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Dodge announces revised 2019 Durango rangeby Drew Johnson
The big SUV is getting a minor update for 2019.
Dodge has announced a number of incremental changes for its full-size Durango SUV for the 2019 model year. The 2019 Dodge Durango is scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms this fall.
Changes to the 2019 Durango are admittedly minor, but should help extend the Durango's shelf life. The current-generation Durango was introduced for the 2011 model year and has only seen one significant revision since then. Dodge has not announced when an all-new Durango will launch, but a new version of the big SUV isn't expected until at least 2021.
Starting at the top of the range, the 475-horsepower Durango SRT receives optional red seat belts, high-performance Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors and an available 825-watt, 19-speaker premium sound system for 2019. You can also fit the 2019 Durango SRT with either 20-inch Matte Vapor or Brass Monkey performance wheels.
The 2019 Durango R/T sees fewer changes, but the new model year brings along optional Sepia leather seats and the same 825-watt Harman Kardon audio system you can get in the Durango SRT.
The luxury-minded Durango Citadel gets upgraded for 2019 with standard second-row captain's chairs. You can also equip the 2019 Durango Citadel with the Harman Kardon premium audio system.
The 2019 Durango GT gets a little more sporty for the 2019 model year courtesy of the same front fascia used on the Durango R/T and SRT models. For an even more aggressive look, Durango GT customers can also opt for an SRT-inspired performance hood with a center air inlet and twin heat extractors. Rounding out the changes for 2019, Durango GT customers can also spec their vehicle with cloth and 20-inch wheels finished in either Satin Carbon or Brass Monkey.
Finally, the 2019 Dodge Durango SXT gets optional leather and a standard five-passenger configuration.
Dodge is also making standard an integrated trailer brake for all 2019 Durango models fitted with the optional trailer tow package. The automaker has also made blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection a stand-alone option. Three new colors join the Durango palette for 2019 — Reactor Blue, Destroyer Gray and F8 Green.
Dodge has not announced full pricing for its 2019 Durango range, but the company says the cheapest version of the SUV will carry a base MSRP of $29,995, excluding destination.