2024 Dodge Durango Trim Guide

January 31st, 2024 by

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Entering its 14th model year in 2024, Dodge’s third-generation Durango has surpassed typical automotive redesign cycles, reflecting its enduring appeal. Despite its age, this three-row SUV exudes an irresistible old-school charm. A significant contributor to this charm lies in its status as one of the few remaining vehicles to boast the last of the V-8 Hemi engines, particularly notable as the Challenger and Charger cars have now been retired. Alongside the V-8 engine options, which come in displacements of 5.7, 6.4, and 6.2 liters, the Durango’s diverse lineup also includes the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. With prices ranging from $43,000 to over $97,000, determining the right Durango for a buyer involves exploring the details of each of its six trim levels.


The entry-level Dodge Durango, starting at $43,265 (including a $1,595 destination charge), features the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, generating 293 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the SXT model offers a choice between rear- or all-wheel drive. The EPA rates the 3.6-liter Durango’s fuel efficiency at 19/26/21 mpg city/highway/combined with RWD and 18/25/21 with AWD. While the SXT provides essential features like heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable driver’s seat, three-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Plus Package, exclusively available for the SXT, includes additional amenities such as a power moonroof, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning. Notably, the SXT comes with standard blind spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert as its primary driver-assist systems.


While the name GT might suggest it’s the initial performance variant of the Durango, the reality is that the sportiness of the GT is primarily cosmetic. Sporting features like a black grille, black window trim, dual exhaust, and larger 20-inch wheels (compared to the SXT’s 18-inch), the GT maintains the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 powertrain as the SXT. However, the GT boasts a slightly higher horsepower of 295, thanks to the dual exhaust. Notably, it comes with a third-row seat and a power liftgate. The starting price for the GT is $45,765 (including destination fee).


This is where the Durango delves into high-performance territory. Equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine producing 360 hp and 390 pounds-feet of torque, the R/T and the upscale Citadel are the sole Durango models to pair a V-8 with rear-wheel drive (RWD). The EPA rates the 5.7-liter at 14/22/17 mpg for both RWD and all-wheel drive (AWD). Priced at $56,865 (including destination fee), the R/T features a sport suspension, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a nine-speaker Alpine sound system.


Starting at $57,265 (including destination fee), the Citadel stands as the luxurious peak of the Durango lineup, offering a choice between the Pentastar V-6 or the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. It comes standard with features such as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, heated second-row captain’s chairs, a moonroof, and lane departure steering prevention.

SRT 392

This is where the Durango gets exciting. The “392” in the name refers to the cubic-inch displacement of its 6.4-liter V-8, delivering 475 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque to all four wheels. Equipped with an adaptive suspension and Brembo brakes, the SRT maintains control over its considerable power, while standard sport seats with suede inserts provide secure seating. Although the SRT Durangos lack some luxury features standard on the Citadel, like the moonroof, these can be added with the Plus and Premium packages. Pricing for the SRT 392 starts at $76,590 (including destination fee), and the EPA estimates it to achieve 13/19/15 mpg.

SRT Hellcat

In the era of mostly internal combustion engines, the Durango SRT Hellcat, boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 710 hp and is limited to AWD, appears to be delightfully eccentric. Despite the starting price of $97,590 (including destination fee), which might seem steep for a historic oddity, the Hellcat pushes boundaries. Dodge enhances the Brembo brakes, but the Hellcat is largely similar to the naturally aspirated SRT trim. The EPA estimates a fuel efficiency of 12/17/13 mpg for this high-performance Durango.

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