One of the most giant SUVs in the segment is definitively the new 2022 Dodge Durango. This mid-size SUV is a great family hauler that shares plenty of design elements with the Dodge Dakota and Ram pickup trucks. Basically, those models are built on the same body-on-frame construction, and they were produced at the Newark Assembly Plant in Newark, Delaware.
For 2022, this muscle SUV will look more aggressive. The new version featuring some minor design updates includes a revised interior, and more technology. On top of that, the Dodge Durango also offer very potent engines. There are precisely four of them, and the most powerful is lying under the hood of the famous high-performance SRT model.
2022 Dodge Durango Redesign
This year’s revisions will make the 2022 Dodge Durango more aggressive. However, as a carryover model, don’t expect some significant changes. According to a new batch of photos, the upcoming model will get some tangible changes on the front fascia. It includes a revised grille, full LED headlights/daytime running lights, and a sculpted hood. Moreover, we also noticed a new rear spoiler and fresh designs of alloy wheels.
By the way, if you are looking for something more unique, then the Durango SRT Hellcat is the right answer for you. This version looks more sporty, thanks to the more aggressive grille, black and redline strips, massive wheel/tire combinations, plus bold paint colors and graphic decals.
For 2022, there are no significant changes inside the newest Dodge Durango. This SUV is still modern, spacious, and reliable. It features three rows of seats and the ability to accommodate seven passengers. Generally, it’s one of the best family haulers that you can find on the market. Cargo space is excellent and best in class with 17.2 cubic feet that can be expanded to 85.1 with all seats folded. In terms of technology, the Dodge Durango entry-level SXT offers 3-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, smartphone integration, and an 8.4-inch infotainment system that includes satellite radio, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and so on.
However, the upper trims are eligible for more extras. Generally, you can get a powerful 825-watt/19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a 10.1-inch infotainment system with navigation, Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation, and lane-keeping assistance.
2022 Dodge Durango Offers Choice of Four Engines
Like before, the line of engines continues with the same options. The new 2022 Dodge Durango is offered with a choice of four strong powertrains. The line of the engine starts with a 3.6-liter V6 that has excellent responses, and it can produce 293/295 horsepower at 260 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a V6 engine, this model can tow up to 6,400 pounds. The next engine is standard on R/T and optional in the Citadel. This one uses a 5.7-liter V8 and is bringing 360 horsepower at 390 lb-ft of torque. Generally, this one is an ideal choice for those requiring power and performance without breaking the bank entirely.
The manufacturer also offers a 6.4-liter V8 with an all-wheel-drive that develops 475 horsepower. This engine powers the SRT 392 model. The most powerful SUVs in its class is the SRT Hellcat, with a 6.2-liter V8 producing an astonishing 710 horsepower. All other versions that SRT version uses a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) with an optional (AWD) system. Like before, Dodge paired all engines with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date, Price
The release date of the fresh new version Dodge Durango is set for this year. The manufacturer will most likely introduce the 2022 model in the summertime, while sales might start at the end of the year.
Considering small updates, we should expect the new 2022 Dodge Durango to be in the same range as before. The current entry-level Durango SXT costs $31,765, while the most expensive SRT Hellcat starts at $80,995. Overall, V6-powered 2021 Durango is in the same fiscal ballpark as the model’s Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.