Despite Dodge working to simplify their lineup for the 2022 model year, they’ve decided to add a new trim to the Durango. According to Mopar Insiders, the soon-to-be-official 2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus looks to be following in the footsteps of the Durango GT Plus, by taking the Durango R/T and pulling down a bunch of premium options to a more affordable trim level.
Dodge Durango R/T Plus: The First Details
If true, the Durango R/T Plus is said to blend high performance and luxury, bringing a safer yet thrilling three-row SUV at a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $52,225 for the RWD model and $54,825 for the AWD models. That is excluding the $1,595 for the destination charge. The 2022 Durango R/T Plus includes:
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Power Sunroof
- Forward Collision Warning Plus
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
- Advanced Brake Assist
- Lane Departure Warning-Plus
- 19 Speaker 825 Warr Harman Kardon Sound System
- Premium Instrument Panel
- Dinamica Suede Headliner
- Nappa Leather Seats
With the added luxury features, the Durango R/T Plus is undoubtedly a substantial offer, but if you want added performance and capability, the Tow N’ Go Package is also available for the trim, which increases the maximum speed to 145 MPH and ramps up the towing weight to 8,700 pounds. A lot more comes with the package, and it truly takes the Durango R/T Plus to a new level. The package has an MSRP of $4,995 and could certainly be worth it for those who need more capability and speed in their lives.
The Durango R/T has the legendary 5.7-liter Hemi V8 under the hood, producing 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. When paired with the Tow N’ Go package, the Durango R/T can go from 0-60 in around 6.2 seconds and is capable of doing a 1/4-mile in 14.7 seconds. 2022 Dodge Durango production is expected to start in December.