2021 Dodge Durango: a great update!
When was the last time we talked about the Dodge Durango?
I am glad to see the Dodge SUV getting a refresh. Since Sergio Marchionne did his best for years to kill Dodge (and other brands) by starving it of new models or even any kind of investment, it is good news to see FCA spending some time and money on the Durango.
Unlike its cousin, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango is not an all-new design for 2021.
But, I have to say, it still looks really good. And it is still getting good reviews. For a model that came out 10 years ago, this is quite amazing.
The exterior updates are mostly upfront. A very clean and understated design. Dodge did a great job by not including some huge chrome grille like so many other manufacturers do these days.
Inside, the dashboard and console seem all new. (The doors look to be the same as before, with different trim)
And it looks really good too. The new larger, 10.1-inch screen is very well integrated to the design. (No stupid after-market looking tablet here)
Of course, there is a ridiculous HellCat version with a 710HP available for 2021 only.
Otherwise, available engines are the 3.6 Liter V6 with 295HP.
A 5.7 Liter V8 with 360HP or another HEMI V8 with 475HP.
The current Durango is still quite popular, for a 10-year-old model.
They sold over 67 000 of them last year. (Beating the Nissan Pathfinder) I am sure that, with these updates, and maybe some advertising (at least letting people know that Dodge is still around) it will become even more popular.
Sure, there is a total lack of any kind of electrification, since FCA is really late on that front. (Thanks again to Sergio who didn’t believe in it)
But the Durango isn’t for those who want to transport their families using the least amount of gas.
It’s all about offering that old fashion feeling of a smooth V6 or even a V8. All at a decent price.
And I think there is still quite a market for this these days.