2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV

MSRP $62,995

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2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The Dodge Durango SRT is the top-of-the-line SUV that comes fitted with the most potent Hemi engines. Its 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque is potent enough to reach 0-60 mph under 5 seconds. In its third generation, the SUV remains unchanged and continues with the similar design introduced back in 2014, which can be tweaked by opting for the newly introduced Black Appearance Package.

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Pros

Cogent powertrain and aplomb towing capabilities

Real off-road capabilities with low range gearing and 4WD

Intuitive touchscreen display

Cons

Substandard fuel economy

The bulky size interferes with the ride quality

What's New?

Black Appearance package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$62995

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

392 cu.in.

horsepower

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

470 ft-lb. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

119.8 in.

length

64.7 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

71.9 in.

curb weight

5510 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

133.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

84.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

8700 lbs.

payload capacity

1590 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/19 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$62,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV in Black Clear Coat color
Black Clear Coat

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 Features

8.1

Engine and Performance

6.8

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.3

Exterior

8.1

Safety

7.4

Competition

7.3

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


There’s no doubt that the Durango SRT is a fast, capable SUV, with an impressive towing capacity at 8,700 lbs, but its massive weight and ungainly proportions make it hard at times to carry speed around corners. However, with a competitive starting price tag of $ 62,995, the 2020 Durango SRT gives solid competition to the likes of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580, and the 2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i.


6.8/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.3/10
Interior

8.1/10
Exterior

7.4/10
Safety

7.3/10
Competition


2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Features

The SRT is a standalone option in the Durango SUV’s trim ladder and comes equipped with most of the luxury features found in the luxury-oriented Citadel trim. That exclusivity includes all three rows of leather upholstered seats, a standard front seat with 8-way power adjustability with heating and ventilation, while the second row gets heated options only. There’s also tri-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, and an auto-dimming mirror.

As mentioned before, the latest Uconnect infotainment system that is displayed on the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system is quite intuitive with updated graphics. It supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM playback with AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. Since this is one of the fastest SUVs, Dodge also offers advanced optional safety features like rearview camera, front, and rear park assist, forward collision avoidance, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic alert.

Trim

SRT

MSRP

$62,995

Key Features

Tri-zone climate control

 

Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats

 

8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment display

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

20" black aluminum Wheels

 

leather seat trim

 

Optional Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Optional Sunroof

The 2020 Durango SRT is decently specced for the range-topper it is, and yet, Dodge adds some additional package options for further upgrades. To start with, the $2,495 Premium Interior Group package, that gets upgrades like a suede headliner, real carbon fiber trim, and a premium material wrapped instrument panel.

Then there’s the $2,395 Technology Group package that adds adaptive cruise control, advanced brake assist, full-speed forward collision avoidance, and lane departure warning plus. The available Trailer-Tow group equips the Durango with a 7 and 4-pin wiring harness, with a class-IV receiver hitch, and trailer brake control to max out the Durango SRT’s towing capabilities.

Which trim should you buy?

The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is a standalone model with the most powerful V8 in the line-up. It is pretty well equipped and its standard list of features will leave you content, as well. But given that the Durango is still an old model - which needs an upgrade pretty badly, we would recommend the Technology group package that will give you access to advanced driver-assist features. And for heavyweight towing the Trailer Tow Group IV will give the 2020 Durango SRT a more practicality option.

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Engine and Performance

6.8/10

The Durango SRT has a reputation for giving fast sports cars solid competition on the drag strip, and it does so with the help of the might HEMI 6.4-liter V8 under its hood. This is the most powerful V8 in Durango’s line-up and in the SRT it produces an impressive 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, which helps this large three-row SUV finish the 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Further, the quarter-mile sprint can be completed in 12.9 seconds with a recorded top speed of 180 MPH. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that directs the power to all four wheels.

The Durango SRT’s traditional truck-like size gives it an advantage over other conventional crossover rivals when it comes to towing capacity. The sturdy frame and weight help the Durango SRT with 8,700 lbs of towing capacity, and that is quite commendable in its class. As standard, it is made available with an AWD setup which helps improve the stability of the ride. 

Models

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

MSRP

$62,995

$68,895

$77,600

$76,150

Engine

6.4-liter V8

6.4-liter V8

4.0-liter turbocharged V8 + EQ Boost

4.4-liter turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

483 hp @ 5500 rpm

456 hp @ 5250 rpm

Torque

470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

516 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

479 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.4

5.1

4.3

4.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.9

13.8

12.8

12.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

180

160

155

N/A

Both the Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV practically share the same Hemi engine, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is marginally slower than the Durango SRT by a quarter of seven milliseconds. The Germans on the other hand, which includes the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 and BMW X5 xDrive50i might have V8’s with less displacement but are quicker SUVs. In fact, the 2020 GLE 580 uses a mild-hybrid assist technology and is the quicker SUV off the lot with 483 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque and can finish the 0-60 mph time in 4.3 seconds, a quarter of 2 milliseconds faster than the X5 xDrive50i.

How well does the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT handle?

There’s no dearth of power with the Durango SRT SUV. This three-row SUV has more power on tap and sometimes handling all that power might become hard to control. Especially around corners, where the weight is clearly felt and the body sways which requires constant driver’s attention. Steering on the Durango SRT feels accurate at low speeds and stiffens up at high speeds for stability. 

The brakes are quite capable for a two-tonne SUV it is, but the suspension seems stiffer for a large family cruiser than it is. The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is a rev-happy machine that wants to be driven at higher speeds. Both in the city limits and even on the highway, there is ample power on offer at all times and you seldom feel a turbo lag. 

Braking Performance

The SRT trim gets larger brakes than the mainstream Dodge Durango SUV. At the front, the massive 15-inch ventilated rotor brakes, and 13.8-inches of rotor brakes are quite the size in this class. And given that the 2020 Durango SRT weighs the heaviest in this competition at 5510 lbs, those brakes become quite useful. Besides the Brembo brakes and modern braking technologies, advanced brake assist and full-speed forward collision avoidance are also available for added safety.

Models

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15

15

14.8

N/A

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.8

13.8

13.6

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

5510

5104

4949

5170

60-0 (feet)

N/A

N/A

112

N/A

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets the same sized brakes as found in the Durango SRT, but the former weighs 400 lbs less, and that gives it an advantage when it comes to stopping power. The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580 has the least weight in this segment, and its brakes are also not that bigger than the Durango SRT. Yet the Merc achieve a better stopping distance at 112 feet in this competition.

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The weight of the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT stands in between to achieve good fuel mileage. In order to pull that weight, the powerful V8 ends up returning 13/19/15 MPG of fuel mileage figures in city/highway/combined situations. However, the 24.6 gallons of the fuel tank is comparatively larger than the rest of the competition, and that gives the SUV a respectable range of 467 miles on the highway and 320 miles in the city, at a single stretch.

Models

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

MPG (City)

13

13

17

16

MPG (Highway)

19

19

21

22

MPG (Combined)

15

15

19

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24.6

24.6

22.5

21.9

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

320 / 467/ 369

320 / 467/ 369

383 / 473/ 427.5

350 / 482/ 394

The Jeep Grand Cherokee displays the same fuel efficiency figures as well, despite the 400 lbs advantage. Even their range and capacity are equally matched. On the other hand, both the Mercedes Benz GLE 580 and BMW X5 xDrive50i uses a turbocharged engine that helps these two German cars with better EPA fuel-efficiency ratings as well as range. The EQ Boost that the Mercedes-Benz uses helps it average best-in-class efficiency of 19 MPG and with a sizable tank, it manages a combined range of 427.5 miles.

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Interior

8.3/10

The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT has a pretty spacious and comfortable cabin, but it does lack the luxury quotient that one expects in a $60,000 SUV. The materials used are not comprised of overly high quality, even if all three rows are covered in leather upholstery. It comes standard with features including interior air filtration, three-zone climate control, and illuminating vanity mirrors.

In terms of space and comfort, the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is the only SUV that has a 3-seat configuration. Unconventionally, it is also the only SUV that offers a six-passenger seating space capacity. Legroom space for front-seat occupants is splendid with 40.3-inches of space, while the second row has fallen marginally short with just 38.6-inches of legroom space.

However, the Durango SRT gets its fair share of cabin tech which includes heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second row. The driver’s seat also comes with memory functions and is eight-power adjustable. Both the third and second rows are foldable that opens up the cargo space to 43.3 cubic feet and 85.1 cubic feet, respectively. 

Models

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Seating Capacity

6

5

5

5

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

39.9/58.5 /40.3

39.9/58.7/40.3

40.5/59.3/40.3

40.7/60.0/39.4

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

39.8 /57.7/38.6

39.2/58.0 /38.6

36.9/58.3/40.9

38.7 /58.1/37.4

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

37.8/50.4/31.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity to 3rd row (cubic feet)

17.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity to 2nd row (cubic feet)

43.3

36.3

33.3

33.9

Trunk Capacity to 1st row (cubic feet)

85.1

68.3

67.8

72.3

Perhaps, the cabin and interior setup are the first places of distinction between the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Dodge Durango SRT. Despite sharing a similar platform, the Jeep has only two rows of seating and can seat only five passengers like the other competitors. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 has quite the spacious second row in this class with 40.9-inches of legroom space, and the BMW X5 xDrive50i gets more front headroom space at 40.7 inches. In terms of cargo capacity, however, the Dodge SUV has an evident lead over its competitors that have at least 13 cu.-ft less trunk volume in comparison. 

Some of the key interior features are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear-View mirror
  • Optional Powered Sunroof
  • 2nd-row console armrest with power outlet
  • Optional carbon fiber interior panels
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Two 12-volt and one 115-volt

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Durango SRT comes equipped with the latest Uconnect 4C infotainment suite which is displayed on an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. The system is extremely intuitive and does not require time to get used to. It gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, with Bluetooth and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, as well. To elevate the cabin experience further, a nine-speaker Alpine setup that delivers brilliantly has been added to the SUV. This setup can be upgraded to a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, alongside an optional rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray capability.

There are also two USB ports with auxiliary input and charging facilities. All in all, the 2020 Durango SRT gets quite the infotainment features on board to keep you company.

Other infotainment features available include:

  • SiriusXM Satellite/HD Radio with Homelink
  • Satellite Navigation
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Exterior

8.1/10

The revised styling that was introduced with the 2014 Dodge Durango line-up was pretty appealing, but over time with minimal changes on the outside, the design has started to show its age. There’s no doubt that the Durango is based on a decade-old platform, but certain exterior features that are unique to the SRT trim makes it stand out from the rest of the line-up. This includes standard 20” inch alloy wheels, and a rugged front fascia that sports a wide performance grille in black accent, and along with a second grille set with the lower bumper, the 2020 Durango has a pretty menacing stance. The rear fascia is donned with a power liftgate and LED taillights that do justice to its performance credentials as well. With the 2020 MY, Dodge has also introduced a Black Appearance Package that adds depth to the design by bestowing a more sinister look to the SUV.

Both the Grand Cherokee SRT and Durango SRT might share the same platform, but the Dodge sits on an extended platform which increases its length to 201.2 inches, and the wheelbase to 119.8 inches. The Durango SRT is also the tallest vehicle in this segment with 71.9 inches, and despite its heavyweight can trudge on off-roads easily with 8.1 inches of ground clearance.

Models

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Curb Weight (lbs)

5510

5104

4949

5170

Length (inches)

201.2

191.3

194.3

194.3

Width (inches)

85.5

84.8

84.9

87.3

Height (inches)

71.9

67.6

70.7

68.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.0”

8.1”

7.1”

8.7

Wheelbase (inches)

119.8

114.8

117.9

117.1

However, the departure angles of the Dodge Durango SRT aren’t that good as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT for off-road situations. The Mercedes Benz GLE 580 feels comparatively smaller than the Durango and is also the lightest vehicle that weighs 4949 lbs. The BMW X5 xDrive50i has a surprisingly better ground clearance of 8.7 inches but weighs more than 5000 lbs. In terms of design, all three competitors have a new-fangled design that looks sharp and is one more reason why Dodge should look at revamping the design. 

So, to sum up, the key exterior features include:

  • Sporty SRT front bumper
  • Optional 21" Forged Wheels
  • Large Dual exhaust tips
  • Hood scoop
  • Rear bumper with diffuser
  • Rear Spoiler

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Safety

7.4/10

The Durango SUV has some respectable crash test scores from federal institutions, and that applies the same to the Durango SRT as well. The NHTSA has given four out of five stars in its overall crash test, while the IIHS gives it a top rating of Good in four crash tests, but a Marginal rating for small front overlap on the driver’s side test. And this is partly because of the fact that Durango is based on an old platform hence, the infrastructure is not up-to-date.

However, the standard safety features on offer are still modern enough, which includes:

  • ABS
  • Stability and traction control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Seven airbags
  • Dual front, drivers knee, front side, and side curtain airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors

Furthermore, Dodge offers a Technology group that gets you some advanced safety features like:

  • Blind Spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Advanced brake assist
  • Full-speed forward collision avoidance
  • Lane Departure warning plus

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Competition

7.3/10

2020 Dodge Durango SRT vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Both the Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT sit on the unibody construction, but the Durango sits on an extended platform that helps open up a third-row and thus makes the Dodge more practical. Both are powered by the same Hemi 6.4-liter V8, but with a comparatively shorter dimension, the Jeep feels more nimble. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets a more plush cabin and some of the optional safety features on the Durango are standard on the Jeep, but then again that comes with a bump in the price tag. But if you are looking for a family-oriented vehicle the Dodge with its six-seat configuration will make for a more practical proposition. 

2020 Dodge Durango SRT vs 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580

The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 580 is much more luxurious and even fuel-efficient than the Durango. Under its hood, the 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 with an EQ Boost is exciting to drive and improves performance. The available E-active suspension provides impressive stability and ride quality, as well. But the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 is pricier than the Durango SRT, and with several options on offer the purchase price further shoots up easily, which makes the Durango a much better bargain.

2020 Dodge Durango SRT vs2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Another German alternative, the 2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i has quite the capable V8 in this competition that produces 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Thus, it is also amongst the fastest SUV in this competition. Its cabin is even more luxurious and spacious, with more standard cargo space at 33.9 cubic feet. But the BMW faces the same problem as its other German counterpart which is an expensive price tag at $ 76,150. And with that in view, the Durango seems to be the more sensible and ‘bigger’ option.

2020 Dodge Durango SRT SUV Final Verdict

If you’re in the market looking for something that will keep the family happy, and leave your colleagues or friend impressed with envy, then you should go for the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT. This humongous SUV is actually a muscle car in disguise that wants to burn the drag strip and at the same time practical enough to do that with six people on board. Yes, this is the most expensive Durango’s in its line-up, but it is also cheaper than its competition and it does not compromise on performance. So, why not?

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