What is the Durango?
In recent years, the Dodge Durango has spiced things up in the midsize SUV segment. It offers a range of engines, from sufficiently strong to bonkers powerful, and enough space to haul your family in a three-row configuration and still make the ride enjoyable. Still, despite periodic updates, the Durango is old, with the current generation introduced way back in 2011. In fact, the rumor mill was abuzz not long ago that the Durango was not long for this world. The rumors are flying again, though this time signs point to a redesigned model coming sometime in the next couple of years. It's not clear, though, if the Durango replacement will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (which it typically is) or if it will move to a smoother-riding body-on-frame construction as a Jeep Wagoneer counterpart. And Dodge has released nothing officially on the 2024 model.
The most recent changes came for 2023, when high demand brought the return of the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat to the lineup. What's not to love about owning a family SUV with performance qualities of a muscle car? If you were so inclined, you could roast all four tires with the family on board thanks to its 710-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8. And if you're not the kind to spend the extra dough for that much power, one notch down is the SRT's V8 with 475 horsepower and below that a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that produces 360 horsepower. Even the base engine, a 3.6-liter V6, puts out sufficient power.
The Durango has its strengths but it has not been able to outclass many competitors, including the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot, in Edmunds' ratings. We're not sure what 2024 holds for Dodge's midsize three-row SUV, but stick with us here for updates as soon as we get official information.