The flagship 2019 Dodge Durango has received a number of upgrades, with improved infotainment across its eight trim levels. The three engines available include a 6.4-liter V8, making this North America’s fastest and most powerful three-row SUV.
What's New for 2019
The options list has been extended on 2019 Durango models to include second-row captain’s chairs, blind-spot monitoring, and an integrated trailer brake with the Trailer Tow package.
Choosing Your Dodge Durango
Every Durango bar the range-topping SRT is sold with rear-wheel drive as standard, with all-wheel drive adding $2,600 to each model’s price. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard across the range, powering one of three engines including the default 3.6-liter V6, which produces 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while returning an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 combined.
The Durango is renowned for offering powerful V8 engines, and the 5.7-liter V8 generates 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Despite cylinder deactivation technology, it returns a modest 14/22/17 mpg (city/highway/combined). This falls further to 13/19/15 mpg in the thunderous 6.4-liter V8 found in the SRT, which produces 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while underpinning a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds.
The Durango’s seats can be configured in up to 50 different ways, with the new second-row captain’s chairs on Citadel models and above reclining by 18 degrees and also folding to transport 10-foot items. The second-row seats fold flat, as does the back bench in three-row models.
Of the 2019 Dodge Durango lineup, Citadel models provide buyers with the greatest mechanical choice, with two engine permutations, a choice of drivetrains, and some welcome safety additions on the options list.