The Dodge Durango debuted in 1998 and has since evolved into a well-established three-row SUV. With a variety of trims that offer robust towing capacity, high performance, and four-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive, the Durango is fully equipped to handle your needs and those of your family. After its last major update in 2011 the Durango is still stunning and offers modern infotainment features and energy-saving technology. In any case, there’s plenty of value in this car.
The Dodge Durango offers buyers an extremely high-end domestic SUV with an impressive third-row and the most advanced technology Dodge offers. Its interiors are high-end and feature Citadel trims, as well as high-performance models such as the SRT model, the Durango provides a trim to almost every family.
Trims and Pricing
Dodge provides the Durango with eight different trim levels. The base SXT includes the standard features of 18-inch alloy wheels as well as heated side mirrors, automatic fog lights, headlights cruise control with locking and power windows, a fold-flat front seating, satellite radio and a sound system that includes an additional input port. Crew models include additional standard features, including remote start, a leather-wrapped steer wheel, front seats that are powered and a cargo cover. auto-dimming rearview as well as keyless ignition and entry as well as a backup camera as well as rear parking sensors. Bluetooth along with a touch screen information center. The SXT is also equipped with the capacity to tow 6,200 pounds that starts at just $30,500.
The SXT Plus comes well equipped with the same features as the SXT however it also includes Siris XM satellite radio, eight-way power driver’s seat and roof rails with bright sides priced at $34,600.
The GT trim features an aggressive front fascia that is body-colored to give a more sophisticated appearance for your Durango. It also comes with new 20″ wheels 60/40 Fold and Tumble Seat and third row seat as well as a variety of heritage color options are available beginning at $34,645.
GT Plus trim continues to enhance the GT trim, including a heated steering wheel as well as heated second and first-row seats, a liftgate with power and remote vehicle start at approximately $40,000.
Its Citadel trim is targeted at those who want a lavish interior with Nappa leather-trimmed seats and dual rear exhausts and 20″ chrome wheels. This trim starts at $43,000.
The R/T is designed for people who are looking for performance. The R/T comes with a stronger 5.7L HEMI engine. It also comes with high-performance handling and suspension as well as 20″ high-gloss wheels. The interior is also equipped with Uconnect 4C, which includes Navigation as well as Alpine high-end audio. For added performance, the R/T trim costs approximately $44,000 at the start.
The most luxurious version that comes with the Durang is”Citadel Anodized Platinum.” Citadel Anodized Platinum trim which has a hand-wrapped, soft-touch instruments panel Nappa air-conditioned leather front seats. heated second-row captains’ chairs, as well as the high intensity discharge headlamps. The price for the additional luxury is raised to just under $46,000 from the start.
The most powerful variant that comes with the Durango is called the SRT. It comes with an 6.4L HPI SRT engine, the version is built around performance. Active dampers and a tuned all-wheel drive system make an extremely powerful SUV with three rows on the market beginning at around $64,000.
Engine and Performance
The Durango comes in rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel-drive variants, with the exception of SRT which is available only with all-wheel drive. The engine that is standard on the Dodge Durango is a 3.6L V6 that produces 293 horsepower and 265 pound-feet torque. It is coupled to an 8-speed automated that is available in both rear-wheel-drive and all wheel-drive models.
The trim you choose will depend on the trim chosen or the optional equipment you want Based on the trim selected and optional equipment desired, a 5.7L V8 HEMI can be found with 360 horsepower as well as 390 pounds-feet of torque. If you’re looking for the most powerful performance SRT trim, it comes is equipped with the 6.4L V8 HEMI that produces the power of 475 horses and470 pounds-feet of torque.
Customers can pick from an all-black interior scheme as well as black trim and beige seats with frosted trim and the seats in tan. The Durango has a luxurious interior made up of premium materials and top build quality. The gauges are displayed in a simple to read in the format of the driver and all knobs and switches are easily accessible.
The interior space is great for the first row and the second row features less legroom than the ones seen in other mid-sized crossovers. It’s also surprising that the 3rd row offers more legroom than the first row. There’s actually plenty of room so that adults can comfortably take a seat in the row behind them in a comfortable manner. The seats of the Durango are pretty comfortable. The cargo space is decent in the range of 84.5 cubic feet when the third and second rows folded in. Second row seats can not only fold flat, but they can also “tumble” forward, allowing to store more cargo across the flooring.