2019 Dodge Durango | Capital CJDR of Indian Trail
The new Dodge Durango is what you get when you combine a muscle car and an SUV. It’s a total monster and probably one of the more unique vehicles we have on our American roads today. This machine competes with the greats such as the Ford Explorer, the Chevy Traverse, and the Honda Pilot.
The 2019 Dodge Durango also comes with an optional Trailer Tow Package that includes an integrated trailer brake. There are four tri-levels – the SXT, the GT, the R/T, and the SRT. The trim labels are clear indicators of how sporty each trim is.
As for creature comforts, the base SXT comes with leather seats, while the GT, R/T, and SRT share the same front-end design. The GT also has the option of being fitted with performance hood for heat extraction and air intake. On the R/T and the SRT, this is standard.
The three higher trim levels also come with a premium Harman Kardon audio system.
Under the hood
You have quite a few engine options for the Durango. There’s the basic 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 293 horsepower. This one comes standard on the SXT, GT, and the special Citadel version. Then, there’s the 360 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 on the R/T and the thundering 475 horsepower 6.4-liter V8 on the SRT.
Rear-wheel-drive is standard, while AWD or all-wheel drive remains optional on most trim levels. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic that can be controlled with paddle shifters. Even the most basic Durango offers excellent ride quality. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the vehicle is tuned to offer on-road performance rather than full-blown SUV prowess.
Towing power is decent on most trim levels. However, on the SRT, it’s exceptional thanks to the massive engine. It can haul around 8,700 pounds.
The rear-wheel-drive configuration also contributes to better handling, which is rare in large SUVs.
Fuel economy isn’t all that bad, considering this is a massive SUV with large engine options. You can expect about 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.
The NHTSA gave the 2019 Dodge Durango a four as the overall safety score, which isn’t bad at all.
So, come on over to Capital CJD of Indian Trail to test out the new Dodge Durango. Whether it’s the new Dodge in Indian Trail or the New Jeep in Indian Trail, Capital CJD is where you’ll find them. We currently have the new Jeep Wrangler and the new Jeep Compass on display as well.