What Is the 2019 Dodge Durango?
The Dodge Durango delivers muscle car power and feel in a large, three-row SUV. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the Durango competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. With seating for up to seven people, the Durango has a standard 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Two optional V-8 engines are offered: a 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 and a 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 that goes in the SRT version. All engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
What’s New on the 2019 Dodge Durango?
The optional Trailer Tow Package now includes an integrated trailer brake. The base SXT trim can have optional leather seats, while the sporty GT trim now shares its front-end design and LED foglamps with the R/T and SRT models. The GT can also have an available performance hood with an air inlet and heat extractors. A Harman Kardon premium audio system is now available for Citadel, R/T and SRT trims.
What Features in the 2019 Dodge Durango Are Most Important?
Seating options are aplenty in the Durango, from a second-row bench seat or captain’s chairs to an available third row. Dodge’s easy-to-use and responsive Uconnect multimedia system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard, but a larger 8.4-inch screen is optional. Looking to entertain rear-seat passengers? Opt for the dual-screen entertainment system. The available V-8 engines do offer more towing capability, but you shouldn’t rule out the standard V-6 as it can tow up to 6,200 pounds when properly equipped. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning cost extra.
Should I Buy the 2019 Dodge Durango?
With its rear-drive platform, bold truck-inspired styling, high-performance V-8 engine offerings and towing capability, the Durango doesn't follow the typical three-row SUV template. If that's what you want, no other mainstream large SUV matches it.