The entire 2021 Dodge Durango lineup features new aggressive exterior styling, a new interior with a Challenger-inspired, driver-centric cockpit and the available 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5, which processes five times faster. Credit: Dodge.
Most of the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup is due to hit the road later this year. Pricing starts from $31,765 for the base model. But if you want the new for 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat, the most powerful Durango ever, you’ll be paying a starting MSRP of $80,995, excluding destination. You’ll also have to wait until early next year for the SRT model. It’s also scheduled for the 2021 model year only.
What’s New for 2021
Aside from the new for 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat, the entire 2021 Durango has some new, more aggressive looks with styling cues from the Challenger and Charger. The Durango has a new front fascia, LED low/high projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, grille, rear spoiler and wheels. Inside, the Durango features an all-new, performance-inspired, driver-oriented cockpit with more technology. A new instrument panel is home to Uconnect 5 and features a largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen.
The Dodge Durango lineup can tow either 8,700 or 6,200 pounds depending on the model. The automaker says the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8, legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine and classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with the Tow N Go Package offers a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 lbs. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine offers a capability of 6,200 lbs.
Durango SXT RWD
Durango SXT AWD
Durango GT RWD
Durango GT AWD
Durango R/T RWD
Durango R/T AWD
Durango R/T AWD Tow N Go
Durango Citadel RWD
Durango Citadel AWD
Durango SRT 392 AWD
Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
*All prices exclude $1,495 destination charge.
Orders and Availability
2021 Dodge Durango SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT 392 models: Dealer orders are now open for these models. Initial deliveries are scheduled to begin later this year.
Durango SRT Hellcat order books open this fall. Deliveries of the Durango SRT Hellcat are scheduled to begin early next year.
Durango SRT Hellcat
The exclusive for 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat is powered by a 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, delivering 710-horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s fast, too. It can hit 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, has a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph and runs 1.5 seconds faster than the SRT 392 on a 2.1-mile road course, equal to 9 car lengths after one lap.
Dodge says performance improvements begin with the new front fascia design, a new chin splitter, updated engine oil cooler duct, air guide and snorkel for cold air induction. A new, unique rear spoiler creates an improved aerodynamic balance with the new front-end design, resulting in a massive increase in rear downforce of more than 400 percent (140 lbs. @ 180 mph).
Dodge also says SRT engineers upgraded the Durango SRT Hellcat to improve handling, including several race-inspired technologies and Brembo brakes, resulting in performance numbers never before seen on a Durango.
The Durango SRT Hellcat comes standard with electric power steering (EPS) with selectable steering tuning to better manage increased grip, both improving handling performance and delivering better steering feel and ease of turning efforts at parking lot speeds.
With EPS and standard SRT drive modes accessed via the Durango’s new 10.1-inch touchscreen, drivers can tailor their driving experience by controlling transmission shift speeds, steering, paddle shifters, traction, all-wheel drive (AWD) and suspension settings
SRT Drive modes offer selectable settings for Street (Auto), Sport and Track, while the Custom setting allows the driver to select individual preferences
Race-inspired technologies that come standard for both 2021 Durango SRT models also bolster performance:
Launch Control – easily accessed from a toggle switch in the cockpit, manages tire slip while launching the vehicle to allow the driver to achieve consistent straight-line acceleration
Launch Assist – uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and, in milliseconds, modifies the engine torque to regain full grip
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat delivers excellent braking performance, requiring 116 feet to come to a full stop from 60 mph. The credit belongs to the standard massive Brembo high-performance six-piston, two-piece (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15.75 inches (front) and 13.8 inches (rear).
Customers who buy a new SRT model, including the new Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, receive one full-day session at the Dodge-sponsored Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, visit dodgegarage.com/track-experience.
Durango R/T Tow N Go
The new-for-2021 Durango R/T AWD with the Tow N Go Package starts at from $52,900 and leverages the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, SRT’s menacing looks, black Brembo six-piston brakes, Track, Sport, Snow and Tow drive modes and delivers a best-in-class towing of 8,700 lbs., an increased top speed of 145 mph and a new SRT-tuned performance exhaust with an iconic Dodge exhaust rumble.
R/T Tow N Go Package features SRT wheels and tires, Brembo brakes, flares and sills, exhaust with tips and a lower valance, as well as additional drive modes – Track, Sport, Snow and Tow – accessed through the hard buttons on the all-new integrated center stack.
Additional features include Performance Pages (standard on R/T models), retuned SRT Active Noise Cancellation, new Electronic Limited Slip Differential and SRT Active Damping Suspension.
Four-wheel disc antilock Brembo six-piston performance brakes with black calipers are standard on the R/T with Tow N Go; SRT-engineered Brembo brakes with red calipers and upgraded brake pads for improved performance are optional. The SRT Brembo brakes on the R/T Tow N Go feature a power four-wheel disc brake system with 15-inch vented and slotted front rotors with six-piston Brembo calipers and 13.8-inch vented rear rotors with four-piston fixed Brembo calipers.
The Durango R/T AWD with Tow N Go Package features standard 20-by-10-inch aluminum wheels in Hyper Black finish that ride on Pirelli Scorpion Zero all-season tires.
The newly repackaged Durango Citadel, with a starting U.S MSRP of $47,805, is the most luxurious trim in the Durango lineup with a lot of premium features as standard equipment. There are two powertrain options, both of which include standard towing equipment:
The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
The available 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
Trailer-tow Group IV equipment is standard on Citadel with an integrated trailer brake switch, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, Class IV hitch receiver, rear load-leveling shocks and full-size spare tire with the Class IV trailer receiver and integrated brake controller. The Citadel exterior features high-end, unique cues and accents, including Platinum chrome accents on door handles and mirror caps, 20-by-8-inch Satin Carbon wheels and dual rear exhaust with bright chrome tips.
Inside, the Citadel’s three rows of standard captain’s chairs seats six features heated and ventilated Nappa leather driver and passenger seats with embossed ‘Dodge stripes,’ //, and heated second-row captain’s chairs and suede headliner. The largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5 comes standard with TomTom navigation, SiriusXM Radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto and with the current Uconnect skill for Alexa, customers with Alexa-enabled devices at home can easily ask Alexa to start the car, lock/unlock doors and more.
The full suite of safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Advanced Brake Assist and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, also comes standard on the Durango Citadel model.
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