STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - Dodge has assumed top spot for performance among North American automakers with a range of V-8-powered models. The Durango is part of this group with the SRT model packing 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Dodge claims the engine will propel the big wagon to 60 mph from zero in 4.4 seconds. The Durango's macho exterior is enhanced for SRT duty with unique front-end styling and a large hood scoop. Unchanged is a 290-horsepower V-6 - standard in the SXT and Crew models - with a fuel-saving system that automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, and then re-fires it when you let off the brake pedal. The optional 360-horsepower V-8 comes with variable-displacement that shuts down half the cylinders under light-load conditions to save fuel. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board. Durango models with the base V-8 can tow 7,400 pounds (8,600 for the SRT). With three rows of seats, the Durango can carry up to seven passengers, although two second-row high-back buckets can be specified.
Base price (incl. destination): $31,950
Type: Full-size utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 3.6-liter V-6 (290); 5.7-liter V-8 (360); 6.4-liter V-8 (475)
Layout: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 19/26/22
Base weight (lb.): 4,760