2022 Dodge Durango - Performance, Price and Photos
It is now nearly two and a half decades (1997) since the Durango name first made its debut and since then, it has been the choice for those folks looking for an edge three-row family SUV. While the Durango is riding on an aging platform, it has a few strengths that play out in its favor, that make it an obvious choice for some new car buyers out there.
The third-generation model seen here, first went on sale in 2011, and to keep things current, the Durango has gone through several facelifts and makeovers over the years. This latest refresh came in 2021 and Dodge gave it some subtle exterior styling tweaks along with some updates to the powertrains. Here’s what’s new for 2022.
2022 Dodge Durango Review: Old But Still Relevant
The Dodge Durango is a mid-size SUV that hasn’t changed too much since 2011. It came to the market with genuine capability — a rear-wheel-drive-based platform and an available 360-horsepower HEMI V-8 — at a time when most similarly sized competitors were transforming into crossovers.
The Ford Explorer dropped its V-8 and went front-wheel drive that same year. The Nissan Pathfinder followed a couple of years after that. And though it stayed true to its off-road roots, the Toyota 4Runner also dropped its optional V-8 (and lofty towing capacity) in 2010.
Better still, Dodge hasn’t left the Durango to wither into a sad bargain car. While it still shows its age in some areas, a recently redesigned interior nicely complements its well-balanced ride and handling, relatively spacious interior, and choice of three powerful engines — reaching as high as 475 horsepower.
Fastest SUVs In The World
The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:
Watch A 5000+ lbs Durango SRT Give A Challenger R/T A Run For Its Money
I stumbled upon this video from 2018 where a Dodge Durango SRT took on a Dodge Challenger R/T. Now, neither of these vehicles sit at the top of their respective model ranges, but regardless, they’re still plenty fast. How fast?
Well, you’re about to see just that in this Dodge face-off. Needless to say, I can’t really confirm if these are indeed stock, but it is a great place to start I suppose. So, let’s look at some numbers, shall we? This is yet another Mopar vs Mopar battle.
The 710-HP Dodge Durango Is Walter White On Weekdays And Heisenberg On Weekends!
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving two stalwarts known for their punchy prowess. On one corner, we had the mighty Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, and on the other, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S. Both these vehicles are powerful and fast, so it makes for an unpredictable race. Who do you think will win?
The Dodge Durango’s Fate Draws Near as Big Changes Linger in the Distance
The current Dodge Durango has aged well in the last decade that it’s been on the market, mainly due to routine updates every few years, the most recent being in 2021. After recent reports from Automotive News suggested that the Dodge Durango – along with the Chrysler 300 – could be on verge of being discontinued, the internet went a little crazy. As it turns out, there was some truth there – the current Dodge Durango is on the verge of death, but it’s successor, if the latest reports are accurate, will fix just about the only thing that’s wrong with the current model.
2022 Dodge Durango Mopar Edition Debuts With Blue Styling Upgrades
Dodge Durango Hellcat takes on the Camaro ZL1 and Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote
The Drag Racing and Car Stuff channel has put out yet another fun video. This time, a highly tuned Durango Hellcat goes up against a Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang in a couple of quarter-mile passes, at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. The specs of the cars in contention are unknown, but it is highly unlikely that they’re stock.
Mid-Size SUV Battle: The Ford Explorer ST goes up against the Dodge Durango Hellcat SRT
Battle of the HEMI V8s: Dodge Durango SRT vs Dodge Durango Hellcat vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Although the performance SUV doesn’t really make any sense whatsoever, it is an entity that continues to be popular and exists. Automakers will keep churning out such vehicles until there is a demand for them. For some people, the performance SUV really is all the car that they’d ever need.
Which one amongst these family haulers from Stellantis is quickest, remains a hot topic, and what better place to find out than at the drag strip. The Wheels YouTube channel put out a video of the popular Dodge Durango Hellcat, take on a fourth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and yet another Dodge Durango, but this time it’s the SRT model.
Grocery Getter Drag Race: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Vs Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon
Coming up with a car that can both give you the ultimate driver satisfaction and be a usable daily driver is a tall order. Or at least it used to be. The two contenders in today’s drag race prove that nothing is impossible. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon to throw down on the drag strip and see, which is the ultimate grocery getter.
Grocery Getter Showdown: 2021 Mercedes E63 AMG S Wagon vs 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
If you’re an enthusiast who also happens to have a family, these two cars are definitely ones that have been on your shopping list. With cars like these, even mundane tasks like trips to the supermarket or family excursions are things you can look forward to because it’s not just the kids who get to have fun. YouTuber Sam CarLegion put out a video of two Grocery Getters taking on each other in a series of drag races.
Looking to visit the ever-burgeoning SUV camp? Then the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat with an engine out of a muscle car is a great way to haul the kids around. However, if you are a bit more traditional, then you just can’t go wrong with a wagon, can you? The Mercedes E63 S AMGcertainly fits that bill rather well. With this Autobahn muncher, you can rapidly cover vast distances in absolute style and have a lot of fun along the way.
Can the C8 Corvette Beat The Three-Row Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat On A Drag Strip?
Hennessey has been quite active on its YouTube page lately. The aftermarket company is planning to infuse its famed HPE1000 package into the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. But, before the SUV went under the knife, Hennessey decided to race it stock with some other sports car. Recently, the company brought the Durango SRT Hellcat and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to the drag strip and raced them both. This time, it’s the family SUV versus the Chevy C8 Corvette. Can it make short work of the C8 ‘Vette?
Hennessey Wants To Give The Ram TRX and Durango SRT A Hellephant Swap
When you hear about a Hennessey build, you know it’s going to be fast and powerful. And it’s not just supercars, either, as the company has injected even SUVs and trucks with doses of steroids in the past and continues to do so. Recently, the company uploaded a video on YouTube wherein John Hennessey talks about his plan to plonk Mopar’s Hellephant engine into the Ram 1500 TRX and the Dodge Durango SRT.
Dodge Durango Hellcat Takes On A Shelby GT500 - Does AWD Give the SUV an Edge?
Hennessey Performance had two new visitors at its facility, both of which came to be tuned up to around 1,000 horses. One was a family SUV with a sports car alter ego called the Dodge Durango Hellcat, and the other one was a two-door, rear-wheel-drive sports car from Shelby called the GT500. Both makoverof 700 horses and took under four seconds to 60 mph from rest. These are the stock specs, in case you were wondering. So, before they were injected with steroids, the folks at Hennessey decided to race the two of them because, well, why not! Who do you think will win?
Can The Lamborghini Urus Stand Up Against The Likes Of The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?
The sight of seeing SUVs rocket down a quarter-mile in a little over 10 seconds is exhilarating. Automakers have realized that people love performance SUVs and it could rake in big numbers for them. Take the Urus for instance. It has been the company’s best-seller since its launch. Even Dodge decided to let all hell break loose by throwing in a supercharged engine under its family SUV’s hood. Throw the Jeep Trackhawk in the mix and you have three of the best performance SUVs that money can buy today.
The folks at Throttle House brought them all together on a drag strip for some straight-line battles. The Urus has obliterated competition mercilessly so far, but can it reign over the mighty powerful FCA....I mean Stellantis twins?
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat - Driven
Until 2020, the Dodge Durango was a family SUV with a sporty side to it. It came with a V-8 engine that churned out enough power to fulfill the adrenaline rush while also serving as a practical utility vehicle. For the 2021 model, however, Dodge upped the ante. As part of its process to plonk in the Hellcat engine in every product in its portfolio, the automaker transformed the Durango into a beast incarnate that just can’t be tamed. On paper, the Durango SRT Hellcat is now the most powerful production SUV. It can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. Isn’t that a wonderful and frightening sight at the same time?
People Are Going Crazy Over The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat
When Dodge launched the Durango’s 710-horsepower alter-ego, it took the auto world by storm. The automaker made it clear that it would be a limited-run model and production for the same would last for just six months. But, thanks to the crazy demand for this three-row monster, Dodge has decided to extend the production timeframe before taking the model off the assembly lines in June 2021, according to Mopar Insiders.
If 700 Horsepower Isn’t Enough, Hennessey Can Bost Your Dodge Durrango to 1000+ Horsepower
After coming up with the 6x6 version of the world’s fastest and quickest production pickup truck, the Ram 1500 TRX, there was a lot of curiosity surrounding Hennessey’s next project. As it turns out, the company chose the world’s most powerful production SUV this time to give it a typical Hennessey twist. The aftermarket company has announced that it will be coming up with a 1,000-plus-horsepower iteration of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
The Durango SRT Hellcat Will Cost You Dodge Viper Money
Dodge has this weird obsession with cramming Hellcat power into almost everything it possibly can. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, and we’d be lying if we said that we weren’t stoked to the Ram 1500 TRX or the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. However, it’s becoming painfully clear that having Hellcat power isn’t for the weak of heart or for those with a small wallet. Case in point: The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
Your Chances of Getting a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Just Took a Nosedive
After various spy shots and a [teaser in February 2020 that hinted at a Durango Hellcat, we kind of knew that it was coming. But, Dodge did kind of dropped it on us out of nowhere,, and it was pretty damn impressive. A Durango with a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 that delivers 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque wasn’t necessarily what we needed, but it damn sure was what we wanted. It can even get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 180 mph – performance figures that were once limited to high-end sports cars and supercars not that long ago. Things were looking good, but now it seems that it might be a little harder to get a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat that previously thought, thanks to a short production run.
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
The third-gen Dodge Durango has been on the market for almost a decade, and now Dodge has instilled it will Hellcat power. With 710 horses in a three-row family SUV, Dodge has put the Durango on a pedestal and has taken the center-stage in the segment. The Durango is now the most powerful factory-built SUV on the planet. For a machine this big to sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds is a cardinal sin. But, what can we say; we still love it and are chuffed to bits with the announcement of the Dodge Durango Hellcat. One HELL of an engine, huh?