Time after time, we see auto makers forsake power in the name of practicality. The Dodge Durango remains true to the title of sport utility vehicle, offering athletic V8 muscle under the hood. Often referred to as the muscle car of SUVs, the Durango backs up its aggressive exterior design with up to 475 horsepower. The midsize SUV also delivers 8,700-lb. maximum towing capacity on par with that of a full-size truck.
There’s something to be said about the SUV’s rugged appeal as well. The 2019 Durango’s aggressive stance, integrated wheel flares, body-color side rocker panels and racetrack taillamp encompass a certain toughness that sets it apart from the hoard of cookie-cutter SUVs found on the road today.
The Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. One step up, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing turns up the heat, cranking out 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque along with an exceptional maximum tow rating of 7,400 lbs. Garnishing the top-level all-wheel drive Durango SRTl, the booming 6.4-liter HEMI V8 lays it all on the road, bringing a monstrous 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. This hulking powerhouse scores a class-leading maximum towing capacity of up to 8,700 lbs.
The Durango doesn’t turn a blind eye to convenience in its pursuit for a more powerful SUV. The versatile cabin allows for more than 50 different seating configurations to accommodate any mix of cargo and passengers. Available Fold & Tumble second-row captain's chairs provide easy access in and out for child and adult passengers alike. Rear passengers also benefit from available Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, a 9-inch high-definition dual-screen Blu-ray Entertainment System, second-row USB charging ports and a 115-volt power outlet.
User-friendly and feature-packed, the UConnect infotainment system reigns as one of the best in the market. On top of its easy-to-use interface, the system offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus Sirius XM and voice command functionality. The available UCONNECT 4C NAV system pairs with a 8.4-inch touchscreen, gaining a host of intuitive features like navigation, built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity and Sirius XM Guardian services with necessary subscriptions.