Here’s Everything The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Can Offer
Customers better hold on tight to their steering wheel in Durango’s 2019 SRT model. This model proves it’s worthy of being out on the road by offering comfort, style, and power. A lot has changed in the last 22 years since Durango’s debut and here’s what the latest model can offer.
V-6 PROVES WORTHY:
The V-6 proves worthy for different trim levels. Citadel and R/T are available with a new 825-watt Harman/ Kardon stereo. Second-row captain’s chairs are standard in the Citadel and the GT can be ordered with the R/ T’s power-dome hood with a functional hood scoop and aggressively styled front fascia. All Durangos can now be ordered with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts and, as of this year, the Trailer Tow package includes an integrated trailer brake.
Its V-6 powerplant produces a 0-60 run in a tick or two over 7 seconds. Its 6,200 tow rating leads the segment. With a light load on two-lane roads, the GT mustered enough punch to blow by slower traffic.
The 2019 Durango SRT can seat five people in its standard configuration but it’s also available with a third-row that can boost the seating up to seven. Cloth upholstery comes standard but with an upgrade, customers can look into numerous leather upholstery styles to purchase as well. Heated front and, second-row seats, power-adjustable and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel are also up for grabs.
Comfort and support are what you can expect from a Durango. The first two rows can accommodate adults with no problem. For children car seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors, as well as an additional tether anchor for the second-row middle seat and each of the third-row seats.
DURANGO CARGO SPACE:
The Durango has 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats. Folding them down unveils 43.3 cubic feet of space, and folding down the second row as well opens a maximum 85.1 cubic feet. A fold-flat front passenger seat lets you carry longer items and the cargo area is wide and deep enough to accommodate bulky objects.
DURANGO INFOTAINMENT, BLUETOOTH, AND NAVIGATION:
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 Blue-ray/ DVD entertainment system, and a suite of advanced safety features. The Uconnect infotainment system’s straightforward layout, large screen buttons, and physical controls all make it easy to use, making the use of your smartphone’s apps on the touch screen a breeze.
Externally, the Durango looks every bit an SUV, not some sort of crossover. Base SXTs still receive fog lights and a chrome cow-catcher gunsight grille standing in front of the cheap-to-maintain Pentastar V6. Racetrack-style taillights adorn the rear and look just as good on the Durango as they do on the charger. Customers will be able to find them in colors such as Octane red and a violet hue.
As of yet, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash-tested the 2019 Durango. A rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in the Durango. However, there is a package that includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
If you want top quality, then you pay for top quality. The Durango SRT trim is one of the pricier high-end trims in the class, but take into consideration everything it offers. It has a starting MSRP of $62,995 (plus destination fee).
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