2024 Dodge Durango Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Dodge Durango Model Review

Dodge Durango

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,670 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.6-liter V6 producing 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, or a choice of three different V8 options
  • Available Hellcat variant with 710 horsepower
  • Towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds
  • Available three-row seating
  • Uconnect® infotainment system with a choice of either Alpine® or Harman Kardon® stereo systems
  • Heated front seats
  • Standard 3-zone climate control
  • Standard Bi-Function LED Projector Headlamps
  • Wheels up to 20 inches
Dodge Durango

About The Dodge Durango

Dodge is proud of its muscle car heritage, and tries to add a bit of muscle car to everything they make. But sometimes they add a lot of muscle car, and the Durango is an example of a lot of muscle car. While it is also a highly practical three-row SUV, one look at the Durango and you can tell it’s built to be something different. The Durango is offered with four different engines, with three of them being V8s, up to the hugely powerful supercharged Hellcat engine that churns out 710 horsepower. That’s right, this SUV with three rows of seats and lots of space for groceries can also hit 60 mph from a dead stop in just 3.5 seconds. This no-compromise approach means you don’t have to choose between the excitement of a muscle car and the practicality of a three-row SUV.


What the Critics Say

The Durango SRT, which is what we tested, is a testament to Dodge's commitment to performance. The engine is powerful, accelerating this 5,500-pound behemoth effortlessly to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Yet the Durango is also well mannered in everyday driving. Braking performance is strong and smooth. The transmission's shifts are also buttery smooth and don't feel the least bit abrupt in stop-and-go traffic.” — Edmunds
In a segment full of exceedingly practical vehicles, the Dodge Durango stands out as the muscle car alternative to its three-row peers. Its styling invokes the popular Charger sedan, both in terms of its bulging fenders and its gaping grille. Impressive towing capability and a range of available V-8 engines further sets the Durango apart from its peers that are largely powered by four- or six-cylinder powerplants.” — MotorTrend


Dodge Durango Features

Dodge Durango Hellcat

Muscle Car Performance

Today, even large three-row SUVs will often come with a four-cylinder engine as the standard power plant. But that wouldn’t be very muscle car, so the Durango comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s a bit more pep than you’ll get from standard engines in competing SUVs, but the optional power plants give you even more. Move up to the 5.7-liter V8 and you’ll get 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque, and that ever-important muscle car feature, the sound of a V8 growl. For more serious power, there is the SRT® 392, which has a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 horsepower, enough to get the Durango to 60 in 4.4 seconds. At the top of the performance ladder is the Hellcat, a 710-horsepower version of the Durango that goes beyond Dodge’s embracing of muscle cars, and turns the Durango into a serious performance machine. In addition to the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, you get six-piston high-performance Brembo brakes, and a Bilstein® Active-Damping High-Performance Suspension. Because stopping and handling might not be what muscle cars are known for, but they’re still important.

Dodge Durango Cargo Space

Incredible Practicality

If you were just looking for a muscle car, you would buy a Challenger, the appeal of the Durango is that it offers muscle car performance alongside a huge helping of actual practicality. The base SXT trim of the Durango comes with seating for five and a massive 43.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the back. The rest of the trim lineup has seating for seven, and while this cuts down on cargo space when the seats are up, the second- and third-row seats can all be folded down for a maximum of 85.1 cubic feet of space, which is enormous. Thanks to the power liftgate, it’s also easy to access this cargo area, and the seriously impressive 8,700-pound towing capacity means that you can take quite a lot with you wherever you go. All-wheel drive is either standard or available on every trim, and there are brake options that can quickly reign in even the most powerful of Durango variants. And since a family vehicle isn’t really practical unless it’s also safe, Dodge includes quite a few safety features, like Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, rain-sensing wipers, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Dodge Durango Interior

Copious Creature Comforts

The whole idea of the Durango is that it’s a muscle car that’s easy to live with every day, so a spacious and comfortable interior features prominently in the appeal of the big SUV. The standard infotainment system is Uconnect® 4, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and uses an 8.4-inch screen. There is also an available 10.2-inch screen with Uconnect® 5, which adds wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability. The standard stereo is made by Alpine®, making the Durango one of a small number of mainstream vehicles with a name-brand stereo as standard equipment. The standard version features 6 speakers, but a version with 9 is available. And just like horsepower, Dodge gives you the option for a huge number of speakers as well, with an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon® system. Nappa leather, heated and ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel are all available, and heated seats come standard.


Trims & Specs

Dodge Durango SXT

SXT

  • Starting at $41,670 MSRP*
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 Engine with 295 HP and 260 LB-FT of Torque
  • 18-Inch Tech Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Seating for 5
  • Bi-Function LED Projector Headlamps
  • Air Conditioning with 3-Zone Automatic Temp Control
Dodge Durango GT

GT

  • Starting at $44,170 MSRP*
  • 20-Inch Fine Silver Aluminum Wheels and Dual Exhaust
  • Heated Flat Bottom Steering Wheel and Heated First-Row Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Power Liftgate
  • Seating for 7
Dodge Durango R/T

R/T

  • Starting at $55,270 MSRP*
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 Engine with 360 HP and 390 LB-FT of Torque
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.1-Inch Touchscreen
  • Premium Alpine® Audio System with Nine Speakers and Subwoofer
  • Heated Flat Bottom Steering Wheel and Heated First- and Second-Row Seats
  • Performance Steering and Sport Suspension
Dodge Durango Citadel

Citadel

  • Starting at $55,670 MSRP*
  • 20-Inch Satin Carbon Aluminum Wheels
  • Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seating with Perforated Inserts and Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Second-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Power Sunroof
  • Wireless Charging-Pad
Dodge Durango SRT 392

SRT® 392

  • Starting at $74,995 MSRP*
  • 6.4-liter HEMI® SRT V8 Engine Producing 475 HP
  • Brembo Six-Piston High-Performance Brakes
  • Bilstein® Active-Damping High-Performance Suspension
  • Harman Kardon® 19-Speaker Audio System
  • Laguna Leather Seats with Red Seat Belts and Hand-Wrapped Instrument Panel
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

SRT® Hellcat

  • Starting at $95,995 MSRP*
  • Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT V8 Engine with up to 710 HP and 645 LB-FT of Torque
  • Second-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • 20" x 10" Machine Face Wheels with Dark Pockets
  • APEX Hydro Interior Accents

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.