The 2021 Dodge Durango comes in SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat trim levels. All-wheel drive is standard in the SRT trims and optional in the rest of the range.
SXT ($33,260) has seating for five, 18-in alloy wheels, LED headlights/daytime running lights/fog lamps,
tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/ignition, height-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, self-dimming rearview mirror, three 12-volt outlets, Uconnect 4C infotainment system, 8.4-in touchscreen, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone/audio, four USB ports,
Apple CarPlay/Android Audio smartphone integration, and a 6-speaker audio system.
GT ($37,460) brings seating for seven, plus exterior styling elements, 20-in alloy wheels, and rear parking sensors. It’s also eligible for more options than the SXT trim. The
R/T ($46,800) has the 5.7-liter V8, sport-tuned suspension and steering, special styling elements, remote start, front parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, heated side mirrors (self-dimming on the driver’s side), heated steering wheel, power-adjustable steering column, heated front/second-row seats, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, leather/simulated suede upholstery, memory settings, powered lift gate, memory settings, 115-volt outlet, universal garage door opener, Uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 10.1-in touchscreen, navigation, wireless smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and a 9-speaker/506-watt Alpine sound system. R/T trim is eligible for Brembo brakes and a heavy-duty towing package.
Citadel ($49,300) reverts to the V6 engine and the regular suspension as standard, but receives all the advanced driver aids, along with chrome exterior accents, powered sunroof, heated/ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery with extended interior leather trim, plus heated captain’s chairs and a center console for the second row. The
SRT 392 ($64,490) sees its 6.4-liter V8 complemented with upgraded Brembo brakes, sportier steering, sport-tuned adaptive suspension, model-specific styling details and aerodynamic additions,
all-wheel drive, self-leveling headlamps, and Nappa leather/simulated suede upholstery with embroidered SRT logos. The new-for-2021 Durango
SRT Hellcat ($82,490) rumbles with the hellacious supercharged 6.2-liter V8 driving all four wheels, replaces with fog lamps with more air intakes, has its own aerodynamic setup, alloy wheels and badges. Dodge says the Durango Hellcat will only be offered as a 2021 model. Buyers choosing it or the SRT 392 model receive a day’s tuition in high-performance driving. Many features in the upper trims are available at the lower levels, such as blind spot monitoring with
rear cross-traffic alert, second-row captain’s chairs, towing package, and a rear entertainment system that features two screens, Blu-ray player and an HDMI port. The SRT models may also be ordered with a 19-speaker/825-watt Harman Kardon audio system. The Technology Group package is available in all trims but the SXT is (standard in the Citadel), adding a variety of accident avoidance tech detailed in the Safety section below. Some rivals have these driver aids as standard.
Is the 2021 Dodge Durango a Safe Car?
The 2021 Durango comes with front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver-knee airbag. The Technology Group adds
forward collision warning and automatic braking, lane departure warning and keeping, and
adaptive cruise control. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available separately in all variants, except for the Citadel where it’s standard. In crash testing carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Durango earned an overall 4-star rating (out of a possible five) and for front impact protection, and a 5-star rating for side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Durango the top rating of Good in every category except for the challenging small overlap front crash test, where it earned a second-worst Marginal rating. Its crash-prevention tech was rated Superior.