2026 Dodge Durango Looks Ahead

October 11th, 2023 by

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As reported by Automotive News, there are plans to revamp the 2026 Dodge Durango, with the possibility of it making a comeback as an electric vehicle, marking a significant redesign for this spacious crossover SUV. In 2024, the Hellcat edition reemerged, despite earlier rumors suggesting it would only be available for the 2023 model year. While Dodge’s plans for trims and the Hellcat’s future remain uncertain, experts anticipate the continuation of the classic American muscle that Dodge is known for, albeit potentially with a more polished and refined character.

On the outside, the large Dodge SUV is anticipated to feature an entirely redesigned appearance, potentially aligning more closely with the Hornet. The Durango is likely to receive a fresh front fascia and grille, along with updated headlights and a revised rear end. Some elements of its robust styling are expected to be retained, maintaining its distinctive Durango aesthetic. Internally, it is expected that the 2026 Durango will undergo a comprehensive redesign, with a new appearance and an overhauled center stack featuring a larger central screen and an expanded digital display. Currently, the Durango is equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, six Alpine speakers, four USB ports, satellite radio, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Beginning with the GT Plus trim level, most models come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, nine Alpine speakers, and wireless phone charging. The hope is that these optional features will be made standard, even on the base trim.

Beneath the hood, the existing Durango offers a range of engine options, and it is likely that this will persist in the 2026 Durango redesign. However, experts anticipate the addition of new engine choices, possibly including a hybrid or electric powertrain. Currently, the Durango is available with one of four following engines: a 3.6L V6, a 5.7L V8, a 6.4L V8, or a 6.4L Supercharged V8. The current Durango boasts a towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds, depending on the configuration. For the redesigned Durango, buyers can expect a towing capacity at least equal to this.

Anticipated to launch late in 2026, the redesigned 2026 Dodge Durango’s release schedule aligns with previous patterns, although  official confirmation from Dodge is pending. Updates will become more frequent as additional information becomes accessible. The comprehensive redesign is likely to result in a higher price point for the 2026 Durango compared to the current model, which has an initial MSRP starting around $40,000 (plus destination fee). In the market, the Dodge Durango will face competition from other large crossovers, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer, and Mazda CX-90.

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