The 2019 Dodge Durango comes with a sleeker look, new engine, and a good number of interior goodies. Ever since its introduction in 1998, the Durango has been synonymous with durability and reliability. However, in the last few years, this model was slowly being surpassed by modern European and Japanese models.
For that reason, the Dodge has decided to up the ante and equip its upcoming model with some much-needed tech features and a more powerful engine. Of course, the 2019 Durango is still the essence of durability and ruggedness, albeit with a tech edge and more power as well.
2019 Dodge Durango – Muscular and Boxy Look
On the outside, the 2019 Dodge Durango preserves its muscular and boxy look. The American manufacturer has decided to improve upon the SUV’s looks and add some sporty features too. In the front, the upcoming Durango will sport a smaller but sleeker grille. There is also a new LED highlight below the projector-beam headlights and a reworked bumper.
In the back, we will see a cool LED setup, which will give the Durango an exciting racetrack taillight display. For those interested in an even sportier look, there will also be the Blacktop aesthetic trim level as well. This one will include striking 20-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, an abundance of Durango badges.
Interior Styling and Features
Inside, the 2019 Dodge Durango is as roomy and comfortable as ever. When taking into account the level of luxury this SUV provides, one could easily mistake it for a higher priced model. In order to keep up with the modern trends, the Dodge has implemented a good amount of quality materials, such as natural leather and wood.
In addition, it has also equipped the Durango’s cabin with high-quality, fully adjustable seats, which feature heating and cooling functions too. The SUV can easily provide accommodation for up to 7 passengers, thanks to its 3-row seat configuration. Additionally, there is also plenty of available cargo space, with almost 85 cubic feet. When it comes to the tech features, the 2019 Dodge Durango doesn’t disappoint.
Safety-wise, there will be blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, parking sensors, a rearview camera and more. In the infotainment department, there will be the UConnect system along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, MP3, Sirius satellite radio and so on.
Engine Types and Specifications
Under the hood, the 2019 Dodge Durango will sport two different engine variants. The standard one will come in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It will produce 293 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA of 18/25 mpg. Now, the true performance star of the upcoming Durango will be a brawny V8 engine.
This is going to be a 5.7-liter V8, which produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The SUV will achieve an EPA rating of 14/22 mpg and go from 0 to 62 mph in around 6.2 seconds. Both engines will come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and either an RWD or an AWD.
Estimated Arrival and Cost of the 2019 Dodge Durango
Those waiting for the 2019 Dodge Durango will have to be patient since it won’t hit the stores before mid to late 2018. Its base price will start at $31.800 and reach $46.000 for the V8 variant.