The Dodge Durango is one of the longest-serving designs on the market, having been on sale since 2011. In this case, the Durango brings to mind the phrase “survival of the fittest,” because Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has done a good job keeping this large-for-a-midsize SUV mostly up to date. The 2018 Dodge Durango offers Uconnect infotainment that’s a cinch to use, and a big, comfortable 7-passenger cabin that’s starting to show its age. Thanks in part to a 2014 model-year update, today’s three-row Durango still looks fresh enough, and a new-for-2018 fire-breathing SRT model adds a 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter V8 that delivers 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 8,700 pounds of towing capacity.
Higher-volume models will continue to be powered by FCA’s well-regarded 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or an optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8, both paired to an eight-speed automatic. A base rear-wheel drive Durango SXT starts at $29,995 plus delivery, while the power-drunk SRT asks $62,995 (all prices before options and delivery fees). A well-equipped mid-grade model can typically be had for around $40,000, and represents a good value — especially if you need to tow something.
The third-generation Dodge Durango launched for the 2011 model year and received a facelift for the 2014 model year. Last year, Dodge added a wild SRT version packing 485 horsepower. For 2019, Dodge is reshuffling some packages on the three-row SUV and tweaking the look of the GT trim so it looks more like the sporty R/T and SRT versions. There are also some new wheel designs and three new exterior colors. A trailer-brake controller is now included with the towing package and blind-spot monitoring is now offered as a standalone option on all trim levels. Whichever Dodge Durango you pick, you'll enjoy a roomy, well-equipped SUV with lots of style and muscle.
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The Durango offers three powertrains, all backed up by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Dodge likes to refer to the Durango as a three-row version of its Charger muscle car, and indeed, the Durango has more powerful engines than many of its direct rivals -- at the expense of fuel efficiency.
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