Dodge is a well-known manufacturer, whose popularity is raising because of its muscle car Challenger. However, the company is present in other classes. If Challenger is number one, the second most popular vehicle is probably Durango crossover. Also, with its SRT version, it is making difference among performance-tuned SUVs. The 2019 Dodge Durango is going to be exciting for next season, although we believe SRT will cause high interest.
Updates for 2019 season are not small. This crossover will update its infotainment system. Also, longer wheelbase is giving extra space in the cabin for all 7 passengers. Nevertheless, more room is left for cargo. Under the hood, we are not expecting big changes. Dodge is leaving new drivetrains for a new generation, which will happen in 2021 or 2022.
2019 Dodge Durango Performance
So, upcoming crossover uses the same Pentastar powertrain as its predecessor. This 3.6-l V-6 can deliver 290 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. Energy is going through an 8-speed transmission to all wheels. Dodge is going to keep a 5.7-l V-8 engine for RT trim. This model can make 360 horsepower. However, its fuel economy is way beyond entry-level SUV. For 2019 Dodge Durango it will be probably 28/20 mpg for highway/city drive.
A special version of the 2019 Dodge Durango is its SRT version. Performance-tuned model is using a 6.4-l HEMI V-8 drivetrain. That makes this crossover one of the fastest on the planet with just 4.4 seconds needed to reach 60 mph. It is unmatchable when we compare 3-row SUVs in ¼ mile sprint and overall power. Torque level at 470 lb-ft and 475 hp can produce energy for maximum towing of 8,700 lbs. This result is another ‘best in the class’ record.
2019 Dodge Durango Trim Levels and Options
The redesign of the 2019 Dodge Durango will bring new features. However, the base trim remains SXT, with probably similar equipment. There are 18-inch wheels and 10 color schemes for it.
Upper, Plus model adds Sirius radio and power driver seat. We can find roof rails on this version, while SXT is not offering this feature. The highlight of the GT model is leather on bucket seats. Also, larger wheels are coming for this SUV. Durango Citadel upgrades exhaust with the dual-tip system. Premium infotainment and interior are available on RT model. There, buyers will find the latest Uconnect system and BeatsAudio sound system.
2019 Dodge Durango Release Date
The 2019 Dodge Durango is going to have a premiere probably late in 2018. LA car show is a favorite to present it. Even if that doesn’t happen, the SUV is not going to miss the auto show in Detroit. Dodge is not going to offer all trim levels at once. It is even possible that SRT version will come before base model.
How much does Dodge Durango cost?
With $30,000 price tag, entry-level Durango SXT is going to be very affordable and attractive. Significant raise of the cost is for GT model, while Citadel goes over $40,000. The top model is RT, while the SRT is another class of 3-row SUV. Its price of $70,000 for 2019 season proves these claims.