4 Reasons Why The 2019 Durango is the SUV for You

March 28th, 2019 by

Dodge makes two kinds of cars: high-performance sports cars and SUVs that have a lot more power and performance parts than you’d expect. The Durango is part of that second group, a midsize SUV with two to three rows and three engine options that each put a lot of horsepower under the hood. Whether you need a practical vehicle for family trips or a real powerhouse that’s fun to drive down winding roads, there are plenty of ways the 2019 Durango can deliver.

Three Powerful Engines

The engine list starts with a 3.6-liter V-6 that gives you up to 295 horsepower. That’s a lot for the Durango’s size class, especially for a starting engine. The second option is standard on the R/T and available on the Citadel trims, and it gives you eight cylinders with up to 360 horsepower. The third engine is a 6.4-liter V-8 HEMI, and it’s exclusively available on the top SRT trim. With this powerhouse under the hood, the Durango gives you up to 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

Practical Power

Those powerful engines are for more than just having fun. They also give you a practical advantage by letting you tow trailers weighing up to 8,700 pounds. That’s enough to handle a fully equipped camper trailer around 30 feet long. The Durango is also good at keeping that trailer from blowing sideways in high winds thanks to standard Trailer Sway Control, a feature that uses the brakes and engine throttle automatically to keep the trailer under control.

Three Rows With Room

The 2019 Dodge Durango comes standard with two rows of seats, but every trim above the base model comes with a third row with two seats. That gives you room for up to seven passengers, although top trims put captain’s chairs in the second row and drop you down to six. Still, all three rows can support adult passengers despite being a midsize model, and in the back you get 17.2 cubic feet for cargo even with all three rows up. Fold down both seat rows and the Durango can fit up to 85.1 cubic feet of cargo.

A High-Tech Interior

The Uconnect 4C with a 7-inch display comes standard in the 2019 Durango, and starting with the Citadel it gives you a standard upgrade to Uconnect 4C Nav with an 8.4-inch display. Both displays work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and the upgraded system comes with one year of SiriusXM Guardian plus five years of Traffic and Travel Link. You can also get a 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display in the dashboard and an available Dual-Screen Blu-ray Entertainment System for the back row.

The 2019 Dodge Durango is a performance vehicle and family vehicle all in one. Its powerful engine options will let you master the country trail, or you can bring the whole family and a big camper to enjoy a weekend away. If you want to find out what else it can do, you should test drive a Durango at your local Dodge dealership.

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