The current generation of this popular crossover is slowly getting closer to the end of its production cycle, and 2019 Dodge Durango could be on of the last year models to come. This mid-size crossover has been around for about eight years. It originally came as a 2011-year model, while the last update was in 2014. Despite its age, this model is still competitive. It definitely has few weaknesses, but it has strong points as well. For example, it comes well equipped in all trim levels, definitely on of class-leaders in this aspect. Also, there is a wide range of engines in the offer, including some hi-output V8 units. For the next year, the company has prepared a few nice changes, including some visual updates. Expect to see 2019 Durango by the end of the year.
2019 Dodge Durango Changes
Speaking of 2019 Dodge Durango specs, we won’t see bigger changes this time. It will continue in the same way, riding on the same architecture borrowed from Mercedes. In terms of styling, we will see updates, but not for all models. One of the trim levels, GT, will get few novelties, in order to resemble top-level performance trim levels like R/T and SRT. Still, these tweaks will be minor and won’t bring anything but new plastic surfaces, colors, and wheels design. Rest of the lineup will remain pretty much the same.
Changes on the inside are not expected. The 2019 Dodge Durango interior will continue to offer three rows of seating for all trims except the base SXT model. Its cabin seems to be pretty spacious, definitely one of the roomiest in class. Materials quality is on a pretty decent level, while the list of standard equipment seems looks pretty amazing.
Which Dodge Durango trim level to pick?
In this aspect, we expect no bigger changes. The base 2019 Dodge Durango SXT will continue to offer most basic features. Some of the highlights are things like 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, cloth upholstery, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, 6-speaker audio etc.
The next in the line is GT. As we’ve already mentioned, this model will come with few visual tweaks which will make this version better looking. In terms of equipment, it won’t be changed a lot. Some of the highlights are 20-inch wheels, heated seats, and steering wheel, driver memory settings, satellite radio etc. Despite the sporty look, it is available with the V6 engine only.
The 2019 Dodge Durango Citadel should continue to be one of the best-selling trim levels, thanks to its great balance between value and price. It comes fully loaded. Some of the highlights are leather upholstery, 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, ventilated seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, HD radio and much more.
The R/T steps into the world of eight cylinders. Besides the V8 engine, it also comes with upgraded suspension and brakes, new audio system, LED fog lights and sporty hood design.
Finally, there is a 2019 Dodge Durango SRT. This is a hi-performance version that comes with a large V8 unit, as well as with plenty of additional equipment, chassis upgrades and much more.
2019 Dodge Durango Engines
Depending on the trim level, 2019 Dodge Durango will come with a different engine under the hood. Base models will feature a familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which delivers around 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The R/T trim comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there’s a mighty 6.4-liter unit, reserved for the SRT model. This one has a max output of 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Dodge Durango Release Date
We expect to see 2019 Dodge Durango late in the year, probably in December.
How much will 2019 Dodge Durango cost?
Speaking of 2019 Dodge Durango price, we don’t expect bigger changes. Base models should go around 30.000 dollars, while a top-level SRT could easily cost two times more.