Most manufacturers tend to focus on the “utility” aspect of SUVs, building big boxes capable of hauling lots of people and stuff but without any charisma. The 2019 Dodge Durango bucks that trend, channeling some of the spirit of Dodge’s muscle cars and—in the form of an available HEMI® V8—some of their substance as well.
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Drivers who want an SUV with plenty of room for friends and family, not to mention plenty of power to overcome the most challenging obstacles. The Durango is a five-door SUV with seating for up to seven (depending on the model and seating options selected), and it packs a punch under the hood. The 2019 Dodge Durango comes available in seven trim levels, priced starting from $29,995.1
The 2019 Dodge Durango has a more aggressive attitude than most SUVs. Even the base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 offers plenty of grunt to get this three-row SUV moving. In the Durango, the legendary Pentastar produces 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. But that’s just the beginning.
The Durango also offers something virtually no other SUV in its segment does: V8 muscle. The 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are coupled to eight-speed automatic transmissions with rotary shift knobs and paddle shifters for optional manual control. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive optional. Dodge also quotes decent tow ratings for both engines: 6,200 pounds for the V6, and 7,400 pounds for the V8.
EPA-rated fuel economy for the V6 is 21 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway) with rear-wheel drive.2 The HEMI® V8 is rated at 17 mpg combined (14 mpg city, 22 mpg highway) with rear-wheel drive.3
Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
This 7-inch display not only gives the driver valuable information like speed, RPMs, and cardinal direction; it also provides easy-to-navigate controls for music, including available SiriusXM®, fuel consumption information, and warnings from the driving assistance technology. With available navigation, this cluster display can even put directions conveniently next to other driving information. Staying in control of every aspect of your vehicle has never been easier or safer than with this brilliant display, keeping important information right in front of you, so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Standard safety equipment on the 2019 Dodge Durango includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, active head restraints, and seven airbags. Optional equipment includes a rearview camera, park assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and advanced brake assist.
If an unstoppable SUV isn’t what you’re looking for, Dodge offers many other vehicles that are sure to fit your needs. For the gearheads, we recommend the Dodge Challenger, a classic muscle car redefined. If you need to haul the whole family in comfort and style, check out the Dodge Grand Caravan, a classy and modern people mover.
1 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.
2 EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, RWD. Actual mileage may vary.
3 EPA estimated mpg with 5.7L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, RWD. Actual mileage may vary.
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