Let’s say you and six of your friends are looking to get away for a long weekend and need a cool set of wheels. Or you and the spouse need a vehicle that is fun, fast and capable of shuttling the kids, bringing home the groceries and transporting lots of “stuff” from your favorite home improvement store. Sound like a pipe dream? Think a vehicle like this is only available with a huge price tag? Think again and think Durango R/T.

The 2011 Durango R/T can handle the daily chores of your active lifestyle but does it with great looks and performance at an affordable cost that doesn’t require a second mortgage. The Durango R/T is much more than fancy wheels and a badge. First, our engineers gave the R/T a 20 mm lower ride height, performance steering, unique suspension tuning and massive 265/50R20 performance tires for improved handling. Under the hood, a 360 horsepower 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 breathing through a performance-tuned dual exhaust systems motivates the R/T all while getting an EPA estimated 20 mpg on the highway courtesy of our fuel-saver system. On the outside, the R/T has an aggressive and unique front fascia with fog lamps and a monochromatic body kit that makes it stand out from the herd of SUVs waiting outside the daycare center. The cabin of the R/T is also first class with suede seats for all seven occupants. Driver and shotgun get sport seats with the infamous R/T logo embroidered on them. The Durango R/T also comes equipped with a 10 speaker 506-watt Alpine audio system with sub woofer. So feel free to kick out the jams or children rhymes next time you run to the store or to the cabin.

There’s no law that says you have to drive a dull, boring SUV. Our head of marketing, Fred Deperez will even give you a personal guided tour in the video above.

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