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2021 Dodge Durango

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The 2021 Dodge Durango straddles the line between a car-based crossover and an old-school sport utility vehicle. It certainly looks rugged like a traditional SUV and boasts heavy-duty towing capabilities, particularly when it’s hiding a big Hemi V8 engine underhood. But the comfortable ride, space-efficient interior and reasonably good handling afforded by its unibody design means it drives more like a car than truck-based competitors such as the Toyota 4Runner or Chevy Tahoe. Families with big toys to haul may find the Durango strikes an ideal balance between car and truck, though options like the newly redesigned Ford Explorer and brand-new Kia Telluride may be more comfortable and efficient for everyone else.

The Durango receives meaningful updates for 2021, with a lightly refreshed exterior that includes a redesigned front fascia and grille, but the big changes are found inside. An all-new dashboard and 10.1-inch infotainment screen are highlights. A new R/T Tow N Go package combines the looks of the high-performance SRT model with active damping suspension and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The real headline-grabbing addition is the SRT Hellcat and its 710-horsepower supercharged engine.

These updates come at a time when this version of the Durango has been on the market for a full decade. Nevertheless, it still offers a compelling package with seating for up to seven passengers and the buyer’s choice of a standard V6 engine with 290 horsepower or one of three V8 options. There’s a 5.7-liter that offers 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, while the 392-badged SRT model boasts 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. The new SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV sold in America. The V6 can tow 6,200 pounds, which is enough to beat any of its most popular competitors. Base 5.7-liter V8 editions can tow as much as 7,400 lbs, while the beefy SRT models and the Tow N Go lead the like-sized utility vehicle segment with towing capacity of 8,700 lbs.

The Durango is offered in several trim levels, starting with the SXT and progressing through GT, R/T and Citadel tiers before peaking with the aforementioned high-performance SRT editions that can out-accelerate any muscle car from the 1960s or 1970s. The 5.7-liter V8 comes with the R/T trim, all others (minus the fire-breathing SRT, of course) get a 3.6-liter V6 as standard equipment. Four-wheel drive is optional across the board, again with the exception of the SRTs that get all-wheel drive standard. Six-cylinder Durangos achieve EPA-estimated fuel mileage ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 combined with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The V8 models return 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined. The SRT gets 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined, though buyers of that overpowered brute probably don’t care all that much about efficiency. Everyone else might, however, and the Durango’s sub-par fuel economy is a serious reason to consider another, more fuel-efficient large crossover. As for the Hellcat, those numbers haven’t yet been announced, but expect it to gulp fuel as fast as it can be pumped out of the Gulf.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Dodge Durango, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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The 2021 Dodge Durango straddles the line between a car-based crossover and an old-school sport utility vehicle. It certainly looks rugged like a traditional SUV and boasts heavy-duty towing capabilities, particularly when it’s hiding a big Hemi V8 engine underhood. But the comfortable ride, space-efficient interior and reasonably good handling afforded by its unibody design means it drives more like a car than truck-based competitors such as the Toyota 4Runner or Chevy Tahoe. Families with big toys to haul may find the Durango strikes an ideal balance between car and truck, though options like the newly redesigned Ford Explorer and brand-new Kia Telluride may be more comfortable and efficient for everyone else.

The Durango receives meaningful updates for 2021, with a lightly refreshed exterior that includes a redesigned front fascia and grille, but the big changes are found inside. An all-new dashboard and 10.1-inch infotainment screen are highlights. A new R/T Tow N Go package combines the looks of the high-performance SRT model with active damping suspension and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The real headline-grabbing addition is the SRT Hellcat and its 710-horsepower supercharged engine.

These updates come at a time when this version of the Durango has been on the market for a full decade. Nevertheless, it still offers a compelling package with seating for up to seven passengers and the buyer’s choice of a standard V6 engine with 290 horsepower or one of three V8 options. There’s a 5.7-liter that offers 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, while the 392-badged SRT model boasts 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. The new SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV sold in America. The V6 can tow 6,200 pounds, which is enough to beat any of its most popular competitors. Base 5.7-liter V8 editions can tow as much as 7,400 lbs, while the beefy SRT models and the Tow N Go lead the like-sized utility vehicle segment with towing capacity of 8,700 lbs.

The Durango is offered in several trim levels, starting with the SXT and progressing through GT, R/T and Citadel tiers before peaking with the aforementioned high-performance SRT editions that can out-accelerate any muscle car from the 1960s or 1970s. The 5.7-liter V8 comes with the R/T trim, all others (minus the fire-breathing SRT, of course) get a 3.6-liter V6 as standard equipment. Four-wheel drive is optional across the board, again with the exception of the SRTs that get all-wheel drive standard. Six-cylinder Durangos achieve EPA-estimated fuel mileage ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 combined with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The V8 models return 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined. The SRT gets 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined, though buyers of that overpowered brute probably don’t care all that much about efficiency. Everyone else might, however, and the Durango’s sub-par fuel economy is a serious reason to consider another, more fuel-efficient large crossover. As for the Hellcat, those numbers haven’t yet been announced, but expect it to gulp fuel as fast as it can be pumped out of the Gulf.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Dodge Durango, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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$37,577 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine 3.6L V-6
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy
Seating 7 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 295 @ 6400 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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