2022 Dodge Durango

MSRP $31,995 Est.

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2022 Dodge Durango Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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Dodge Durango is a mighty muscle car that comes with everything that a true petrolhead wants. With the capability of peacefully ferrying a family of seven to the ultimate muscle SUV, it is the perfect practical car. Durango is expected to be released by the second quarter of 2021 for the 2022 model year. This car gets a minimal refresh for the upcoming version and adheres to the old classic design. Initially, it was marketed as a sturdy truck-based SUV, which was designed to seat up to seven passengers and tow up to 7,500 lbs when properly equipped.

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Pros

Impressive towing capacity

Responsive infotainment system

Balanced ride quality 

Comfortable seating even in the 3rd row.

Cons

Most driver-assist technologies cost extra

Very few standard safety features

Rides on a very dated platform

Below average fuel economy from the V8 engine

What's New?

Bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen

Refreshed exterior styling

All-new dashboard design


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31995

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

119.8 in.

length

64.1 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

70.9 in.

curb weight

4680 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

99.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

85.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6200 lbs.

payload capacity

1380 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.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures


Trims

SXT $31,995 Est. onwards

293 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.6L | V-6 | regular unleaded

Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Durango in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Dodge Durango will be a carryover model. It will hold an expected price tag of $33,500 and will be available in six distinct variants. Mechanically it will be the same too and will get a 293 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine and an optional 360 horsepower V8 engine. The mechanical performance and decent interior design will be its USP. That said, the 2022 Durango rivals the likes of Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, and Kia Telluride.

 

2022 Dodge Durango Features

The 2022 Dodge Durango will continue to be offered in six trim levels namely, SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT, and SRT Hellcat. The standard Durango being reviewed here will cover only SXT, GT, and Citadel variants. While the high-powered Durango trims, i.e., R/T, SRT, and SRT Hellcat will be reviewed separately as and when scoops are available on these with us. 

Trims

SXT*

GT*

Citadel*

MSRP (RWD)

$33,500

$37,500

$42,500

MSRP (AWD)

$35,700

$40,700

$46,000

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Adds or upgrades to ‘SXT’

Adds or upgrades to ‘GT’

 

UConnect 5 

20-inch alloy wheels

Nappa Leather Upholstery

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Dual rear exhaust

Sunroof

 

Five-passenger configuration

Eight-way powered driver seat

Six-passenger configuration

 

Second-row captain seats available

Seven-passenger configuration

Alpine 9-speaker premium audio

 

ParkSense rear park assist system

Heated and ventilated front and rear seats

*expected

The Durango SUV gets a V6 engine as standard, while V8 is available. The base trim gets bare minimum features, but as you climb up the trim ladder, you add Nappa leather upholstery, Alpine premium speaker, powered seats, heated and ventilated seats, to name a few. The 2022 Durango could also be equipped with a Trailer-Tow Group IV package to enhance its towing capabilities.

We Recommend

Since the base trim is too basic, we recommend at least going for the GT trim, which adds features like rear park assist, powered seats, bigger alloy wheels, seven-seat configuration, to name a few. These features are a must, and you can’t have such a big SUV with a bare necessary park assist to start with. Thus starting from $37,500, the GT trim makes more sense here.

Price:

The 2022 Dodge Durango will be offered in six trim levels, namely-SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT, and SRT Hellcat. The starting price of the base trim, i.e., SXT will be $33,500 while the top-level trim, i.e., SRT Hellcat may cost $49,500.

Release Date:

The upcoming 2022 Dodge Durango is scheduled to be launched in the last quarter of 2021.

2022 Dodge Durango Engine and Performance

We don’t expect anything new from the 2022 Dodge Durango in terms of engine and performance for the upcoming year. The base trim will come equipped with the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 which produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft torque. Buyers can also upgrade the engine to a 5.7-liter Hemi-V-8 which is capable of producing 360 horsepower. The V8 engine sets it apart from the rivals as none of them provides an option of V8 under the hood. The V8 engine is offered in R/T and Citadel trims. Moving up the ladder, the SRT version churns out 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque from the potent 6.2-liter Supercharged V8. RWD comes as standard with optional AWD configuration. 

Acceleration prowess can’t be doubted as it is well equipped with a robust engine. This car hits 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds when equipped with a V6 engine, and the figure drops to just 6.4 seconds when equipped with the HEMI V8 engine. The fastest among all remains the Honda Pilot here, with it doing 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds and quarter-mile coming at 14.8 seconds. While the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride share similar 0-60 mph and quarter-mile figures, owing to the similar powertrain under the hood.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango (expected)

2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Kia Telluride

MSRP

$33,500 (expected)

$31,550

$31,775

$31,890

Engine

3.6-liter NA Pentastar V6

3.5-liter NA Regular V6

3.8-liter NA Regular V6

3.8-liter NA Regular V6

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

The 2022 Dodge Durango will offer excellent ride quality even on harsh roads. The sturdy and responsive chassis can maintain minimal body roll at all times while driving. Independent front and multi-link rear suspension including Bilstein adaptive dampers will help in better cornering. With standard launch control and launch assist, amazing agility is achieved even on a 4,500 pounds plus SUV.

All these cars are laden with V6 engines, which provide enough pep and punch to get you through on busy roads. However, the 2022 Durango pumps out most power on paper and wins the trophy here. Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride have the same mechanicals under their hood and put out 291 horses and 262 lb-ft of torque, while Honda Pilot has the least power figures of 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Dodge Durango Fuel Economy

We barely anticipate any changes in the powertrain of the 2022 model over the current one. So it is expected to return 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on freeways, the figures offered are satisfactory. When equipped with the V8 engine, the fuel efficiency drops drastically, but gladly, that engine comes as optional. With a 640-mile highway range from its 24.6-gallon fuel tank, the Durango ensures comfortable highway trips.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango (expected)

2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Kia Telluride

MPG (City)

19

19

19

20

MPG (Highway)

26

27

26

26

MPG (Combined)

22

22

22

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24.6

19.5

18.8

18.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

467/ 640/ 516

371/ 527/ 429

357/ 489/ 413

376/ 489/ 432

The rivals except for the Kia Telluride offer somewhat similar fuel economy figures. That said, the Kia Telluride returns 20/26/23 mpg of fuel economy in city/highway/combined, respectively. Rest all offer a similar 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg of combined fuel economy. The only game-changer is the fuel tank capacity which the Dodge Durango has highest at 24.6 gallons, followed by Honda Pilot’s 19.5-gallon fuel tank.

2022 Dodge Durango Interior

As a perfect people-hauling car, Dodge Durango offers its occupants a nice place to sit inside the cabin. For the 2022 model year, we don't expect any significant changes as the car got a redesigned dashboard and more features only last year. However, for 2022, Durango will get a new instrument panel, a roomier center console, and a 10.1-inch touch screen. The 2022 model will be refined to a substantial extent that will give tough competition to its rivals with its appealing interior design. The dashboard design is cool and attention-grabbing. Nappa leather and suede with silver accent stitching are offered, along with embroidery of the SRT Hellcat logo. To enhance the interior, Laguna leather seats in the color of Demonic Red will be offered, along with Demonic Red seat belts for an extra price. Carbon fiber accents and soft-touch leather are also made available.

It offers three rows of seating for up to seven passengers, with adequate bolstering. The driver seat will get a memory function in higher trims to uplift the convenience. Comfort level doubles in the front row seats, while all the other rows offer equal and sufficient space to the occupants. This car serves as a practical utility with decent cargo space to carry 6 medium suitcases and up to 15 suitcases after folding rear seats. Durango manages to offer 17.2 cubic feet cargo capacity. That said, the 2021 Kia Telluride comes with the maximum cabin and cargo space of 21 cubic feet, followed by the Hyundai Palisade with 18 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda Pilot has an almost spacious cabin as the Dodge Durango but a smaller 16.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango (expected)

2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Kia Telluride

Seating Capacity

7

8

8

8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.9/58.5 /40.3

40.1/62.0/40.9

40.7/61.2/44.1

40.0/61.6/44.1

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.8/57.7/38.6

40.2/62.0/38.4

40.1/60.8/42.4

40.2/61.2/42.4

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.8/50.4/33.5

38.9/57.6/31.9

38.2/55.0/31.4

38.1/55.3/31.4

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

17.2

16.5

18

21

The 2022 Durango will get a big 10.1-inch touch screen while an 8.4-inch screen remains standard on the SXT and GT models with the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also offered. Nine-speaker audio setup comes as standard and can be upgraded to a 19 speaker Harman Kardon system. Dodge Durango is also expected to get a much better and updated wireless charging pad and will be sans buttons on the center console and infotainment screen. Highlights of the infotainment system include:

  • UConnect 5
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging

2022 Dodge Durango Exterior

In terms of exterior looks and design, the 2022 Durango will receive no new changes and gets the same looks just as the previous 2021 version. The good combination of lightweight materials and better engineering makes it a somewhat catchy and dynamic car. Last year, Durango received refreshed exterior styling, a revised bumper and headlights, and three grille textures. Hellcat gets the gloss black grille with the wider opening for cooling, while R/T, GT, and SRT392 get a black-colored wider honeycomb grille. Furthermore, painted Granite crystal grille is offered in SXT and Citadel models.

The Durango substantially adds more aggression to its exterior. For 2021, it got upgrades like a body-color lower splitter, a special black grille, and red Brembo brake calipers along with LED headlamps and LED fog lamps that come standard. The 20-inch alloy wheels came with mid-gloss black pockets and a machined face finish. Dual center stripes and a power sunroof are also available. These will be carried over to the 2022 Durango with no change.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango (expected)

2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Kia Telluride

Curb Weight (lbs)

4689

4036

4127

4211

Length (inches)

200.8

196.5

196.1

196.9

Width (inches)

75.8

78.6

77.8

78.3

Height (inches)

70.1

70.6

68.9

68.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.1

7.3

7.9

8

Wheelbase (inches)

119.8

111

114.2

114.2

Dimension-wise also the 2022 Durango will be similar to the previous model and thus will be 200.8-inches in length, 75.8-inches wider, and 70.1-inches in height. It will again have the longest wheelbase of 119.8-inches. Compared to its rivals, Durango offers the highest curb weight of 4,689 pounds and the best ground clearance of 8.1-inches. It is also the widest and lengthiest among the rivals. Following are the exterior features offered by Dodge Durango:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Colored Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights

2022 Dodge Durango Safety

The 2022 Durango model has not been crash-tested yet, so ratings from NHTSA and IIHS are not officially available. But taking an idea from the previous crash tests, NHTSA has rated the 2021 Durango with 4 out of 5 and IIHS has offered a “Good” rating in four categories and a “Marginal" rating in the driver’s side small overlap front test. Following safety features are expected to be offered in the 2022 Dodge Durango:

  • Six airbags
  • Parking aid
  • Backup camera
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Hill-start assist.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Forward collision warning with active braking
  • Rear cross-path detection

2022 Dodge Durango Competition

2022 Dodge Durango Vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

Dodge Durango is known for its well-built dynamic design, but Hyundai Palisade is not far behind. The Palisade is pocket-friendly and is offered at $31,775 with the best ride quality and great handling. But when it comes to better performance and interior space, the Durango is unrivaled. Thus we would only recommend the Palisade if you want a big SUV but are not concerned about the performance and polarizing looks.

2022 Dodge Durango Vs 2021 Honda Pilot

A tough battle goes on between these two arch-rivals, Honda Pilot has given competition to Durango for a long time. Although it may not be the best in the segment, it is known for its excellent ride quality, space, practicality, and of course driving dynamics. If you want to consider a choice apart from a muscle car, then Honda Pilot is the apt choice for city dwellers with a big family who frequently go on long trips. 

2022 Dodge Durango Vs 2021 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is very much similar to the Dodge Durango when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency. But when we talk about the interior space and comfort, the Dodge Durango leaps ahead with better interior space in all three rows. The Kia Telluride, on the other hand, offers excellent space in the first two rows, but that results in cramped third-row seats. What does go in its favor is the bigger boot space compared to the Durango. That said, the Kia Telluride looks handsome in its way and is almost similar to the Dodge, while the Dodge Durango has few tricks up its sleeve like bigger engine options, an aggressive-looking exterior, etc. to spice up the battle between the two.

2022 Dodge Durango Final Verdict

The 2022 Dodge Durango will be the ultimate muscle car that opens up a lot of potential for having an SUV that can be used as a family hauler and occasionally for spirited driving. With a more aggressive body, ruggedness, and better performance capabilities, the 2022 Durango brings more options for the buyers than what the rivals can offer. It has some of the flaws in the safety area and gets the smallest cargo in the segment of three-row SUVs. This car is for those who can compromise on the utility and practicality factor for better performance and handling, which is a rarity in this segment of SUVs.

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