Unlike the majority of modern crossover SUVs, the 2019 Dodge Durango has more attitude and heavy SUV capabilities. Thanks to its combination of towing and cargo capabilities, as well as passenger space, the new Durango feels more like a heavy utility vehicle than an SUV. In addition to the power and the towing and hauling capabilities, this vehicle will also feature some improved looks, stylish touches and tech improvements.
2019 Dodge Durango – Design and Improvements
In comparison to the previous models, the 2019 Dodge Durango will sport a more aggressive and athletic look. From the very first look, it is obvious that Dodge intends for the Durango to compete with other, sporty looking crossover SUVs. However, it will not only look more aggressive but also more stylish, as well. The Durango can now challenge the exterior of many Japanese and European crossover SUVs.
When checking out the front of the 2019 Dodge Durango, one can easily spot a smaller, but sportier grille, alongside revamped LED headlights and dual fog lights. The famous Durango badges also adorn the new SUV, in order to keep the well-known look.
Interior and Updates
As opposed to the older models, the 2019 Dodge Durango will offer plenty of new interior features and updates. Even though this SUV is primarily oriented towards providing exceptional performance and hauling capabilities, it is somewhat surprising just how stylish its interior looks and feels.
It can comfortably accommodate up to 7 adults and offer a wide range of cargo options. Thanks to the fully adjustable and heated seats, the customers can expect a very comfortable experience. To add to the luxurious feel, the Dodge has decided to cover the seats with Nappa leather, as well as suede inserts.
All in all, the 2019 Dodge Durango will offer plenty in terms of convenience and comfort. As far as the tech options go, the new SUV will see some updates. These will come in the form of the new UConnect infotainment system, alongside an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, an advanced nav system, an AM/FM/CD radio, Bluetooth support and more.
Engine Details and Performance
The upcoming 2019 Dodge Durango will draw power from two engine variants. Starting from the weaker one, we will see a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. This one will produce 293 hp at 6.400 rpm, 260 lb-ft at 6.400 rpm. Its EPA rating is 19/26 mpg for the RWD variant and 18/25 mpg for the AWD variant.
The more powerful one will be a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 360 hp at 390 lb-ft. The fuel economy on this one is 14/22 mpg. Both engines will come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive.
Expected U.S Release and Price Range
The 2019 Dodge Durango is expected to hit the U.S. market in the second half of 2018. The basic variant will cost around 32.000$. However, the most powerful one will come with a price of no less than 50.000$.