The 2021 Dodge Durango GT straddles the line between a car-based crossover and an old-school sport utility vehicle. It certainly looks rugged like a traditional SUV and boasts heavy-duty towing capabilities, particularly when it’s hiding a big Hemi V8 engine underhood. But the comfortable ride, space-efficient interior, and reasonably good handling afforded by its unibody design mean it drives more like a car than truck-based competitors such as the Toyota 4Runner or Chevy Tahoe. Families with big toys to haul may find the Durango strikes an ideal balance between car and truck, though options like the newly redesigned Ford Explorer and brand-new Kia Telluride may be more comfortable and efficient for everyone else.
The 2021 Dodge Durango GT receives meaningful updates for 2021, with a lightly refreshed exterior that includes a redesigned front fascia and grille, but the big changes are found inside. An all-new dashboard and 10.1-inch infotainment screen are highlights. A new R/T Tow N Go package combines the looks of the high-performance SRT model with active damping suspension and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The real headline-grabbing addition is the SRT Hellcat and its 710-horsepower supercharged engine.
These updates come at a time when this version of the Durango has been on the market for a full decade. Nevertheless, it still offers a compelling package with seating for up to seven passengers and the buyer’s choice of a standard V6 engine with 290 horsepower or one of three V8 options. There’s a 5.7-liter that offers 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, while the 392-badged SRT model boasts 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. The new SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV sold in America.
- 293 @ 6,400 rpm Horsepower
- 18″ painted aluminum Wheels
- 3.6L V-6 Engine
- 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission
- 260 @ 4,000 rpm Torque
- Rear-wheel Drive type
- ABS and driveline Traction control
- Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic
- Rear air conditioning, with separate controls
- SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
- 2 – 1st row LCD monitor
- Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
- Front Fog/driving lights
- Heated mirrors
- Cloth Seat trim