One of the best SUVs on the market is for sure the current Dodge Durango. This SUV is currently in its third generation and we haven’t seen any significant changes and upgrades for some time now. However, the things are about to change as the 2021 Dodge Durango should represent the start of the new, fourth generation. The fourth-gen Durango will arrive with some serious redesign.
The 2021 Dodge Durango will switch back to the body-on-frame design which means plenty of innovations and changes. Interestingly, this SUV was using the same body design in its first generation. The new model will be based on the another FCA popular model, Ram 1500.
2021 Dodge Durango exterior is based on the Ram 1500
The 2021 Dodge Durango will switch back to the body-on-frame piece of styling which should move the production elsewhere. That means the new platform and the production will start somewhere outside the current North Assembly Plant in Detroit. The most likely outcome is the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.
The 2021 Dodge Durango will be based on the Ram 1500 pickup truck. The two models will share the BoF platform and plenty of styling cues. FCA is ready to apply the same design language but in a subtle way.
2021 Dodge Durango interior will get an all-new design
The interior of the future 2021 Dodge Durango will be packed with the latest technology system and upscale materials. Even the current model looks premium from the inside. All three rows will be comfortable, however, the third row is still a little tight for the adults. The 2021 Durango will probably get an all-new design and perhaps a different layout of buttons. After all, this model is still three years away from being available so available interior details are almost non-existing.
However, the current Durango beats its rivals in so many categories. You can also expect the future Durango to come with larger displays and plenty of optional equipment and features. We hope for the rear-seat entertainment system to stay in the offer as this is one of the most popular optional amenities so far.
2021 Dodge Durango V6 engine remain standard
This is the most interesting part for sure. It would be hard to imagine that the FCA will offer the same engine lineup for the 2021 Dodge Durango. Some changes are a must, so it is hard to protect the carmaker’s next move. However, we believe the 3.6-liter V6 will remain standard drivetrain option. This is one of the company’s most used engines lately and it is producing 295 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. To this moment, the optional 5.7-liter V8 is available on R/T and Citadel trim levels. It is generating 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to that, the current Durango is capable of towing up to 7,500 pounds. Now, the question is what will FCA do next? The first option is to keep the existing lineup of engines and add one more optional engine on top of that. The second variant is to introduce all-new lineup and the third is to keep things the same as before. However, if you are a high-performance fan, Dodge Durango will for sure offer something completely different.
2021 Dodge Durango SRT
The performance-oriented version will arrive with the existing 6.4-liter Hemi V8. The powerful engine is one of the most popular choices when it comes to FCA’s SRT models. The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is perhaps the most popular high-performance model in its category. The powerful V8 is delivering 475 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with the TorqueFlight 8-speed automatic transmission and with the standard all-wheel-drive configuration.
The SRT version sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The 2021 model can get even better overall numbers. That includes more ponies, more torque and greater top speed. Besides the performance figures, new Durango SRT will get an astonishing exterior design with the impressive aerodynamics and sportiness.
2021 Dodge Durango MSRP and release date
We are still far from the beginning of sales, but the 2021 Dodge Durango will for sure cost more than the current model. After all, it is the beginning of an all-new fourth-generation. However, it is too early to talk about the possible price.
This SUV will hit the markets later in 2020, around November. There will be some serious upgrades for 2021, but have in mind that the current Durango costs around $40,000. The famous Durango SRT starts at $64,000.