2020 Dodge Durango

MSRP $33,095 - $56,860

Ranked #26 in Suv

2020 Dodge Durango Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 8, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Dodge Durango, unfortunately, has had to be that scapegoat in Chrysler's elaborate financial scheme. After failing to impress due to poor sales figures, the Durango saw a step-motherly treatment with a budget allotment barely enough for updates. Thus sharing the platform from the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2020 Durango remains largely unchanged. The 2020 Durango retains the muscular design undertones of its fast cousins (the bonnet for instance), can seat five or seven people, tow 7200 lbs, and travel with ease.

2020 Dodge Durango

The base trims come with the old-school 293-hp 3.6-liter V6. Buyers can also upgrade to a 5.7-liter V8 and these hemispherical engines have always delivered great fun, but standing in 2020, has the all-new Durango reduced into just a fun-loving SUV that starts at $30,495 feels overpriced, or can it still stay strong against the modern and up-to-date rivals like Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and GMC Acadia. Let's find out in our comprehensive comparison based review.

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Pros

Muscular looks

Competitively priced

Three-row seating

Generous cargo and towing capacity

Intitutive infotainment

Cons

Ponderous handling

Low on standard equipments

What's New?

Except for minor changes on the R/T trim the 2020 Dodge Durango is same as last year.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41845

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

119.8 in.

length

201.2 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

70.9 in.

curb weight

4985 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

133.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

85.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6200 lbs.

payload capacity

1350 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/26 mpg

highway range

639.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SXT$33,095 onwards

SXT Plus$34,690 onwards

GT$34,895 onwards

GT Plus$39,245 onwards

Citadel$42,995 onwards

Citadel Anodized Platinum$46,270 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Dodge Durango in Billet Clearcoat color
Billet Clearcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

6.0

Engine and Performance

6.1

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.4

Exterior

6.0

Safety

2.0

Competition

6.0

5.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

5.9

Overall Rating


The Dodge Durango's rugged, extremely big proportionate body has always been the stand-out factor. That was because it could accommodate eight people between the front and the rear wheels. Such was its cabin space that large family affairs were a Durango affair. But now in an era of being more compact, the base Durango SXT trim can seat only five people. Though five people are less for an SUV of this size, given the rivals offer three-row seats as standard. Further up the trim levels, the Durango accommodates two more additional people, though the third-row space remains tight

2020 Dodge Durango Front Three-Quarter View

The V8 HEMIs do make this large SUV exciting at times to drive but then again that comes with a bump in the price and a drop in the gas mileage. The Durango R/T and SRT not only get the 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter performance V8 engines, respectively but also more performance-oriented upgrades as standard fittings. That doesn't mean that the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine has less power. With 293 horsepower on tap and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the engine is not only efficient but provides sufficient moving power.

2020 Dodge Durango Rear Three-Quarter View

Since not much is happening to the 2020 Durango, other than minute cosmetic tweaks and even those are concentrated in the higher trims. This SUV sure has a lot of confidence to stand in a market, where products are judged based on feature lists and technological advancements. The Durango did have all the bells and whistles at one point but now the rivals are better equipped for the same price and yet it continues to sell. Is it the looks? Is it the engine? Or Is it the brand? What is it, that is still keeping the Dodge Durango alive?. Read the review below to find out.

2020 Dodge Durango SUV Front View
2020 Dodge Durango SUV Rear View

6.0/10
Features

6.1/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

2.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 Dodge Durango Features

6.0/10

For 2020, the Dodge Durango's trim lineup remains the same which includes SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, Citadel, R/T, and SRT. The SRT trim priced at $62,995 is the performance-oriented and track-ready version of the regular Durango thus we have covered it in a separate review. The base variant, RWD Durango SXT starts at $30,495 and comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The SXT Plus trim adds a couple of minor creature-comfort features and starts at $34,590. Optional features available on the SXT Plus trim includes a sunroof for $1,295, blind-spot monitor w/ rear cross-traffic alert for $495, leather upholstery for $795, etc.

2020 Dodge Durango Front Three-Quarter View

Moving up you have the GT and GT Plus trim priced at $34,695 and $38,995 respectively that add a couple of nifty features like a 115-volt household-type power outlet, heating and ventilation for the seats, etc. Optional features for the GT and GT Plus trim include the Premium Group package for $2,495 which adds an 8.4-inch touchscreen with a 9-speaker Alpine audio system, sunroof, and navigation. Though, if it's about features then at $46,270, the Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum trim, offers the best in the market. The Citadel Anodized Platinum trim is based on the Citadel trim priced at $42,995. 

2020 Dodge Durango Rear Three-Quarter View

The Citadel trim also offers the option of upgrading to the V8 engine found on the R/T trim for a premium of $3,995. While a premium 19-speaker Harman & Kardon sound system can be added on Citadel for $995. The two HEMI V8-powered trims in the Durango lineup, the R/T, priced at $43,995, and the SRT trim make the two performance-oriented trims. The Durango R/T trim adds a 5.7-liter V8 engine with a couple of performance upgrades while the rest of the features are carried over from the Citadel trim. All Durangos come with an optional AWD for which you need to pay a premium and for exact pricing details refer to the table below.

Trim

SXT

SXT Plus

GT

GT Plus

Citadel

R/T

MSRP (RWD)

$30,495 $34,590 $34,695 $38,995 $42,995 $43,995
MSRP (AWD) $33,395 $37,490

$37,595

$41,895 $45,595 $46,995

Key Features

295 hp, 3.6 Liter V6 engine

Adds to SXT -

Adds to SXT Plus -

Adds to GT -

Adds to GT Plus -

Adds to Citadel -

 

Three-zone automatic climate control

8-way power driver seat w/ power-adjustable lumbar support

Universal garage door opener

Power liftgate

Heated front and second-row seats

360 hp, 5.7-liter V8 engine
 

4-way manual front seats

Third-row seats

115-volt power outlet

Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats with Suede Inserts

8-way power-adjustable front seats Luxury Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Fabric-trimmed Bucket Seats Remote ignition Heated Second Row seats Automatic high beam headlights Ventilated Front Seats
  7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ a six-speaker sound system   Rear parking sensors 20-inch wheels Sunroof Performance tuned steering
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto   Fold and tumble second-row bench seats   Rain-sensing windshield wipers  
  18-inch wheels       8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment  
  Cruise control       Nine-speaker Alpine sound system  
  Load-leveling rear suspension       Heavy-duty brakes  
  Fabric upholstery       Power-folding and heated outside mirrors  
  Rearview camera       Front parking sensors  

We Recommend

We would recommend the Durango GT. The Durango is not a luxury SUV per se for which you should spend upwards of forty grands, rather this is a rough and tough wild machine that you would ideally take out for those weekend mud splashing. For a vehicle that serves that purpose, the GT for $38,995, brings along adequate features like leather seats, navigation, powered and heated front seats, etc. Anything over this price for the Durango doesn't make much sense unless you are hell-bent on getting the V8 engine available on the higher-priced Citadel and standard on the above trims.

2020 Dodge Durango Engine and Performance

6.1/10

"When a car company sells what passes for a family sedan with 707 horsepower, it should come as no surprise that its take on a three-row SUV should be, let's say, a little different from what other manufacturers offer." -Edmunds

2020 Dodge Durango Engine and Transmission

The 2020 Dodge Durango gets three engine options a V6 and two V8s. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on all but R/T and SRT trim. While, the V8s are reserved for the performance-oriented, R/T and the SRT models with the R/Ts V8 available as an option on the Citadel and Citadel Anodized Platinum trim. The R/T trim is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that belts out 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful SRT trim gets a 6.4-liter V8 churning out 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Dodge Durango Engine

All Durango trims irrespective of their engine options comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and RWD while AWD is optional on all except for the SRT trims. Coming back to the base engine it strikes a perfect balance between power and efficiency generating enough moving force to never feel underpowered in city driving although on the highway when you push this engine over higher speeds then it starts losing its steam. That's where the 5.7-liter V8 comes into the picture with maddening acceleration and locomotive-like pull makes it a perfect choice for those needing a peppy and straight-line monster SUV.

Models

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

MSRP

$30,495

$29,800

$32,765

$34,600

Engine

3.6-liter V6

2.5-liter Inline-4

2.3-liter turbo Inline-4 3.5-liter V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

300 hp @ 5500 rpm

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

188 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

In this comparison, only the Highlander is the other SUV that comes with a V6 as standard while the Acadia comes with a naturally aspirated inline-4 and the Explorer is motivated by a turbocharged inline-4 engine. Among all, the Highgalnder commands the steepest premium while the Acadia undercuts all the SUVs with a below thirty grand MSRP. While when it comes to power and torque the Explorer is the clear winner here even beating the figures of V6-powered Durango and Highlander.

2020 Dodge Durango Acceleration

The 2020 Dodge Durango powered by the V6 does 0-60 mph in  7.8 seconds while it covers a quarter-mile in 15.9 seconds. Because SUVs are not performance-oriented vehicles by default, especially the affordable ones, expecting them to deliver quick acceleration timings would be unjust. Yet, there is the Durango powered by a V8 which does 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds. While the Durango SRT with a bigger V8 does 0-60 mph in a fricking 4.5 seconds.

2020 Dodge Durango Driving Front View

The in-gear acceleration in either of the engine is quick but in the SRT it is just bonkers. The base engine has enough grunt to pick pace but the real pulling power is seen from the V8s which can literally make it reach silly speeds in no time. 

Models

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.8 sec

7.0 sec

8.2 sec

7.2 sec

Quarter-mile (sec)

15.9 sec

15.6 sec

16.3 sec

15.5 sec

Engine

3.6-liter V6

2.5-liter Inline-4

2.3-liter turbo Inline-4 3.5-liter V6

The GMC Acadia with its light-build body is the quickest of the lot. Despite the fact, that it gets a naturally aspirated inline-4 engine competing against turbo-fours and V6s. The Durango finishes behind the Acadia by 0.8 seconds in the 0-60 mph run while the Highlander was behind only by two-tenths of a second.

2020 Dodge Durango Ride and Handling

The riding and handling of the Durango have significantly improved over time. The chassis of the Grand Cherokee has helped overcome those shortcomings and be a better SUV overall. Though the Durango doesn't corner like a Porsche, it wouldn't throw you onto the side either. Remember to leave the throttle alone when you approach a turn at speed and it'll be fine. If precaution has to be followed then don't carry any speed into a corner. That being said, the size of the Durango sometimes becomes an issue though. In tight spots, the driver might find it difficult to maneuver add to that the blind spot is also quite big, which becomes problematic if someone is not accustomed to the sheer size of the car.

2020 Dodge Durango Driving

The steering is responsive and well-weighted with a pretty direct feel to it for an SUV this size. As far as the suspensions are concerned, although they are on the firmer side of the settings. The multilink suspension on the rear wheel of the base SXT variant is springy enough and does a good job of soaking up a lot of bumps and rough patches on the road. So, overall, the Durango strikes a fine balance between sportiness and comfort which is a rarity in the SUVs of this segment.

2020 Dodge Durango Braking

With 13.0-inch disc brakes on all four wheels and ABS, the 2020 Dodge Durango took 121 feet to stop from 60-0 mph. 

2020 Dodge Durango Brakes & Wheel Design

The brake pedal feels easy to modulate and the 4,680 lbs heavy Durango stops without much drama although there is some amount of nose-dive under hard braking.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

12.6

13.6

13.3

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

12.4

12.6

13.3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4680

3923 4345 4145

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

128

108 (With optional tires)

128

Being one of those heavier cars, the stopping distance of the Durango are not that impressive but the Acadia with a smaller brake setup fared even poorer. The Explorer with the optional tire set took the least 108 feet to stop from 60-0 mph for a comparison the Durango took 13 feet more.

2020 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity

The 2020 Dodge Durango with a V6 under its hood when properly equipped can tow up to 6,200 lbs.

2020 Dodge Durango Towing

While the 5.7-liter V8 raises the towing capacity to 7,400 lbs and the 6.4-liter V8 has the highest towing capacity of 8,700 lbs.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

Towing Capacity

6200

4000

5300

5000

The benefit of having a workhorse is that you can tow stuff around, and boy can the Durango Tow! The closest competitor of the Durango in this regard would be the Ford Explorer, which can tow only 5,300 lbs, around 900 lbs less than Durango's towing capacity.

2020 Dodge Durango Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2020 Dodge Durango powered by the V6 has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. While slapping in the AWD sees a drop of 1 mpg across the three conditions. If you go for the Durango R/T trim with a V8 then you get an EPA estimated gas mileage of 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

The sheer size of the Durango does not work in favor of fuel efficiency. For an SUV weighing over 4,600 pounds, the power required to set this huge SUV in motion requires a lot of fuel (remember the Hummer). That's why with a best combined efficiency of just 21 mpg the Durango is definitely not one of the environmentally friendly SUVs.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

MPG (city)

19

21

21

21

MPG (highway)

26

27

28

29

MPG (combined)

21

23

24

24

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

24.6

19.0

17.9 17.9
Range (City / Highway) (mi.) 467 / 640 399 / 513 376 / 501 376 / 519

Compare to the other SUVs here, all of them have an average combined fuel rating equal to or above 23 mpg. So, fuel consumption-wise, Durango is definitely not at an advantage. What's surprising is though the Highlander which also is powered by a V6 engine delivers a class-leading 21/19/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined respectively. But the Durango comes with the biggest 24.6-gallon fuel tank which helps it beat the range of other fuel-efficient SUVs by a big margin.

2020 Dodge Durango Interior

8.4/10

"With one of the best infotainment systems on the market perched atop its sculpted dashboard, the Durango is better than many of its rivals, but only if buyers choose the optional 8.4-inch touchscreen." -Car and Driver

2020 Dodge Durango Seating and Comfort

The 2020 Dodge Durango has a seating capacity for 5, 6, or 7 people, depending on which trim/package you choose. The first and second rows have a decent interior space. The third row feels a bit compromised, as they usually are, but an average-sized adult can easily seat in there for short rides. Ingress/Egress is quite easy, and kudos to Dodge engineers for thinking about making life easier even for the last row passengers. The second row folds easily from the front as well as the back, and there are overhead AC vents for everyone.

2020 Dodge Durango Front Seats

The seats are comfortable and are padded enough to offer a luxurious experience. They also come with lumbar support, apart from different levels of electrical adjustment settings, which makes the seats on the Durango pretty comfortable you also get heating and ventilation option on higher trims as standard or as a paid extra on lower trims.

2020 Dodge Durango Rear Passenger Seats

Unless you're not expecting German quality, the interior is just fine. Though there are a lot of cheap bits around, which is quite natural in an SUV at this price range, Dodge has managed to keep the quality in line with the segment and the interior certainly does not lack a premium touch, and compared to the previous models, the 2020 Dodge Durango has better interiors.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

Passenger Capacity

5

7

7

8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9 / 58.5 / 40.3

40.0 / 59.4 / 41.0

40.7 / 61.8 / 43.0

41.2 / 59.0 / 42.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8 / 57.7 / 38.6

39.6 / 58.7 / 39.7

40.5 / 61.9 / 39.0

39.4 / 58.7 / 41.0

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

37.2 / 54.3 / 31.1

38.9 / 54.6 / 32.2

36.1 / 55.0 / 27.7

In comparison, the Dodge Durango does offer the least space of all but that doesn't mean it is less on comfort. But then again, after reading the above stats the Durango does feel a bit constricted compared to its competitors.

2020 Dodge Durango Dashboard

Interior Features:

  • Three-zone automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Available power-adjustable front seats
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available heated second-row seats
  • Available second-row captains chair
  • Available leather upholstery

2020 Dodge Durango Infotainment System

The 2020 Dodge Durango comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard. Higher up the trim, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment dons the dashboard which is the one that has received the most praise by reviewers for being the best in the business at this price point.  That said, the Uconnect 4 is standard across the range.

2020 Dodge Durango Infotainment

There is an optional Uconnect 4C NAV system available as well. Other features include:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Integrated Voice Command
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • SiriusXM
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Available 9-speaker Alpine sound system
  • Available 19-speaker Harman & Kardon sound system
  • Available satellite radio

The Uconnect 4C NAV comes only with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and gets more SiriusXM features (Guardian, Navigation, Traffic Plus, and Travel Link) as well.

2020 Dodge Durango Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Dodge Durango in the base form with only two-row seats offers a total cargo capacity of 43.3 cubic feet with all the seats up. While the higher models with three-row of seating offer just 17.2 cubic feet of space with all the seats up. 

2020 Dodge Durango cargo area

However, Dodge has clever seat split ratios and that really helps in creating a lot of luggage space. For instance, the second-row seats have a 60/40 split ratio while the third-row seats have a 50/50 split ratio. While folding all the rows down gets you 85.1 cubic feet of space.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

43.3

12.8

18.2 16.0

For the three-row model, the Durango, offering 17.2 cubic feet of space, is just behind the Ford Explorer which offers the highest 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space while the Acadia disappoints with the least 12.8 cubic feet of space on offer with all three rows up.

2020 Dodge Durango Exterior

6.0/10

"In general, the 2020 Durango's styling roams a territory that encompasses a certain toughness, a fair amount of chrome in a few trim levels, and a subtly sporty look in others." -Kelly Blue Book

2020 Dodge Durango Dimensions and Weight

Thie 2020 Dodge Durango SUV is heavy, undeniably so, it's heavier than its competitors. Dodge employs the classic muscle car strategy along with a bigger engine to compensate for the extra bulk. For faster progress, buy the V8s. In fact, the engine makes up the majority of the mass in the car. The dimensions are large too, largest amongst all SUVs here, another classic muscle car move. It's over 200 inches in length, which is quite a lot in crowded cities. Thus negotiating city traffic becomes a bit difficult. Although the Durango isn't the widest SUV among all which does make life a bit easier but compromises the cabin space and especially the available shoulder room.

2020 Dodge Durango Side Angular View

The 2020  Dodge Durango is extremely simplistic in its approach to styling. The headlamps are large, bulbous, and clear, adorned by LEDs. The hood scoop on the bonnet adds more character to the design. The tail section spells the Dodge family name inside the Dodge-style long, horizontal running taillight strip. The top-end SRT trim has a clear front grille, as opposed to the large cross on the front grille of other Durango trims. There isn't much more to the style, as it has mostly been kept the same and the rest of the Durango looks just like a typical SUV.

Model

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota Highlander

Curb weight (lbs.)

4680

3923 4345 4145

Length(in)

201.2

193.6

198.8

194.9

Width(in)

75.8

75.4

78.9

76.0

Height(in)

70.9

66.0

69.9

68.1

Ground clearance (in)

8.1

7.2

7.9

8.0

Wheelbase (in)

119.8

112.5

119.1 112.2

Track width (in) F/R

63.9 / 64.1

64.5 / 64.5

66.9 / 66.9

65.3 / 65.4

It is no doubt that the Durango being the longest SUV among all also enjoys the longest wheelbase. Add to that it has a massive road presence thanks to its 70.9-inch height and 8.1-inch ground clearance which is second to none in this comparison. That said, the Explorer is the closest in terms of dimensions to Durango while beating it on only the width part where the Explorer is 3.1-inches wider than the Durango.  

2020 Dodge Durango Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Front parking sensors

2020 Dodge Durango Safety

2.0/10

Safety-wise the 2020 Dodge Durango has pretty acceptable numbers. Though, when it comes to offering standard safety features, Dodge has offered many of them as options with additional cost. That said, the NHTSA gave the 2020 Durango an overall safety rating of four out of five stars while the IIHS has given the highest rating of 'Good' to the Durango in only four out of five parameters.

2020 Dodge Durango NHTSA Crash-Test

Safety Features:

  • Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Available Parksense Front / Rear Park-Assist
  • Available blind-spot monitor w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available forward-collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking
  • Available automatic high beam

2020 Dodge Durango Competition

6.0/10

2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a great car if you're looking for a vehicle that can carry a lot of people. With a full load, the Highlander has clearly a bigger cabin compared to the Durango. The only advantage that the Durango gets is in the form of the engine options. With a V6 engine and a cargo space of more than 80 cubic feet, the Durango is much more practical.

2020 Toyota Highlander

But when it comes to fuel efficiency, the Highlander is a logical choice, also, despite having a bigger engine, the Highlander still has quicker 0-60 figures. All thanks to its, light build body compared to the heavier Durango.

2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer is a spacious SUV with plush ride quality. Compared to the Durango you'd also save money on fuel bills in the Ford, especially with the EcoBoost engine. Although the exhaust note of the Explorer is a tad disappointing over the raspy exhaust note of the Durango's V6, which isn't really a problem but deserves a mention.

2020 Ford Explorer

The Explorer also boasts the best power and torque figures for its class but the Durango offers a better towing capacity and is quicker in both the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile run. The Explorer recently has switched to a unibody construction resulting in a further improved ride and handling making it a perfect family SUV. The Durango on the other hand also offers a supple ride quality but suffers from ponderous handling. 

2020 Dodge Durango Final Verdict

So far the Durango has been raised as a muscle car rather than an SUV. There is plenty of power on offer and towing capabilities are impressive. Even the base engine can pull upwards of 6,000 pounds, which is significantly more than its competitors. The affordability is this vehicle's biggest weapon, which is another brownie point. The butch proportions and macho looks also entice prospective buyers.

But with an aging design that seldom sees any major upgrades, unlike other vehicles in this range, the Durango has started feeling dated and not value-for-money. This makes for its biggest drawbacks and is the reason why Durango will fall short of appealing against modern and updated rivals like the Explorer and the Highlander. Buying one now will be a bit tricky but if macho SUVs appeal to you then the Durango is still a good buy.


FAQs on the 2020 Dodge Durango:

What's new on the 2020 Dodge Durango?

The 2020 Dodge Durango is a carryover model.

Is the 2020 Dodge Durango reliable?

The 2020 Dodge Durango has a reliability score of 83 out of 100 from J.D.Powers with a position in the top three most rated SUVs thus the Durango has above-average reliability.

Is Durango going to be discontinued by Dodge?

No, as per Dodge's spokesperson the Durango won't be discontinued at least till 2023. Beyond that, a new crossover from Dodge is in the works to replace the aging Durango.

How much does the 2020 Dodge Durango costs?

The base SXT trim of the 2020 Durango starts at an MSRP of $30,495 while the top-end 2020 Durango R/T AWD trim goes up to an MSRP of $46,995.

Is the 2020 Dodge Durango AWD?

Yes, the 2020 Dodge Durango offers AWD on all its trim as an option.

Does the 2020 Dodge Durango has Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay is standard on the 2020 Dodge Durango infotainment system.

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2020 Honda Pilot
2020 Honda Pilot

MSRP: $33,650- $49,620

8.0/10
2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent

MSRP: $34,395- $45,045

8.0/10
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP: $50,295- $75,520

7.1/10
2020 Ford Expedition
2020 Ford Expedition

MSRP: $52,810- $77,085

7.9/10
2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia

MSRP: $34,995- $43,390

7.5/10
2020 Toyota Highlander
2020 Toyota Highlander

MSRP: $36,200- $48,800

7.5/10
2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Jeep Cherokee

MSRP: $27,340- $38,495

8.0/10
2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Buick Enclave

MSRP: $43,195- $57,295

7.5/10
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP: $33,895- $58,390

7.7/10