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The 2011 Dodge Durango has been awarded the coveted "Top Safety Pick" by the ultimate authority on vehicle safety: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Dodge Durango has been completely reworked for 2011 with 3.6 Pentastar V6 engine and a strong body structure that allows the Durango to support 4.67 times its 5,059 lb curb weight.
The SUV earned "Good" ratings for frontal, rear and side impact tests, thanks to numerous advanced features such as its Electronic Stability Control system that has three settings that adjusts for various types of terrain and cargo amounts.
The 2011 Dodge Durango also boasts over 40 safety features including curtain air bags, active head restraints and blind spot monitoring. These features, in combination with the SUV's Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill Start Mitigation and Trailer-sway Control, makes the 2011 Dodge Durango a solid safety pick for the IIHS.
With its new safety award, the 2011 Dodge Durango is joining the ranks of the 7 other Chrysler products that have been named to IIHS's list, including the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which earned the title earlier this year.
To get all the safety details on the 2011 Dodge Durango, read the official Chrysler press release:
New Dodge Durango Named Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.