I think it has to do with the shorter wheelbase... The Armada has 9000lb tow capacity with same powertrain but 123.2" wheelbase vs 112.2" Pathfinder.thejean wrote:So, the Durango claims to be able to two 8750 lbs but the Pathfinder only claims 7500 lbs. Why the difference? The Durango 5.7 has more power but similar torque. The two chasis are very similar (the Durango is 2" taller/wider and 8" longer) and the GVWR's are almost identical. So, while the two are very similar (yes, the Durango is a bit bigger and has a tad bit more power), the Durango has almost 1250 lbs more capacity. I fail to see why? The only thing I can think of is that the Durango has solid axle with leaf springs but that should affect payload more than towing capacity I would think. Is Dodge just being agressive in their marketing or is there really a difference between the two? JC
No, wheelbase is definitely another limiting factor. Durango is listed at 119.2", and as I mentioned previously, the Pathfinder is 112.2".thejean wrote:It sounds like payload may also be a limiting factor. So, with trailer brakes, air bags, anti-sway/weight distr hitch, would you both agree that I can go at least to the level of a stock Durango?