Dodge Durango R/T
Dodge Durango R/T
Dodge Durango R/T

2021 Dodge Durango

Pros: Overall road manners and maneuverability are superior to most large SUVs; V6 engine delivers good highway fuel economy for a vehicle of this size and heft; comfortable, nicely finished cabin

Cons: Not quite as spacious as other large SUVs; thirsty in city driving, especially with available V8s

CG Says: The 2021 Dodge Durango adds a high-performance SRT Hellcat with a 710-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that Dodge claims is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and covering the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds. All models have revised front-end styling and a new instrument panel with an available 10.1-inch control screen. A new Tow N Go Package for the R/T combines 8700-pound towing with appearance features. The Durango is a large crossover SUV that is available with three rows of seating. The base engine is a 293/295-hp 3.6-liter V6 and a 360-hp 5.7-liter is also available. The sporty SRT 392 is powered by a 475-hp 6.4-liter V-8. All engines, including the SRT models, are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available on models, except SRT where all-wheel drive is standard. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Wi-Fi hotspot, heated/ventilated front seats, and tri-zone automatic climate controls. The Dodge Durango has something for just about every type of large-SUV shopper. The base SXT has a lot of features for the money, while GT and Citadel add worthwhile luxury and convenience items. We’re not especially high on the sporty R/T, but we can see its appeal for those who crave brawny style and high performance. The SRT 392 adds even more performance with useful suspension upgrades and SRT Hellcat has outrageous capabilities.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5-7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SXT: $33,260
AWD SXT: $35,860
SXT Plus: $37,255
AWD SXT Plus: $39,855
GT: $37,460
AWD GT: $40,060
GT Plus: $41,460
AWD GT Plus: $44,060
R/T: $46,800
AWD R/T: $49,400
AWD R/T w/Tow N Go: $54,395
Citadel : $49,300
AWD Citadel: $51,900
AWD SRT 392: $64,490
AWD SRT Hellcat: $82,490

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, Citadel)
Horsepower
293 (SXT, SXT Plus) 295 (GT, GT Plus, Citadel)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8 (R/T)
Horsepower
360
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
6.4-liter V8 (SRT 392)
Horsepower
475
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (SRT Hellcat)
Horsepower
710
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA