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2021 Dodge Durango R/T
$1,000 price drop
Encore Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
8 mi. from 36633
Ext. color: DB Black Crystal Clearcoat
Int. color: Black
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Fuel type: Gasoline
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
Engine: 5.7L V8 16V MPFI OHV
Stock #: E639610
Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Power Liftgate, Remote Start
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, Premium Sound System
Backup Camera, Brake Assist, Stability Control
Leather Seats, Memory Seat, Third Row Seating
Encore Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM review
Best car buying experience ever!
July 17, 2022
By M. Aton from Mobile, AL
This was the easiest process I’ve ever experienced in buying a car. I worked with Bryan Morris and he worked hard to get me a deal that could t be beat. I would recommend Encore, in Mobile, AL, and Bryan Morris if you are looking for a hassle free car purchasing process.
2021 Dodge Durango R/T review
2021 Durango SXT
April 28, 2023
By Ranch Mama Fox from Conifer, CO
Owns this car
I researched a lot of 7-seater SUVs before deciding on a 1 year old Durango... we needed something that could haul our 5 kids and also double as a commuter car with good cargo space for my husband, who travels to construction job sites all over the place. We both love our RAM trucks (mine is the 2500 horse hauler), so Dodge was a natural choice for us, but we opted for the V6 model for better gas mileage than our Hemis. The Durango did not disappoint!!
I've seen other reviews complaining about the power of the SXT... what do you honestly expect, people?! It's a 3-row SUV, a V6 simply can't put out the HP to move it like the Hellcat would (ohh, that one must be sweet!!).
That being said, we're still pleased with the performance... which is impressive for a vehicle of this size. It still hauls @ss and handles like a dream, and we live on a ranch in the Rockies so good handling on mountain roads in all manner of nasty weather conditions is an absolute MUST for us. You can tell the Durango is modeled on the Challenger chassis so it's basically a race car of an SUV, even in the V6 model. Do yourself a favor and splurge on some d@mn good all-season tires like Michelin LTX for optimum performance in any road conditions.
We've been very impressed with the fuel economy, it does well - even with my husband rallying up and down the mountain and dusting people left & right on his daily commute. Haha! That's one advantage over the V8 models, which guzzle gas as bad as our big RAM trucks. We even run it with the Eco Boost turned off, and often in Sport mode.
One thing my husband's not fond of is the fact that there is only one special jack included... and no mounts for floor jacks or jack stands. A second jack from the dealer is almost $300. So husband spent some time in his metal shop to fab an adapter for a second scissor jack, so he could rotate tires and change the oil. It's a non issue if you take your car in for service, but if you're the type to wrench on your own vehicles, it's something to bear in mind.
Interior design is nice... the only small beef I've got is the 2nd row seat backs fold down, but the whole seat doesn't fold up to more easily access the 3rd row. It's not an issue for our kids clambering over, but it could be awkward for an adult. So the little ones go in the back.
Overall, we're really pleased with our Durango SXT - even for the base model, it's got enough whistles and bells to keep us happy, and an impressive performance to economy ratio. Definitely worth every penny of the purchase price, and it's a vehicle we'll keep for a very long time.