2019 Dodge Durango Highlights
After adding the powerful Dodge Durango SRT to the 2018 model lineup, the Dodge brand is reshuffling some packages on the most capable third-row SUV. For the 2019 model year, the Dodge Durango is adding five distinct models – SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T and SRT. From the Dodge Durango SRT’s powerful engine that produces 475 horsepower to the Durango SXT’s capable V6 engine, each model provides high performance and fuel efficiency. Moreover, all models are available with all-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities.
2019 Dodge Durango SRT
For the 2019 model year, the Dodge Durango SRT is still considered America’s fastest, most powerful, most capable three-row SUV. Equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, the Durango SRT can go from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and kills a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds – according to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The Durango SRT’s V8 engine allows for a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. Additional performance features include an Active Damping System that opens and closes the suspensions damper valves, performance-tuned AWD system, and an exhaust system that delivers an undeniable high performance Dodge//SRT exhaust sound.
The interior cabin of the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT is just as impressive as what’s under the hood. The Durango offers 43.3 cubic feet of cargo space once the third row is folded down, and offers 85.1 cubic feet with the second row also folded down. The interior design features Laguna leather and carbon fiber accents along the instrument panel, paired with a hand-wrapped dashboard with live silver accent stitching. Lastly, an 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system offers a one-of-a-kind sound experience for the interior cabin.
“The Durango is our three-row Charger of the SUV segment, delivering uncompromised utility, advanced technology, class-leading towing and driving range, confident driving dynamics and aggressive styling,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Customer demand for utility vehicles in the United States has exploded over the past decade, and with America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUVs in our garage and the new updates for the 2019 model year, Dodge Durango continues to separate itself from the competition with the performance and capability that our customers demand.”
2019 Dodge Durango R/T
The 2019 Dodge Durango R/T offers the most bang for your buck – well, in this case, more muscle for your buck. Powered by the standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the 5.7-liter engine produces 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque, and has a maximum towing capacity 7,400 pounds. The unique Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder deactivation effortlessly fluctuates between a high-fuel economy four-cylinder mode and a V8 mode when more power is necessary.
The Durango R/T interior features include seven-passenger seating, a second-row captain’s chair, and Sepia leather seats. The infotainment system features an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen display that includes Uconnect 4C NAV, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The exterior includes standard features like a performance front fascia with LED fog lamps, and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with automatic high-beam headlamps.
2019 Dodge Durango Citadel
The 2019 Dodge Durango Citadel is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This V6 engine produces 295 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. The Durango Citadel model offers the same 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine option and Fuel Saver Technology as the Durango R/T.
Standard interior features include a second-row captain’s chairs, an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 4C NAV, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, and a premium nine-speaker audio system with a subwoofer. Plus, an 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is an available option. Lastly, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, HID headlamps with automatic high-beam headlamps, and rain-sensing windshield wipers all come standard.
2019 Dodge Durango GT
At the halfway point of the Dodge Durango lineup sits the 2019 Dodge Durango GT. The Durango GT is powered by a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This V6 engine outputs 295 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. For the 2019 model year, the Durango GT has a standard performance front fascia and LED fog lamps, just like the R/T and SRT models. Additional standard features include LED daytime running lamps and dual exhaust with bright tips.
An SRT-inspired performance hood with a center air inlet duct and two heat extractors, cloth seating, and a 20-inch wheel design are all offered on the exterior of the Durango Citadel trim, complete with a satin carbon or brass money finish. Furthermore, heated first- and second-row seating, a heated leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, paddle shifters, and a power liftgate are available options for the 2019 Dodge Durango GT.
2019 Dodge Durango SXT
Last but certainly not least, the 2019 Dodge Durango SXT. This spacious and stylish Durango SXT is power by the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission as the previous stated models. For the 2019 model year, the SXT trim features leather seats as an option and standard five-passenger seating that allow consumers to configure the cabin in 50 different ways.
Additional standard interior features include perforated leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a driver-oriented electronic T-shifter, and Bluetooth streaming partnered with integrated voice commands. Lastly, the SXT model offers a 7-inch full-color driver infotainment digital cluster display that can be completely customized to the consumers wants. Also, Uconnect 4 with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and Keyless Enter `n Go with push button start are also available options.
The 2019 Dodge Durango lineup has a starting MSRP of $29,995 (plus destination fee) and are expected to arrive in dealers fall of 2018. Here at University Dodge, we have 2018 Dodge Durangos available. Stop by our Davie, FL location for a test drive or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection.