During the 2013 SEMA Show Dodge showed off a Durango concept that had red Nappa leather seats. According to Dodge, ever since Mopar fans have been insistent that such an option be made available on a production Durango model. Well, Dodge has heard the supplications from the masses and is responding with benevolence.
To get seats you can bleed all over and nobody would never know, you have to purchase the 2015 Durango R/T and add the Premium Nappa Leather Group. They’re inspired by the same color available on the Charger and Challenger. Black Nappa leather seats are still available for those who want a more subtle look. No matter the color a buyer chooses, contrast stitching is featured for a higher-end appearance. The SUV also comes with standard 20-inch wheels with a Granite Crystal finish, which is about one shade off from pitch black.
The Durango R/T will be a good vehicle for anyone who wants something that looks and feels sporty, but needs to haul around seven people or bigger items. The SUV sits 20 millimeters lower and is outfitted with HID low-beam headlights, daytime running lights and a power liftgate. Dodge also throws in a Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, USB outlet, SD car slot and an auxiliary input jack. There’s also a premium sound system that thumps out your favorite tunes with nine speakers.
Of course, one of the most important parts of the 2015 Durango R/T is the engine. The 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is a beast, making 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle can tow up to 7,400 pounds, which is plenty for most people. With the wonders of technology, the big V-8 isn’t as thirsty as some might fear, thanks to the Fuel Saver Technology that shuts down cylinders when they’re not needed.
Going with the Premium Nappa Leather Group on the Durango R/T is going to set you back a little, considering it has an MSRP of $1,195.