To Keep the Elderly Durango Relevant, Dodge Adds More Standard Equipment
Dodge revealed a slightly updated and, as usual, a rather appealing 2019 Dodge Durango. With subtle changes aimed to enrich the offering within all trim levels and with only superficial styling changes, the unibody SUV continues to be a rather formidable competitor to the Pilot and its likeness.
The company revealed an MSRP of $29,995 for the entry level 2019 Dodge Durango SXT with a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine.
Novelties for the 2019 Dodge Durango
You can choose one of 11 colors including three all-new finishes - Destroyer Gray, F8 Green, and Reactor Blue
Being a well-executed car with a loyal customer base, Dodge did not actually have to change a lot for the new model year of the Durango. As far as exterior changes go, the new Durango can be equipped with new wheels. Also, you can choose one of 11 colors including three all-new finishes - Destroyer Gray, F8 Green, and Reactor Blue.
While the changes have been kept to a minimum, the 2019 Durango is a tad better equipped than before. Dodge smartly integrated some high-grade stuff in lower-end models.
In that regard, the entry-level 2019 Dodge Durango SXT gained an option for leather upholstery. It complements the Uconnect 4 infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen. Now, even the SXT can send some luxurious vibes, especially considering it comes as standard with the Keyless Enter ‘n Go, push-button start, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Durango GT gained an all-new front end transferred from the likes of the R/T and the SRT
Moving to the 2019 Dodge Durango GT, we can see that Dodge really wanted to spice up the things in this segment. The Durango GT gained an all-new front end transferred from the likes of the R/T and the SRT. Dodge did not only transfer a detail or two, but the whole deal. The LED running lights, the looks of the performance models, and the optional hood with air intake and hot air extractors all scream speed. Yet, the GT comes with a 295-horsepower, V-6 engine. It is the same unit that is found in the SXT.
Going a bit more upscale, Dodge introduced some more standard equipment for the 2019 Durango Citadel. This is a pseudo-premium version of the Durango and, for the 2019 model year, it comes with second-row captains chairs. A nice addition which obviously greatly improves the luxurious aura the Durango Citadel nurtures. If you throw a bit more money on it, you can have the fantastic 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a V-8. As standard, the Citadel moves around thanks to a V-6, but it does offer a 5.7-liter, V-8 with 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
Sporty R/T and SRT models
New goodies for the Durango SRT include optional red seat belts, high-performance Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors, and 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
At the top of the lineup sit the Dodge Durango R/T and the Durango SRT. Both models remained much the same as before, but Dodge offered a bit more cool gear to complement their adventurous nature. The R/T can be equipped with the new Harman Kardon audio system. I guess it is the same one as the optional unit for the Citadel model. Furthermore, one can garnish its interior in Sepia leather seats.
New goodies for the Durango SRT include optional red seat belts, high-performance Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors, and 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. If you really want to personalize your Durango SRT, then you can choose 20-inch wheels in Matte Vapor or Brass Monkey finish. Quite stunning.
As all the gearheads know by now, the Durango SRT is the quickest three-row SUV out there. The 6.4-liter, V-8 with 475 horsepower can accelerate it to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The R/T is slower, but definitely not a slouch with 360 horsepower, 5.7-liter, HEMI.
Regardless of the trim level, options or the engine, all 2019 Dodge Durango cars gained a new integrated trailer brake as a part of the Trailer Tow Package.
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