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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Dodge Durango SRT doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.
Both the Range Rover and Durango SRT have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Durango SRT’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.
When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Range Rover’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.
The Range Rover offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Durango SRT only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.
The Range Rover’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
Both the Range Rover and the Durango SRT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.
The Range Rover comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Durango SRT’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.
The Range Rover’s corrosion warranty is 1 year and unlimited miles longer than the Durango SRT’s (6/unlimited vs. 5/60,000).
For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Range Rover have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the Durango SRT.
To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Range Rover has a standard 1600-amp battery. The Durango SRT’s 700-amp battery isn’t as powerful.
The Range Rover P525’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 43 more horsepower (518 vs. 475) than the Durango SRT’s 6.4 V8. The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 82 more horsepower (557 vs. 475) and 46 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 470) than the Durango SRT’s 6.4 V8.
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Durango SRT (22 city/28 hwy vs. 13 city/19 hwy).
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover P525 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the Durango SRT (16 city/21 hwy vs. 13 city/19 hwy).
The Range Rover P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Durango SRT must run its internal combustion engine to move.
Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Durango SRT doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.
The Range Rover’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Durango SRT (27.6 vs. 24.6 gallons).
The Range Rover’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Durango SRT’s optional 45 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Durango SRT’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.
The Range Rover offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Durango SRT, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.
The Range Rover V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.
The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Durango SRT, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.
The Range Rover’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Durango SRT.
The Land Rover Range Rover may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 550 pounds less than the Dodge Durango SRT.
The Range Rover is 4.3 inches shorter than the Durango SRT, making the Range Rover easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The front grille of the Range Rover Diesel uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer active grille shutters.
Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the tailgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Durango SRT doesn’t offer tailgating seats.
The Range Rover has a much larger cargo volume than the Durango SRT with its rear seat up (31.8 vs. 17.2 cubic feet).
The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.
Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Range Rover’s rear seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.
The Range Rover’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the tailgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Durango SRT’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.
To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover’s tailgate can be opened and closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.
Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Durango SRT, the Range Rover offers an optional passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Range Rover offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer a heads-up display.
The Range Rover’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Durango SRT’s parking brake has to released manually.
The Range Rover’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Durango SRT’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.
In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer headlight washers.
Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Range Rover to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.
Optional air-conditioned front and rear seats keep the Range Rover’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.
The Range Rover’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Durango SRT doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
J.D. Power and Associates rated the Range Rover first among large premium suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Durango SRT isn’t in the top three.
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