For a $30,000-plus family SUV, the 2020 Dodge Durango misses out on standard safety gear, but has good infotainment. Other competitors provide better value and better warranties.
We give the 2020 Durango a 6 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The base SXT model comes with the V-6 engine and rear-wheel drive, as well as automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, two USB ports, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and keyless ignition. We recommend stepping up one trim level to the GT, which gets rear parking assist, 20-inch wheels, LED fog lamps, power mirrors, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a third-row bench seat, and more optional appearance and equipment packages.
The sporty R/T comes standard with the 5.7-liter V-8 and sport suspension, as well as remote start, rain-sensing wipers, a memory system for seat position and radio presets, power front seats, heated front and rear seats, and combination leather and suede upholstery. The R/T also gets an excellent 8.4-inch infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Alpine premium audio with 9 speakers.
The Citadel trim throws nearly every luxury option in the book at the Durango, with leather upholstery, chrome trim, second row captain’s chairs, 20-inch polished wheels, and more.
Finally, the top-dog SRT features a 475-horsepower V-8, performance upgrades to the cooling system, suspension, and more, special nappa leather bucket seats with suede trim, and basically every piece of equipment from the R/T model. At over $63,000 to start, it’s priced like a luxury SUV, but it’s up to you to decide whether that hilarious V-8 power is worth it or not.
The Durango’s warranty is average at 3 years/36,000 miles, or 5 years/50,000 miles for powertrain coverage.
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