2021 DODGE DURANGO DEBUTS WITH FRESH LOOKS, NEW INTERIOR, MORE TECH

America’s Only ‘Three-Row Muscle Car’ Gets An Update

2021 DODGE DURANGO
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Dodge has officially pulled the cover off of the 2021 Durango lineup. While the addition of the SRT Hellcat model is perhaps the most exciting addition, Dodge has made tweaks to the entire range of the full-size SUV.  This is everything that you need to know about the updated American “three-row muscle car.” 

Across the entire lineup, the Dodge Durango features new styling for 2021, which draws more heavily from the Widebody Charger. It’s not a drastic change by any means, but a number of small tweaks have helped to give the family-hauler a more aggressive look. There’s a new front facia, Slimmer LED lighting all-around, a newly sculpted hood, and a rear spoiler as standard on all models. There will be different grille textures available as well, with Citadel and SXT models receiving a painted Low-gloss Granite Crystal finish, while SRT 392, R/T and GT get a performance inspired texture painted in Low-Gloss Black. The SUV family will be available in the following exterior colors: Billet Silver, DB Black, Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite, In-Violet, Octane Red, Reactor Blue, Redline, Vice White, and White Knuckle. 

2021 Durango Citadel Interior in Ebony Red. Image Courtesy of FCA.

Inside you’ll find an updated interior, which now features a driver-focused design much like in the Challenger. The cabin has been designed in a way that makes it feel larger than before, while also offering more bin storage capacity. There’s also a new, wrapped and accent-stitched mid-bolster on the instrument panel across the lineup. The 10.1-Inch Uconnect 5 infotainment screen is the largest in its class, and is canted towards to drive seven degrees. The system promises to be five times faster than its predecessor, while offering unique features like Amazon’s Alexa integration and over the air updates. Interior colors for the 2021 Durango are slated to include: Black, Black/Light Frost, Black/Radar Red, Black/Vitra Grey, Black/Ebony Red, and Black/Demonic Red. 

The powertrain lineup for the non-Hellcat Durangos remains unchanged for 2021. Buyers can still opt for the 3.6L V6 producing 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the 5.7L Hemi V8 making 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, or the big-boy 392 cubic-inch V8 that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. New for 2021 however is the Tow N Go Package available on 5.7L-powered Durango R/Ts, which delivers a best-in-class towing of 8,700 lbs while increasing the vehicle’s top speed to 145 mph. The package also includes unique flares and sills, exhaust with tips and a lower valance, tuned SRT Active Noise Cancellation, a new Electronic LSD, Brembo brakes, and SRT Active Damping Suspension.

2021 Dodge Durango
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Dodge also plans to allow buyers to customize the look of their truck with a number of new wheels and appearance packages. We know that the  Blacktop, SRT Black and SRT Platinum packages will be joining the lineup down the road, though we don’t have information about them at this time. We do know what wheels will be available with each model however: 

  • 20-inch-by-8-inch Fine Silver is standard on GT and R/T models
  • 20-inch-by-8-inch Satin Carbon is standard on Citadel and included with the SXT Platinum Package
  • 20-inch-by-8-inch Black Noise included with Blacktop Package on SXT, GT, R/T models
  • 20-inch-by-10-inch Hyper Black is standard on R/T Tow N Go and SRT 392 models
  • 20-inch-by-10-inch Lights Out:
    • Included with Black Package on SRT 392 
    • Included with Blacktop Package on R/T Tow N Go
Image Courtesy of FCA.

Dodge says that dealer orders for the 2021 Durango will open this summer, with vehicles expected to reach dealerships by the fall. No pricing information has been released at this time, but we will update you as soon as we know more.

Written by Lucas Allen

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