The current generation of Dodge Durango may be around for nearly 13 years but that doesn’t stop it from recording good sales numbers, even today. Simply, this SUV is highly appreciated for its capable powertrain options and old-school design, so it’s no wonder that the company isn’t rushing with changes. As you probably know, the company announced some time ago that the next Durango will get back to the BoF platform, but it looks like that won’t happen so soon. We believe that the 2024 Dodge Durango will carry on in the same way, without more important changes.
This means that you may expect to see a well-known design, which has been around since 2011 but which was also updated a few times. The last time this happened was two years ago when we saw a new interior and new styling. Of course, you may count on a couple of pretty capable powertrain options, including the Hellcat engine, which will carry on, we believe.
Therefore, we expect that the 2024 Dodge Durango will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Dodge Durango Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Dodge Durango should carry on in the same way. Therefore, we expect to see a familiar design, based on the same platform that was underpinning the previous Grand Cherokee. Considering the age, it’s quite normal that Durango’s driving manners aren’t particularly refined by today’s standards. There is a good portion of body lean in corners, though we can’t say that the SUV isn’t comfortable.
In terms of styling, the 2021 refresh brought some novelties in areas like headlights, grille etc. Still, the overall exterior design is still the same, characterized by a classic SUV shape, with a lot of bold aesthetics and design solutions that make this vehicle look pretty muscular.
The current generation may be old, but its cabin looks pretty nice. That’s mostly because of the recent refresh, which brought notable revisions to the dashboard, starting from the new infotainment cluster, center stack etc. The cabin features a classic design, with decent quality materials and a good amount of tech and convenience features.
The Durango is also a pretty large vehicle, so it features the optional third row, which is easy to access and pretty functional. The first two rows are very spacious and comfortable, even for taller adults. All in all, there are three seating configurations on offer. Base models feature five seats, while the third row is optional and increases capacity to seven. Finally, you can also opt for the second-row captain’s chairs. In that case, the seating capacity goes down to 6.
The cargo area offers around 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 43.3 cubic feet with these seats folded and 85.1 cubic feet of the total volume. These are above-average ratings for the segment.
Since this will probably be a typical carryover model, we don’t believe it could come with bigger changes in this aspect either. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like an 8.4-inch touch screen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster with an analog tachometer, tri-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry and push-button start.
Among available upgrades, expect to find goodies like a 10.1-inch touch screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, navigation, wireless device charging, HD Radio, nine- and 19-speaker sound systems, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, two additional USB ports, remote start and a sunroof.
2024 Dodge Durango Engines
So, the engine offer would start with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 293 horsepower. While that’s plenty enough power to move this large SUV pretty conveniently, we would rather go for some of the V8s. The first one is a good-old 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which puts out around 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
The SRT comes with an even more capable, 6.4-liter HEMI V8, which is good for about 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the previous two, this one comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Finally, there is the SRT Hellcat trim, equipped with the monstrous 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which features a max output of 710 horsepower, which is enough to complete the 0-60 sprint in just 3.5 seconds, while the top speed goes all-away up to 180 mph.
All engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2024 Dodge Durango will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. The starting price should go around 38.500 dollars, while key competitors should be models like Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee etc.