2019 Dodge Durango
The Dodge Durango is returning for the 2019 model year, and it has the perfect balance of performance, class, and fuel economy. Made for families and those looking for adventure, the 2019 Dodge Durango has an affordable starting price and continues to offer its consumers power in all facets of life. Now for 2019, some new changes have come to nearly every trim, with the lineup shrinking down to five trims to offer consumers more for less.
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Engine Types and Trims
For the 2019 model year, the Dodge Durango lineup has been reduced to the SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT trims. The standard engine powering the SXT, GT, and Citadel is the popular 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. Able to generate 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, this engine is assumed to have the same optimization as the 2018 model year with variable valve timing (VVT) technology and electronic start-stop (ESS) to improve performance and fuel efficiency. Optional on the Citadel, standard on the Durango R/T is the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, able to generate 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, optimized with VVT and a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) that is used to conserve fuel when cruising at steady speeds. Lastly, the Durango SRT is powered by the 392-cubic-inch HEMI V8, capable of delivering 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.
Driving and Handling
All 2019 Dodge Durango trims have a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission paired to their engine. Trims that come standard with the 3.6-liter V6 have a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, whereas those powered by the 5.7-liter V8 engine have a fuel economy of 14/22 mpg city/highway. The V6 has a towing capacity of 6200 pounds, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 can tow up to 7400 pounds, and the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 has a best-in-class towing capacity of 8700 pounds.
All of the old standard features can be found on the 2019 Dodge Durango trims. These include automatic headlamps, LED tail lamps, an acoustic windshield, and heated exterior mirrors. Several trims have received some changes inside and out. Specifically, for the exterior, the Durango GT is sharing the performance front fascia and LED fog lamps found on R/T and SRT models and has an available SRT-inspired performance hood with center air inlet duct and two heat extractors. Assuming the rest of the 2018 model year features are the same, consumers can find exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals, a power liftgate, black roof rails, and integrated roof rail crossbars on select trims. All 2019 Dodge Durango trims will be in available in eleven colors: In-Violet, Octane Red, Redline Red, Reactor Blue (new – late availability), Destroyer Gray (new – late availability), F8 Green (new – late availability), Granite, Billet, DB Black, White Knuckle, and Vice White.
Some features for 2019 have changed with the reduced lineup, but here to stay are the second-row 60/40 split-fold seats, triple-zone automatic climate control, and various cargo configurations with seating for up to seven passengers or 84.5 cubic-feet of cargo space. For 2019, the standard upholstery is leather on all trims, but the GT trim offers a cloth upholstery option for animal lovers. The Durango Citadel trim comes with second-row captain’s chairs standard, and the R/T comes with leather seats in Sepia tone. Red seat belts are now available in the Durango SRT trim. Consumers will find heated front and second row seats on select trims, along with ventilated seating available.
For 2019, the Dodge Durango still comes standard entertainment with a 7-inch touchscreen display with next-generation Uconnect 4 and a 6-speaker sound system. From the Durango Citadel onward, Uconnect 4C NAV comes installed with an 8.4-inch display. The 2019 Dodge Durango Citadel, R/T, and SRT trims come with a nine amplified speaker sound system and subwoofer. Other standard features include Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and integrated Bluetooth with voice command. If 2018 entertainment options remain for 2019, a Blu-Ray compatible dual-screen video system, rear DVD entertainment center, and a rear seat video system are available on select trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
Safety features have yet to be named, but we can be certain most will stay, including an advanced multistage front airbags; supplemental front-seat mounted and side-curtain airbags in all rows; stability and traction control systems; remote proximity keyless entry; a ParkView rear backup camera; a Sentry Key theft deterrent system; an enhanced accident response system; and a LATCH ready child seat restraint system. Available advanced safety features may include a remote start system, an additional security alarm, a blind spot and cross path detection system, full-speed forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus, and ParkSense rear park assist with stop or ParkSense front and rear park assist with stop.
The 2019 Dodge Durango is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain, and complimentary roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles.