For today’s standards, the current generation of this mid-size crossover seems outdated. Still, it looks like the 2023 Dodge Durango is about to carry on without bigger changes. According to the latest reports, this will probably be the last year model of the SUV that has been around since 2011. Therefore, no one expects bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar design and specs, as well as the interior design.
- Powerful V8 engines
- Comfortable cabin
- Lots of cargo space
- Outdated design
- Poor fuel economy
Since 2011, we saw one major update of this crossover. However, base design characteristics have remained unchanged. The 2023 Dodge Durango will continue in the same way, riding on an old, Mercedes-Benz-based platform. This is probably the weakest point of the vehicle. Key players in the segment like Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander offer far better driving dynamics, thanks to newer platforms and design solutions. On the other side, the styling of this crossover looks pretty attractive, despite the fact that the last update was four years ago. It comes in a classic Dodge manner, featuring boxy and robust shape, full of rectangular surfaces. The next year definitely won’t’ bring changes in this aspect, though some reports suggest additions of a few more colors and similar things.
It may look a little bit outdated, but the cabin of this crossover is pretty functional. The first thing you’ll notice insider this model is lots of space. The 2023 Dodge Durango will continue in the same way, offering plenty of legroom. Even the third row can accommodate adults in a pretty comfortable way. Also, the cargo space is pretty generous. Not only that you can count on a great cargo volume, but the square shape and rectangular tailgate provide lots of benefits if you have some large object to put in your vehicle. Another strong point of 2023 Dodge Durango will be a long list of safety features. While the base model will feature a rearview camera only, higher trims will be equipped with things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert etc.
The 2023 Dodge Durango will continue with three familiar engines in the offer. Base models will feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6 which is good for about 290 horsepower. A power is an obvious advantage over other models in the class, especially if we consider that there are two V8 units in the offer. A familiar 5.7-liter Hemi V8 delivers around 360 horsepower. On the other side, a large 6.4-liter unit, which is reserved for hi-performance version, features a max output of 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2023 Dodge Durango should hit the market in late 2019. The price should remain the same as well. This means around $30,000 for the base model, while the hi-performance SRT version will go around $62,000.