2019 Dodge Durango
The 2019 Dodge Durango has its unique place in the automotive world. It offers a V8 muscle and remarkable towing capacity of 8,600 pounds. It also seats seven with plenty of room in the third row.
There’s nothing that can match this combination of talents, especially at the Durango’s price level. It has plenty to offer such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration as standard, a user-friendly infotainment system, and proper off-road credentials, thanks to 8.1 inches of ground clearance and (optional) all-wheel drive with low-range gearing.
6.4L HEMI V8 engine
Avail. Engine Type
Dodge awards the Durango with three powertrains, starting with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine making 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 is rated at 360 horsepower, it is an option in the Citadel, but it comes standard in the R/T. The SRT trim features a 6.4-liter V8 which produces 470 pound-feet of torque and 475 horsepower. Standard is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Each engine is up for daily driving, with enough mumble to pass other vehicles easily. The V8s deliver better acceleration, and the SRT’s have 6.4-liter ranks, which is among the most powerful engines in its class. The engines available come with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
Handling & Braking
The Durango is comfortable enough to cruise around, especially on long trips as well. The sport enhancements in the R/T and SRT make it more fun to drive. The rear-wheel drive is standard, but an all-wheel drive is an option.
The GT’s front end got a revamp, and it offers a center air inlet on the SRT-style hood. The 2019 Durango’s styling incorporates a certain toughness, a subtly sporty look, and a fair amount of chrome in a few trim levels. The “racetrack taillight” design spans the entire rear end, and it is undoubtedly distinctive.
Inside the 2019 Durango seems higher in quality than most of its rivals, the deluxe Citadel trim in particular. It’s this version with its heated 2nd-row and heated/ventilated front seats. Most trim levels offer captain’s chairs, and it replaces the bench in the second row, which is easier to access the third row.
The cargo space on all three rows are in place is useful at 17 cubic feet, expanding to 43.3 and then 85.1. The front-passenger seat also folds down, so the Durango can take quite long items. Citadel and SRT versions may also be specified with headliners of simulated suede.
A rearview camera is standard, along with the Uconnect infotainment system, a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, voice controls, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Upgrades include a larger 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, a nine-speaker Alpine stereo, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, a rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system, and a suite of advanced safety features. The Uconnect infotainment system’s straightforward layout, large touchscreen buttons, and physical controls all make it easy to use, and it comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can also use your smartphone’s apps on the touch screen.
Safety Features and Warranty
The only standard safety is the single rearview camera that’s the standard safety feature in the 2019 Durango. Front and rear parking sensors are available. Some packages include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
Every Dodge Brand vehicle comes with a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. That warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component. Coverage includes towing to the nearest Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle dealer, if necessary. The warranty is transferable too so if you sell your vehicle during the warranty period, the new owner is covered as well.