2021 Dodge Durango
There’s only one three-row crossover SUV that packs a punch and that’s the 2021 Dodge Durango. Many of its rivals feature a four-cylinder engine, but the Durango kicks things off with a V6 and tops out with the all-new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat that’s powered by a hefty 6.2-liter V8 with an impressive 710 horsepower.
6.2-liter Hellcat V8
Avail. Engine Type
The 2021 Dodge Durango lineup consists of 8 trims: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, RT, Citadel, SRT, and SRT Hellcat. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is the standard engine beneath the hood of the SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, and Citadel, capable of generating 293 horsepower. The Durango RT is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that generates 360 horsepower, while the Durango SRT is powered by a larger 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that offers a hefty 475 horsepower. Both the SRT and SRT Hellcat trims offer standard all-wheel-drive, while the remaining trims come standard with rear-wheel-drive, keeping the Durango athletic and muscular.
2021 Durango SRT Hellcat
Dodge introduced the most uncompromising family SUV on the market, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is now the most powerful SUV ever. Powering the Durango SRT Hellcat is a supercharged 6.2liter HEMI Hellcat V8, with 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. In terms of strength, the Durango Hellcat has a top speed of 180 mph, a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) -certified quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds, and runs 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a halo product, its availability is limited to the 2021 model year.
Aggressive and sharp design lines help the 2021 Dodge Durango stand out in a crowded segment. There’s room for up to seven passengers, but the extra third row does come at an additional cost. Buyers can enjoy standard LED low/high beam solar headlamps, Daytime Running Lights, as well as an LED racetrack tail lamp — inspired by the Dodge Charger and Challenger models. Heated exterior mirrors, as well as LED front turn signals, and automatic high beams are available starting with the R/T trim. Wheel sizes range from 17-20 inches and are offered in different finishes. Additionally, prospective buyers can personalize their Durango with optional stripes packages and a Stow ‘n Place roof rack that can withstand up to 150 lbs of cargo.
Dodge doesn’t shy away from putting the muscle in muscle cars, and although the 2021 Durango is technically a three-row SUV, its cabin was directly inspired by the Dodge Challenger. Gauges with red and white accents are standard, as is a leather-wrapped steering wheel and wheel-mounted controls. Prospective buyers can choose from 15 different seat swatches, including Nappa leather upholstery, houndstooth design and much more. The standard second-row center console includes climate controls and a 115-volt outlet that’s sure to prove useful for passengers riding in the backseat.
The 2021 Dodge Durango comes standard with the Uconnect infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities. Entry-level trims have a 7-inch touchscreen display, although a 10.1-inch touchscreen and the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system are available. A navigation feature is also available at an additional cost as well. A six-speaker premium audio system is standard, but an available 19-speaker Harman/Kardon Premium Audio System takes in-car entertainment to new heights.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2021 Durango features a durable and high-strength steel cage body structure that essentially provides top notch protection in the event of a collision. Additionally, the SUV’s airbag system is composed of advanced multistage airbags, supplemental side-curtain airbags for all three rows, supplemental front-seat side airbags, and a driver inflatable knee bolster airbag as well. A slew of advanced safety features are also available, namely Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Forward Collision Warning with Emergency Braking.
All 2021 Dodge models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.