Dodge announces revised 2019 Durango rangeby Drew Johnson
The big SUV is getting a minor update for 2019.
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.