2021 Dodge Durango
Muscle car automaker Dodge keeps going for the high horsepower numbers, whether it’s the Challenger or the Charger. No one may have expected the same high-octane performance to come to an SUV, but that changed with the Dodge Durango. The only other vehicle in the lineup to get the SRT moniker, the Dodge Durango has a lot going for it. With a hybrid version on the way, take a look at the 2021 Dodge Durango.
6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 SRT engine
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When it comes to the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup, there are eight trims in total – SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, R/T, Citadel, SRT, and SRT Hellcat. The standard engine up to the GT Plus trim is a 3.6-liter V6 engine upgraded with variable valve timing (VVT) technology to conserve fuel, capable of generating 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine optimized with a multi-displacement system (MDS) and VVT for improved performance and fuel efficiency is standard on the R/T trim, available on the Citadel, and able to generate 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Then there is the 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 with MDS, only found on the Durango SRT, and able to deliver 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, and only for 2021, is the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 SRT engine, powering the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat with 807 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque.
Regardless of the powertrain, every Dodge vehicle comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission for power transfer to the wheels. When it comes to fuel economy, is powered by the standard V6, consumers can expect 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Going up a notch with the 5.7L HEMI has a fuel economy of 14/22 mpg city/highway. The Dodge Durango SRT has a combined EPA of 16 mpg, and the fuel economy for the SRT Hellcat on the Durango is currently unavailable.
The features for style and personality are various when it comes to the 2021 Dodge Durango. So much so that everything after the GT trim may as well be its own model. Starting with GT Plus, convenient features like rain sensitive windshield wiper spring up, including automatic headlamps, exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals, advanced brake assist, and a power liftgate (also on the SXT Plus). Consumers can also find side steps, roof racks, and roof rail crossbars available on the GT Plus and SXT Plus (sidesteps also on GT).
Oddly enough, the R/T and up are more focused on horsepower and don’t come with some of the above features. The side steps end with the RT trim, but roof rails and crossbars are available on the R/T and SRT trims, along with advanced brake assist. The only wheel choices are 18-inch, standard for many trims, or 20-inch, found on the higher tiers.
Like the exterior, features are various throughout the lineup. Cloth upholstery is the standard trimming for the seats, with leather trim available on the GT Plus (leather suede standard on GT and R/D), leather on the Citadel trim, and high-performance Laguna leather seats for the SRT and SRT Hellcat. Every trim from the SXT Plus trim to the SRT Hellcat also comes with seat foam cushions.
The SXT, SXT Plus, SRT, and SRT Hellcat come with a second-row 60/40 split-folding seat, and the latter two have the option of deleting the third-row seat for bucket seats instead. Second-row fold and tumble captain chairs are also found on the SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, and R/T trims. Heated front and second-row seats can be found on the GT Plus, whereas the R/T comes with ventilated front seats. All trims past the base (SXT) come with the ability to add a sunroof (not on the Citadel).
The next-generation of Uconnect came out, and it is available on the 2021 Dodge Durango. The SXT through the GT Plus comes standard with Uconnect 4 on an 8.4-inch touchscreen, with the Uconnect 5 with navigation on a 10.1-inch touchscreen available on the GT and GT Plus, and standard on the rest of the trims up. Also from the GT and up is Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, integrated Bluetooth with voice command, a rear seat video system, a Blu-Ray compatible dual screen video, SiriusXM with 360L, and HD Radio. Only the GT and GT plus come with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, oddly enough. The speaker system for the SXT through the GT trims is unlisted, but a nine Alpine speaker system with a subwoofer comes on the GT Plus trim, and a 19 Harman Kardon amped speaker with a subwoofer comes on the rest of the high-tier trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
Like most Dodge vehicles, the 2021 Dodge Durango comes with advanced multistage front airbags; supplemental front-seat mounted and side-curtain airbags in all rows; stability and traction control systems; remote proximity keyless entry; and a LATCH ready child seat restraint system. On select trims past the base SXT trim, there are advanced safety systems, such as 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.
All Dodge vehicles are 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.