2022 Dodge Durango: speck and features


The Dodge Durango's optional V-8 engine is remarkably powerful, and it doesn't sacrifice towing capacity for this power. With three rows of seats, the whole family can come along for the ride - although only kids will be comfortable in the back row.

The Durango comes with enough modern infotainment technology to satisfy even the Geek Squad, but those seeking driver-assistance features will have to pay extra for them. This is in contrast with rivals such as the Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander, where these features are standard. However, crossovers like the Durango don't have the same muscle-car mystique, making it a unique choice in this class.

Dodge Durango

What's New for 2022?

For the 2022 Durango SXT, standard features include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a power-adjustable driver's seat, rear parking sensors, roof rails and the third row of seats. The GT model adds remote start, heated front seats and steering wheel and a power liftgate for the back. The GT Plus now comes with memory settings for the driver plus rain-sensing wipers, scuff plate for protecting the cargo area in back , leather upholstery with suede inserts  and heated rear seats.

If you choose the top-spec R/T Plus trim, you'll get nappa leather with contrast stitching, a sunroof, an advanced automated emergency braking system, and a Harman/Kardon stereo system. The GT and R/T models that come with the optional Blacktop package will now have the vented hood from the Durango SRT 392.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

If you're looking for a more efficient engine, the Durango's V-6 295-hp paired with its eight-speed automatic transmission is your best option. However, if towing capacity is what you need (up to 8700 pounds), then the 360-hp V=8 provides a significant boost. Keep in mind that the fuel economy won't be as good as those four cylinder rivals, but for some buyers, the extra power might be worth it.

We put both the V-6 and V-8 engines with the eight-speed automatic to the test, as well as optional all-wheel drive. The Durango with just a V-6 managed to hit 7.4 seconds in a zero-to Mercedes Benz GLC Coupé 400d drag race; meanwhile, the V wanted at least an 8 second finish but got 6.2 instead - darn!. Anyway, Dodge's suspension does a good job of balancing between sport and comfort levels, but elements like steering feel and braking remind you that it's still an SUV after all.

Even though the Durango wasn't designed to be a sports car, its rear-wheel-drive platform gives it an athletic feel. You can really tell that this SUV was meant for more than just everyday use - it's easy and fun to drive, but still provides a comfortable ride for families.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates that crossovers with a four-cylinder engine will earn up to 19 mpg city and 26 highway, while the V-6 model will earn up to 14 mpg city and 22 highway. In our highway fuel economy test, however, the 2020 V-8 powered Durango R/T outperformed not only its own EPA rating but also those of its rivals.

The V-8–powered Durango got 23 mpg while the V-6 met its EPA rating of 22 mpg. You can find more information on fuel economy for the Durango and other cars at the EPA's website.


Is Dodge Durango a reliable car?

Per RepairPal, the Dodge Durango scores a reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5, which ranks it third in full-size SUVs. As for the powertrain, complaints are fairly low in number. You see, the Hemi family is generally very dependable. Importantly though, it's the 5.7L Hemi that stands out as the most reliable.

Is Dodge Durango worth buying?

In conclusion, buying a current-generation 2022 Dodge Durango is a great idea. If you require a three-row SUV, it remains an excellent choice. Three reasons to buy one are the powerful engines, features for the money, and it's your last shot at getting this version.

Are Dodge Durango's reliable SUVs?

Is the Dodge Durango Reliable ? The 2022 Dodge Durango has a predicted reliability score of 81 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

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