2021 Dodge Durango

MSRP range: $32,570 - $80,995
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2021 Dodge Durango Review

  • Large touchscreen tech interface is one of the best in class
  • Strong V8s provide exceptional towing ability
  • Real off-road capabilities with 4WD and low-range gearing
  • Fuel economy is below average, especially with the V8s
  • Many of the latest advanced driver safety features don't come standard
  • Bigger and bulkier to drive than rival crossover SUVs
  • SRT Hellcat with supercharged 6.2-liter V8 added to lineup
  • Refreshed, more aggressive exterior design
  • Refreshed interior with larger touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Part of the third Durango generation introduced for 2011

Dodge describes its Durango as an SUV "for muscle car people with families." This has to be one of the rare instances where we can actually agree with marketing hype. Like the Charger sport sedan and the Challenger muscle car, the Durango has a distinctive square-shouldered design that exudes bravado. It backs up its beefy looks with best-in-class towing, enviable acceleration, and ample room for up to seven passengers.

For 2021, Dodge is updating the Durango lineup with an even more aggressive exterior design, a revised interior, additional technology features, and a new king of the Durango hill: the high-performance SRT Hellcat. Packing a 6.2-liter V8 borrowed from the Charger and Challenger Hellcats, the Durango SRT Hellcat develops a rather outrageous 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft. Sounds appropriate for a muscle SUV, right? To learn more about the Durango, check out our Expert Rating's in-depth evaluation.

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The Durango might not appeal to a broad audience, but its performance and practicality are certainly impressive. After all, not many SUVs can hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds and tow up to 8,700 pounds. But what you get in capability you lack in refinement. As well equipped as the Durango might be, you are constantly reminded this is one of the older platforms on the market.
The Durango SRT, which is what we tested, is a testament to Dodge's commitment to performance. The engine is powerful, accelerating this 5,500-pound behemoth effortlessly to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Yet the Durango is also well mannered in everyday driving. Braking performance is strong and smooth.

The transmission's shifts are also buttery smooth and don't feel the least bit abrupt in stop-and-go traffic. Steering and handling are decent for a vehicle of this size and weight, but it does have its limits. Performance and everyday usability are rarely so even.
The seats in the Durango for all positions are roomy and comfortable. The first and second rows offer a good amount of legroom, while the third row can easily hold larger kids. The climate control works well with adequate airflow for all three rows.

The Durango SRT's ride, on the other hand, leaves a bit to be desired. While tolerable, it's not going to lull you to sleep on road trips. Road noise is omnipresent and so is the engine but that could be a welcome thing. The exhaust note is intoxicating.
The interior is airy and you can see well out of it, but the front and rear pillars can obstruct some visibility in tighter situations. The cabin is straightforward and user-friendly, and the interface for controls are simple to understand and find. Getting in and out is also fairly simple for all seating positions, even for the third row.

Drivers of nearly any size should be able to find a comfortable seating position thanks to the numerous seat and steering wheel adjustments.
The Uconnect 4C interface on the 8.4-inch screen, while feeling a bit dated, is user-friendly and syncs up well with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you can get the new 10.1-inch screen, which has Chrysler/Dodge's latest infotainment software and features. There are plenty of USB and 12-volt charging options for passengers in all positions.

Driver aids such as adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist are useful, but they are part of an optional Technology Group package. The upgraded Harman Kardon audio system sounds great and is worth getting.
Even with performance as the top priority, the Durango SRT manages to be practical and flexible like an SUV should be. There's 84.5 cubic feet of space with all the seats folded, which places it slightly above the middle of this class. Small-item storage is exactly what you want in a three-row SUV with enough cubbies and cupholders for all passengers. But the party trick for this Durango might be its excellent 8,700-pound tow rating when properly equipped.
Here's a formula for you: SRT = bad MPG. That's just the way it goes. The Durango SRT is rated to get an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in combined driving (13 city/19 highway). On our 120-mile evaluation route, we were able to get 15.5 mpg, indicating that the EPA's estimates are at least realistic. The best fuel economy you can get is a rear-wheel-drive Durango with the V6, which gets 21 mpg combined. That's a lot better but still a tad below rival V6-equipped SUVs.
What do you want in your SUV? That's what you'll have to ask yourself to define value. If you want luxury and comfort, look elsewhere because that is not what this SUV is about. The interior looks and feels a bit low-buck. But you certainly get your money's worth in performance. Dodge lines up with the rest of the class in warranty and roadside assistance coverage.
The Durango SRT is a burly, powerful SUV that looks and sounds the part. It's upfront, in-your-face, and shouts at you like a drill sergeant. It doesn't handle all that well but doesn't feel like it loses a step when it's fully loaded with people. Day to day, it's really more fun than an SUV has a right to be.

If you're into making a scene as you arrive and leave, this is the SUV for you. The looks and exhaust note will turn heads. Though it might have more attitude than sense, we can definitely see the appeal.

Which Durango does Edmunds recommend?

The standard V6 engine feels a little underpowered for an SUV this big, so we suggest going with the Hemi V8-powered Durango R/T. Besides the extra oomph and burly exhaust note, the V8 increases the Durango's towing capacity. Make sure you get the optional Technology package since it adds many desirable safety features.

Dodge Durango models

The 2021 Dodge Durango is available in six trim levels: SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. Dodge offers a choice of a V6 or one of three V8 engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard on most models. All-wheel drive is optional on most and standard on both SRT variants.

SXT
The base SXT is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 (295 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include:

  • LED headlights and foglights
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Load-leveling suspension (rear-wheel drive only)
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Seating for five passengers
  • USB-A and USB-C ports
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Keyless entry with push-button start

Notable options:

  • Third-row seating with power-folding headrests (allows for up to seven passengers)
  • Trailer Tow Group IV
    • Integrated trailer brake controller (allows adjustment of a trailer's brakes from the cab)
    • Heavy-duty oil cooler
    • Class IV hitch receiver
    • Load-leveling rear suspension and low-range gearing for all-wheel drive models
    • Full-size spare tire
  • SXT Plus
    • Opens up options list
    • Roof rails with crossbars
    • Parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parking)
    • Power-adjustable driver's seat

GT
The GT adds a few features on top of the standard SXT. Those include:

  • Seating for seven
  • Black grille and window trim
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Rear parking sensors

Options on the GT include:

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • GT Plus
    • Opens up options list
    • Leather seating
    • Optional second-row captain's chairs
    • Power liftgate
    • Heated, power-folding mirrors
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Remote start
  • Premium Group I
    • Nine-speaker audio system with subwoofer
    • Sunroof
    • 10.1-inch touchscreen
    • Navigation system
  • Premium Group II
    • Automatic high beams
    • LED accent lights
    • Power-adjustable steering wheel
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Wireless phone charger
  • Technology Group
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Forward collision warning (alerts you of a possible collision with the car in front)
    • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don't respond in time)
    • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
    • Rain-sensing wipers

R/T
The Durango R/T ditches the V6 in favor of a 5.7-liter V8 engine (360 hp, 390 lb-ft), still paired with an eight-speed automatic. It builds off the GT Plus. Other standard features include:

  • Features from Premium Group I and II
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat

Citadel
The Durango Citadel uses the 3.6-liter V6, but it's available with the 5.7-liter V8. Besides all of the features of the GT Plus trim, the Citadel comes with:

  • Technology Group
  • Trailer Tow Group IV
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Sunroof
  • Second-row captain's chairs (seating for six)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

SRT and SRT Hellcat
The standard SRT uses a 6.4-liter V8 engine (475 hp, 470 lb-ft). For 2021, it's joined by an even more hopped-up version, the Durango SRT Hellcat and its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 (710 hp, 645 lb-ft). Both come standard with all-wheel drive and, aside from some minor visual differences, have the same standard features. In addition to what's standard on the R/T, features include:

  • Brembo brakes
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Sport seats with upgraded leather

Other notable options depending on the trim level include:

  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Blacktop package (black painted wheels with blacked-out exterior trim)
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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Dodge Durango.

Average user rating: 4.4 stars
8 total reviews
5 star reviews: 75%
4 star reviews: 12%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 13%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Totally awesome. Never expect this from dodge
Brian's GT,
GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Quiet, smooth, powerful even with the v6 and head turner with gloss black 20s and reactor blue pearl coat. Sport mode will have you in the fast lane passing others in seconds. More options on the touchscreen than you can image. Totally impressed as I'm not historically a dodge guy. Bought this for all the above ... not as big as full size suv but darn close. Right, she'll suck some fuel if you get into the 295 horses. Amazing get up for only 295 hp. Pleasure to drive all the way around.
5/5 stars, Great vehicle
Judy,
R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
R/T with Tow & Go is basically SRT with 5.7 Hemi. Great interior, acceleration, audio, towing.
4/5 stars, Test drive impressions
G M Kerry ,
R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
We are looking to replace a 2015 cx-9 sometime this year. Being turbo and CVT shy, we have limited options. ☹️ I took a test drive in the 2021 Durango today. My previous experience with a 2013 dakota 5.7 was not impressive. But today's drive train is a totally different beast. The Dakota had significant lag and really didn't feel like a V8 in 2013, though it sucked gas like a V8. Driving this 2021 R/T was a distinct pleasure. The V8 was ultra responsive and the shifts seemed to be where they should under casual acceleration as well as spirited. You do have to really bury the accelerator if you want to experience that V8 growl, but it is definitely sleeping under there. I wasn't able to test it on any curves, just some S turns thru a deserted church parking lot.But it seemed to be responsive, though you do feel it's size and weight a bit. The acceleration of the V6 CX-9 has always been responsive but lacking. With the V8 DURANGO, I finally felt satisfaction! I disliked test driving after dark but the Durango controls were surprisingly ergonomic and intuitive. I wasn't sure if that's because they were somewhat similar to the Dakota, or if they are just well designed. I did find the side mirror adjustment to be a puzzle. You must hold down 2 buttons simultaneously to make adjustments. That just seems overly complicated. One of the first things you notice is the massive 10" stereo display. But also take note, it is nicely integrated with the dashboard instead of looking like some kid glued their iPad to the top of the dash. For some reason, that was impressive, isn't that sad? I am not a fan of seating and climate controls being integrated with the stereo. Alhough, they are in the Durango, they also had the foresight to design a full set of individual buttons, including for the heated steering wheel... My new favorite thing!! The steering wheel heated up fast and was very welcome on this chilly January evening. However, the heated driver seat on Hi, seemed barely warm. The leather seating was very comfortable, although I'm not a fan of sweaty leather. I will probably opt for a trim level that does not include ventilated seats. I want the V8 but I'm not made if money! So, I can see some cloth seat covers in the near future. One of the most shocking discoveries...Compared to the 2015 CX-9 is a mere 87 cu ft of cargo space! The cx-9 somehow manages 100 cu ft of cargo space despite having almost the exact same exterior dimensions! Could the side curtain air bags be sapping 6 inches of interior space? Could the driver seats be that much further back that they absorb that much cargo space? The hood seems smaller than in the CX-9, so I don't think they lost interior space there. It's a mind bender 🤔. Since I often travel with a 65" TV, this could be a deal breaker. I'll just have to see how it fits. Speaking of the hood. I absolutely LOVE the mean LOOKS of all of those hood scoops, but that just leads to dissapointment. In actual day to day, I think you're better of without them. The 2 venting scoops are just a cut-out in the hood with a cheesy plastic grill insert. That means, when you're following a truck on a rainy or snowy surface all of that gunk flying around is being deposited directly ONTO your engine! I can foresee that requiring a weekly engine cleaning in the winter months. The center scoop, although it has a barrier, does not seem connected to anything! I thought I'd open the hood and see some type of duct system leading to the air intake... Nope. Just another visual cue with no functionality. I think that's one place where Dodge really disappointed. There should have been a cloth barrier or channel on the vents to prevent at least some debris from entering the engine compartment. As well, the hood scoop should be functional. I was expecting the rear seats to fold flat as I always do, but have yet to find any vehicle where that actually works as advertised. This tester had the rear captain chairs without a console. Just a couple of cup holders molded into the floor between the seats. So your 3rd row passenger can stumble over your soda. Hmmm. Another puzzle. I suppose, I'm just a 2nd row bench kind of person. It's nice for the kids to stretch out there sometimes. But having spent most of my time as a driver, maybe I'm missing something. This seems like a very nice overall package. Since dodge doesn't have anything to rival the Yukon or Expedition this is it! (Alhough an Expedition with a V6 is just stupid. I would never buy that for more money). We'll most likely be making our purchase as soon as the novelty wears off and they start offering a discount. Hopefully, that will happen before they outlaw the combustion engine later this year 😜
1/5 stars, Bad experience
Edgar,
GT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Bought a 2021 gt durango for our family 2 weeks ago and is already having problems the motor shut off in the middle of the street 2 times In a day took it to de dealer and they didn't find anything

2021 Dodge Durango video

NARRATOR: This is ferocious 710 horsepower 645 pound feet of torque in a '57 100 pound SUV. Seriously it is beastly, it is a monster. It is good for one thing and one thing only, [ENGINE REVS] Terrifying right. Does this Mr Hyde monster car have a sophisticated and sensible Dr. Jekyll inside, it's possible. But we are going to have to tire this creature out before we try to tame it. Do you like this video ? Do you want more like it. Hit subscribe. And if you would be interested in a cash offer for your car visit us at edmunds.com/sellmycar [MUSIC PLAYING] [CAR ENGINE REVS] I am going to say that the Dodge Hellcat is the most famous currently produced American engine. Feel free of to argue with me in the comments if you don't agree with me. But I just feel like even people who don't really know what it is 6.2 litre supercharged V8, that makes between 707 and 717 horsepower depending on which year and model you get there's also a 797 horsepower red-eye version. Even people who don't know that they know that it's something special, maybe something kind of violent. Certainly they know that a Hellcat is a performer. It's almost a joke. How many different cars you can get with the Hellcat engine. I mean there's charger's, challenger's, RAM T-Rex, Jeep Grand Cherokee Track hawk, and now the Dodge Durango. Fingers crossed for the Hellcat hybrid Pacifica that would be a ride. I mean you can understand what Dodge is doing here, with a product that is this hilarious and this popular, and let's be honest with changing environmental rules in the future, likely with a limited lifespan. Why wouldn't you get all the use out of it that you can. Hellcat all the things I'm not mad. We are at Irwindale Speedway to do some drag racing with the Durango, because this brute needs to be set free. But first let's take a look at some of the changes for 2021. The Durango got an exterior update for 2021 to make it look more like the Charger Wide body. So it's got a new front feature, a big scoop in the hood, LED headlamps and running lamps, and a rear spoiler in the back. It's not all for looks either. The chin splitter in the front balances out with the wing in the rear for better aerodynamics, and behind all the openings and grills is an updated engine oil cooler duct and passages for cold air induction. It kind of looks like a crouching Grizzly Bear doesn't it ? Let's go give it some exercise, before it eats somebody. [CAR ENGINE REVS] [THEME SONG] It's really busy here, I think people have been just dying to go racing. So super crowded a long wait to get through the lanes and then it was like go, go, go. [CAR ENGINE REVS] You wouldn't normally think of a big SUV as a drag racing champ. But Dodge knows it's way around a drag strip. With all wheel drive the Durango just up and goes. Dodge says the Durango can run 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and 1/4 mile time in 11 0.5. AUDIENCE: Got a Hellcat engine ? NARRATOR: How do you know, thank you. We raced on an eight mile track, and we were just kind of goofing around but we still ran a seven six which is sort of a high 11 second time. So not too far off the perfect time you'd get on a perfect track. Now in the original story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde Dr. Jekyll was nice on the outside. But he had an evil side and the Durango is kind of the opposite in that it looks and sounds evil and it certainly stomps the drag strip like a monster, but it has a cultured sensitive side. And to prove it we're going to take it on a day trip. [MUSIC PLAYING] [CAR ENGINE REVS] On the rare occasion when you're not giving in to the urge to floor this thing on straightaways, the Durango takes curves and winding roads with surprising grace for something so large and so loud. [CAR ENGINE REVS] This is because the suspension was redesigned for more comfort in the street setting and better handling, in the track setting. And I would say it delivers. [CAR ENGINE REVS] Steering is electric, so you can change the settings for more or less weighty feel, depending on what you like. And the brakes are really good in the Durango. Now this is something that we actually complained a little bit about in the Trackhawk, which is the other big Hellcat SUV. Just felt like when it came to stopping the thing, it was like Oh no is it going to. This is the same brake setup but because of the new suspension and the better weight distribution. It stops, right when you need it to. Now the Durango does remain beastly when it comes to fuel economy and price. If you're interested in the style and utility of the Hellcat Durango but you don't like that big price tag, look at some of the other trim levels. For example, the 392, still gives you a HEMI, and it costs a lot less. Neither of the HEMI's is going to give you a great fuel economy. But if that is the conversation that you want to have might need to shop for a different car. All I can say about that, is that there are a lot of trucks that get similar fuel mileage, and aren't nearly as fast or as fun. [MUSIC PLAYING] Remember how I said Dr. Jekyll was mean on the inside, not the Durango. It is soft, plush, and loving in here. Really like everywhere that you're going to touch this car is padded. Very safe feeling. And it's also very attractive, you know it's got swede stuff here on the dash, as well as this forged Carbon Fiber, that is not my favorite look it looks kind of like camo, but it is kind of cool like it's bragging rights I mean Lamborghini's uses it. It has this nice big center screen, and it uses Dodges Uconnect Infotainment system, which is one of my favorites. It's just always been very easy to use, and they have made it even better. Now you can customize the screen to have like shortcuts to whatever you use the most, like cooled seats, or the performance pages, or Apple CarPlayer, Android auto. And then you can still have your map up. So that keeps you from having to go through a bunch of menus to find what you're looking for. It's safer and it's quicker, also it looks cool. You got charging ports, you got a wireless pad, cup holders, lots of little cabbies here and there. It's useful I mean room in general is not a problem in a Durango I mean. The philosophy of making it easy to get to the controls doesn't just apply to climate and music. It applies to performance as well. There's SRT button right here it takes you straight to the dashboard where you can go through all the different modes. So track, sport, auto that's more for comfort, then there's a snow mode, and a tow mode. How many race cars have a tow mode ? There's also a custom mode, so you can set it to anything you like. So if you like the hard shifts and the steering and track what you want the suspension to be more comfortable, you can leave the suspension and street and put everything else in track. There's also a launch control button, one touch you can floret, take off, ready to go. It's very easy and it's very cool. The transmission is an eight speed automatic. But if you want to control that manually, you can do that too with paddle shifters. Personally I like to just leave it on track and let it do its thing. You know legally drag strips won't allow you to race with passengers in the car, and that's probably a good idea. But if they did, you could do it with six adults sitting in total comfort. [MUSIC PLAYING] Not only is the Durango a sweetheart inside, but it's also quite useful. Plenty of room behind the third row for groceries, obviously there's more with it down. And if you have all the seats down there's a massive 85.1 cubic feet, which is more than enough to carry everything you need for a picnic. Heck it's big enough that we could just have the picnic in the Durango. Would a monster take you on a picnic ? Never. If only I had a boat, I could have towed it and we could have had lunch on the water. The Durango is rated to tow an impressive 8,700 pounds, which is nearly 4,000 more than many popular three row competitors, like the KIA Telluride, the Volkswagen, Atlas, and the Toyota 4Runner. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Hellcat Durango is definitely a car with a split personality. But hey who doesn't relate to that sometimes, you're feeling rowdy, and other times you just have to get the job done. Sometimes you want a day in the sun other times a day at the track. If you're moving to a family sized SUV, after a lifetime of driving sporty cars, the Durango allows you to get the job done without giving up your personality. Even the rowdy side. If you like this video, hit like and subscribe for more. If you'd be interested in a cash offer for your car visit us at edmunds.com/sellmycar and let us know in the comments what you'd put a Hellcat engine in. [THEME SONG]

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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$32,570
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 26 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 200.8 in. / Height: 70.1 in. / Width: 75.8 in.
Curb Weight: 4689 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 43.3 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Durango safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Illuminates a light on either of the Durango's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
Forward Collision Warning
Helps prevent an impact by sounding an alert when the Durango detects an imminent collision.
Lane Departure Warning Plus
Sounds a warning if the Durango begins to drift from its lane without a turn signal being activated.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover19.8%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


Dodge Durango vs. the competition

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Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer was one of the earliest vehicles to truly capitalize on the growing popularity of SUVs. The sixth-generation Explorer debuted in 2020 with an all-new design inside and out, a lineup of new engines (including a hybrid), and the latest tech and driver aids Ford has to offer. We like the Explorer's tow rating and sizable cargo area but found the interior to feel a bit cheap for what you pay.

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Dodge Durango vs. Chevrolet Traverse

If passenger and cargo space is your No. 1 priority, the Chevy Traverse is a compelling crossover SUV. The interior is massive, offering significantly more cargo and passenger space than the Durango. But that's really the extent of our praise. The Traverse lacks any real personality especially compared to the muscle car-like Durango.

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Dodge Durango vs. Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is Edmunds' top-rated SUV. Its V6 engine can't match the Durango's power, especially when it's equipped with a V8. But it excels at just about everything we look for in a three-row SUV. It's comfortable and spacious and features a decent amount of standard tech. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Kia Telluride.

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FAQ

Is the Dodge Durango a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Durango both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about Dodge Durango fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Durango gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Durango ranges from 17.2 to 43.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Dodge Durango. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Dodge Durango?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Dodge Durango:

  • SRT Hellcat with supercharged 6.2-liter V8 added to lineup
  • Refreshed, more aggressive exterior design
  • Refreshed interior with larger touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Part of the third Durango generation introduced for 2011
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Is the Dodge Durango reliable?

To determine whether the Dodge Durango is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Durango. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Durango's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Dodge Durango a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Dodge Durango is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Durango and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Durango is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Dodge Durango?

The least-expensive 2021 Dodge Durango is the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,570.

Other versions include:

  • GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $43,270
  • SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $38,070
  • GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $39,270
  • SXT Plus 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,470
  • SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,570
  • GT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $36,670
  • R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $45,920
  • SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,170
  • R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $48,520
  • Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $51,020
  • GT Plus 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $40,670
  • Citadel 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $48,420
  • SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $64,570
  • SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $80,995
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What are the different models of Dodge Durango?

If you're interested in the Dodge Durango, the next question is, which Durango model is right for you? Durango variants include GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and SXT Plus 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Durango models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2021 Dodge Durango Overview

The 2021 Dodge Durango is offered in the following submodels: Durango SRT Hellcat, Durango SRT 392, Durango SUV. Available styles include GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT Plus 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Citadel 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A), and SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A).

What do people think of the 2021 Dodge Durango?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Dodge Durango and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Durango 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Durango.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Dodge Durango and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Durango featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Dodge Durango?

2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,790. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,413 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,413 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,377.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 6.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,850. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,060 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,060 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,790.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,475. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,140 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,140 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $42,335.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 6.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 20 2021 Dodge Durango GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,625. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,396 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,396 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,229.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 14 2021 Dodge Durango GT Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,775. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $4,487 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,487 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,288.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2021 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,510. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,284 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,284 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50,226.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $73,575. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $5,428 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,428 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $68,147.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 7.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $91,490. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $1,863 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,863 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $89,627.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 24 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Dodge Durangos are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2021 Dodge Durango?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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