The 2019 Dodge Durango comes in five trim levels, which are SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT. The base-level SXT shows off features like 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, privacy glass, and a rear spoiler. With the GT, you'll get body-colored bumpers, chrome accents, larger 20-inch wheels, and a power-operated liftgate.
In the middle of the pack is the Citadel, which comes equipped with automatic windshield wipers, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, roof-rail crossbars, and Xenon headlights. The upper-level R/T and SRT boast a body-colored grille and exterior accents, an upgraded hood design that delivers better performance, and LED fog lights.
Beneath the hood is where the Durango really shines, showing off powerful engine options that will satisfy your need for speed. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 260 pound-feet of torque and 293 horsepower and comes standard on the lower-three trim levels. The R/T has its own 5.7-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 390 pound-feet of torque and 360 horsepower. At the top of the options is the 6.4-liter V-8 engine, which comes standard in the SRT. This unit produces 470 pound-feet of torque and 475 horsepower. All the engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With the base V-6 engine, the EPA fuel economy estimates come in at 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. The midlevel 5.7-liter engine drops the estimates to 14 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. If you want the most powerful engine, you will have to sacrifice some efficiency, as those estimates come in at 13 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 15 mpg combined.
All trims, except the SRT, come standard with rear-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is available as an option and is standard with the SRT.
The cabin of the 2019 Durango's SXT trim features tri-zone climate control, split folding second- and third-row seats, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual USB ports. Stepping up to the GT adds power-adjustable front seats, driver's seat memory settings, suede and leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated front- and second-row seats, satellite radio, and a 115-volt outlet.
The midlevel Citadel offers a nine-speaker sound system with HD radio and a subwoofer, a power-adjustable steering wheel, navigation, nicer leather upholstery, and the Uconnect infotainment system with a larger 8.4-inch touch screen. Standard interior features of the R/T include red accent stitching, ventilated front seats, and a high-end audio system from Beats. Finally, the SRT adds metallic-looking interior accents, a rear console offering more storage space, and manually reclining rear seats.
Every 2019 Durango comes with a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes, and seven air bags. All trims, except the SXT, also come with rear parking sensors, while an available package on the upper two trim levels adds lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.