2019 Dodge Durango Lineup Features Minimal Changes

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, Automotive Editor - July 13, 2018

There are no shortages of mid-size SUVs for consumers to choose from at the moment. To stay competitive in the growing segment, automakers are continually coming out with changes, both big and small. With the 2019 Dodge Durango, the automaker has given the model some minor updates that make it relevant again.

The Durango will still be available in five trims: SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT, but the Trailer Tow Group option that's available on all of the trims now adds an integrated trailer brake. A new standalone safety feature has been added to the Durango, as well, in the form of blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Three new exterior paint schemes, which include Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, and Reactor Blue, have also been added to the lineup.

The rest of the minor changes for the Durango affect individual trims. The entry-level SXT trim now has a leather seat option for those wanting to be a little more comfortable. The GT trim gets a few more changes, including LED fog lights and a more aggressive front end that comes from the R/T and SRT trims. The model can also be fitted with 20-inch wheels and cloth seats.

Moving up to the Citadel brings second-row captain's chairs as standard, while a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is available. The muscular R/T trim can be fitted with Sepia leather seats and the same Harman Kardon system as the Citadel trim. Lastly, the range-topping SRT trims gains 20-inch wheels and lightweight Brembo brakes as options. Once again, the 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is optional.

The Durango continues to be offered with three different powertrain options: a 295-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8, and the SRT-only 475-hp 6.4-liter V8. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox that's available for the Durango. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive continue to be the only drivetrain choices for the SUV.

We weren't expecting to see any massive additions to the Durango, since the model is poised to get a major redesign in 2020. The 2019 Durango hits showrooms this fall with a starting price tag of $29,995, which doesn't include destination.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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