Dodge Durango Review

Dodge Durango Review

Suggested Durango MSRP

$30,495 SHOP

Average Durango Used Price

$23,284 SEARCH

SUVS.com Review Score

Good SUV Review Ranking    77/100

Dodge Durango Stats

MPG

SUV MPG Reivew
19 City
26 Highway

Horsepower

SUV Horsepower Reivew
293 HP
260 Torque

0-60 Time

SUV 0 to 60 Reivew
7.4 Seconds
12.2 to 100mph

Drivetrain

SUV Drivetrain Review

RWD or AWD



Overview

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles likes to refer to its Dodge Durango as the “Dodge Charger of the three-row SUV segment.” It’s powerful, offers class-leading towing, uncompromised utility, and it features aggressive styling. The Durango also offers room for up to seven across three available rows.

While every Durango features a powerful engine under the hood, there’s also the blistering fast Durango SRT trim to consider. It features a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that delivers an impressive 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It propels the three-row Durango from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds! It not only helps the Durango move quickly, but also tow an impressive amount! FCA says the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT can outhaul every three-row full-size SUV on the road with its best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds.

You not only get a fast and capable vehicle out of the 2020 Dodge Durango, but also one that’s full of technology and creature comforts to help keep passengers happy on the go. For example, there’s a rear seat entertainment system you could opt for and also a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Plus, USB ports for keeping devices charged.

For 2020, the Durango lineup consist of five trims with some added variation. Those trims are SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT.

Continue reading below for even more details about the 2020 Dodge Durango SUV!

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Pricing

For maximum visibility day and night, the Dodge Durango has available LED daytime running lamps and automatic high-beam headlamps. They add to the aggressive, athletic look of the Durango.

The SUV also comes in a number of different exterior colors. Some trims even feature the classic dual Mopar racing stripes that add a special flair to the vehicle and make it look that much better.

The SRT and R/T trims are definitely going to be your most unique and sporty looking. You can also opt to have the Blacktop or Brass Monkey appearance packages.

Overall, the Durango mostly looks the same for 2020 as it was carried over with little changes. It remains a stylish and athletic SUV with a design that hints at its power and capability.

Performance

The Durango’s available three-row seating offers spaciousness and flexibility with room for up to seven. There are are 50 different total seating configurations, including available second-row captain’s chairs. While it’s already easy to access the third row, the captain’s chairs make it even easier to do so.

SUVs.com test drove a 2020 Dodge Durango GT Plus with those captain’s chairs in the middle. What’s nice is that you can easily walk between those seats to get to the third row, and even when carseats are attached! The seating configuration comes standard on Citadel and SRT trims.

The Durango’s seats are also easy to reconfigure for loading cargo. The SUV offers a cargo capacity of up to 85 cubic feet.

Just as with the exterior, you can tailor the interior of your Durango to your liking. There are plenty of different materials to choose from, including perforated leather. You can also make your Durango even more comfortable with available heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats with four-way lumbar support.

As for the technology featured, there’s the Uconnect infotainment system. It comes with either a 7” touchscreen or a larger 8.4” one with added navigation. What’s nice is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on every Durango. There’s also a standard rearview camera.

The available 7” digital instrument cluster looks stunning next to the Durango’s sporty looking wheel with available paddle shifters. The two go together well.

For keeping passengers entertained no matter how far the drive, there’s the available 9” high-definition dual-screen Blu-Ray entertainment system. There’s also an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system for playing your favorite music.

Interior

There are three different powertrains offered with the 2020 Dodge Durango. The standard engine that SUVs.com had the chance to test drive in the GT Plus is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that makes up to 293 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s plenty potent for your daily driving needs and it can tow up to 6,200 pounds. It also features standard engine stop-start to help lower emissions while saving fuel.

There are also two powerful HEMI V8 engines offered with the 2020 Dodge Durango. There’s the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that makes 360 hp and 390 lb.-ft of torque. It can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Then, there’s the blistering fast 6.4-liter HEMI V8. It propels the three-row SUV to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds! It produces a whopping 475 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It also has a highly impressive towing capacity of 8,700 pounds!

The 2020 Dodge Durango SUV features a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with driver-oriented electronic shifter and available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

All-wheel drive comes standard on the range-topping SRT trim with the 475 hp HEMI V8. It’s optional otherwise.

As for safety, the Durango is designed to protect with a strong and secure steel cage that helps keep you safe and secure in the event of an accident. There’s also more than 60 available safety and security features to help put your mind at ease!

Exterior

The 2020 Dodge Durango varies greatly in price. The base SXT trim in the rear-wheel drive configuration starts from $30,495. The GT Plus with optional all-wheel drive that SUVs.com test drove has a starting price of $41,845. The range-topping SRT trim, meanwhile, with the most powerful engine option and standard all-wheel drive has a staring price of $62,995.

As for competitors, you might want to consider the Mazda CX-9 or the fully redesigned Ford Explorer. While some are quick to point out that the Durango’s interior isn’t as nice as that of the new Explorer, it’s also less expensive.

As always, make sure to test drive any vehicle you might be interested in purchasing! Be sure to also check with your local Dodge dealership to see if there are any specials or deals you can take advantage of.

Verdict

The Dodge Durango is a powerful, no-nonsense family hauler. If price wasn’t a consideration, SUVs.com would love to opt for most powerful SRT trim with the impressive 6.4L HEMI V8. The power and towing capacity you get with it is incredible. It also offers head-turning style.

Every Durango is powerful, though, so you truly can’t go wrong no matter which trim you get!

We rated the 2020 Dodge Durango a 77/100. Did you watch our YouTube review of the vehicle? Be sure to leave a comment on the video and let us know your thoughts about the Durango!

   Published by Elizabeth Jeneault on Mar 20, 2020  

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