The Durango returns virtually unchanged for 2020. The few enhancements are new options. See the 2020 Dodge Durango models for sale near you
It's tough for us to recommend a vehicle that returns 17 mpg. So, as much as we love the 5.7-liter V8, we'd have to go with the far more efficient V6. Its 8-speed automatic transmission and stop/start technology further increase efficiency, and it can still tow more than any of its crossover competitors. Beyond that, make your Durango a GT -- we think it's worth the price premium over the rather basic SXT model. It even looks better. Find a Dodge Durango for sale
The 2020 Dodge Durango comes in five trim levels: SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T and SRT. It's easy to be confused by the available trims because the marketing folks have thrown together an SXT Plus and GT Plus with a few extra features, as well as a Citadel Anodized Platinum version, but these aren't really separate trims. AWD is standard on the SRT and for a $2,600 upgrade on all other trims. All prices reflect the $1,495 factory destination charge.
The SXT ($31,990) gets things rolling with 18-in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a backup camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-in touchscreen, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Audio and a 6-speaker audio system. Three rows of seats are standard, but two can be specified as an option on the SXT only.
The GT ($36,140) adds special exterior styling elements, 20-in wheels, LED running lights, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming driver mirror, power-adjustable front seats, driver memory settings, heated front and second-row seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, two USB ports and an 8.4-in touchscreen.
The Citadel ($44,490) has a power lift gate, a sunroof, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, upgraded brakes, chrome-clad exterior trim, upgraded leather seating and extended interior leather trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats, an integrated navigation system and a 9-speaker sound system.
The R/T ($45,490) comes standard with the V8, adding a sport-tuned suspension and steering, special styling elements and a Beats audio system.
The SRT ($64,490) adds further upgraded brakes and steering, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, special styling, Nappa leather and simulated suede upholstery and second-row captain's chairs. Full leather seats and a second-row bench are optional. You can also opt for no third row.
Dodge marketing has lumped together a number of options for the SXT and GT grades under the designations SXT Plus and GT Plus, which boosts the price to $34,990 for the SXT Plus and $40,490 for the GT Plus.
Note that many of the upper trims' extra features are available on lower ones without option packages. Other options include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, second-row captain's chairs, a towing package, plus a rear entertainment system that features two screens, a Blu-ray player and an HDMI port. Available only with the upper three trims is the Technology Group, which adds a variety of accident-avoidance tech detailed in the Safety section below.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Ford Explorer -- Recently updated with a new look and new technology, the Explorer is a formidable rival to the more truck-like Durango. It's not as utilitarian as the Durango, but it's certainly more fuel efficient and maneuverable.
2020 Chevrolet Traverse -- The redesigned Traverse offers a truly enormous interior, and its V6 drivetrain is perhaps a smidge better than the Durango's. Forget about off-roading or serious towing, though.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- If you don't need the Durango's third-row seat, we strongly recommend checking out the Grand Cherokee, which is basically a smaller, nimbler version of the Durango with a nicer interior.
Used Ford Expedition -- If you need more capability and space than the Durango provides, you'll probably need a full-size truck-based SUV. In that case, try a used Ford Expedition at this price point. Its cabin isn't as nice as the Chevrolet Tahoe's, but it has a smoother ride and a far more usable third-row seat and cargo area.