A rumor has been going around that Dodge is going to discontinue the famous Durango SUV in 2023. So, the forthcoming 2023 Dodge Durango could be the last production model. This came as a surprise to many fans, considering the current generation was just redesigned.
That being said, the Durango has had many competitions in the class, and the tougher ones are the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. Since they both share the same unibody architecture with the Dodge Durango, we expect the rivalry to continue. Besides the platform, the new Durango will share powertrains with the Jeep Wagoneer.
2023 Dodge Durango Facelift
The exterior of the 2023 Dodge Durango is the most in the class. Generally speaking, there are no other crossover SUV that looks quite like it. For 2023, Dodge will make some changes, and we can expect more muscle design similar to the Dodge Charger. The Dodge Durango stands out from the rest of the models thanks to its unique and muscular grille, LED headlights and sporty hood.
The look of the Dodge Durango can change a bit depending on which trim level it is. For example, the R/T and SRT 392 models dominate with a decidedly sporty look, while the Citadel model looks a bit more premium thanks to the use of chrome material. As for size, the new Durango will remain unchanged. Compared to the models in the same class, this SUV is similar to the Volkswagen Atlas, Mazda CX-9, and Ford Explorer.
What’s New Inside?
Inside, the approaching 2023 Dodge Durango will be satisfyingly roomy and pretty modern. This three-row seater is offering seven passengers’ accommodation, with enough room in the first two rows. However, the third row is reasonably roomy but is still best reserved for children.
Interestingly, the entry-level SXT model is more equipped than ever. This model includes a power driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you want more amenities, consider upgrading to the Citadel trim. This model adds luxuries like Nappa leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, and much more. As for standard safety tech features, the new Durango includes a backup camera with rear cross-path detection and blind-spot monitoring.
2023 Dodge Durango Engine Specs
The 2023 Dodge Durango comes with three different engines. The entry-level model is using a 3.6-liter V6 producing 295 horsepower with dual exhaust. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is the next one and is available on upper trims like the R/T and Citadel trims. Unlike the first one, this one produces more output of 360 horses.
As you can see, it’s a pretty nice boost, but it also comes with a pretty big fuel economy penalty. The last one powers the SRT 392 model, and it consists of a 6.4-liter V8, making 475 horsepower. Unsurprisingly, with the V6 unit, Durango tows up to 6,200 pounds, while with V8 engines, 8,700 pounds.
2023 Dodge Durango Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Dodge Durango will reportedly be the last model made. For 2023, it will receive significantly more upgrades than the last redesigned variant. We expect the next SUV to be more handsome, aggressive and to offer more standard equipment through the trims. As for pricing, we believe that it will be unchanged or slightly increased.
The current model starts at $33,000 for the base SXT RWD model, and it can go up to $65,000 for SRT 392 trim. Pricing of the Dodge Durango models is in line with players in the same class as the Kia Telluride, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.