2020 Dodge Durango review

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Dodge Durango highlights

Customer rating


  • Impressive towing ability
  • V8 engine option
  • Available low-range gearing and four-wheel drive


  • Bulky to drive
  • Fuel economy could be better
  • Sluggish acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined

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Sporty, commanding, and ready to hit the road

For more than two decades, the Dodge Durango SUV has been a great choice for families, adventurers, and professionals alike. Stylish and powerful with two capable engine options, the midsize 2020 Dodge Durango won't shy away from any challenge.

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What is new for the 2020 Dodge Durango?

  • The Durango is available in a new trim called the Base.
  • Vinyl Seats features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The GT Plus trim now comes with Leather & Suede Seats as standard equipment.
  • The R/T trim now comes with A/C Seat(s) as standard equipment.

2020 Dodge Durango trims

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  • Push-button start is standard, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three-zone climate control, power-folding third-row headrests, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, and more.

  • View all Dodge Durango SXTs in stock

SXT Plus:

  • Adds an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and roof rails as standard. Meanwhile, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on this base level and up.

  • View all Dodge Durango SXT Plus' in stock


  • Includes a power liftgate, power driver seat, satellite radio, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and universal garage-door opener, all as standard.

  • View all Dodge Durango GTs in stock

GT Plus:


  • Includes a nine-speaker stereo, a sunroof, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation. You can add the Technology Group package to this trim to also get a range of driver-assist features.

  • View all Dodge Durango Premiums in stock


  • Adds heated first- and second-row seats, second-row captain's chairs, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Alpine stereo, front parking sensors, and more. An available 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo is also optional.

  • View all Dodge Durango Citadels in stock


  • This performance trim comes standard with the zippier 5.7L V8 engine while low-range gearing is also included with the optional AWD. Also included are performance-tuned steering, and a rear load-leveling suspension.

  • View all Dodge Durango R/Ts in stock


  • Comes with a 6.4L V8 engine that generates a booming 475 hp, an electronic limited-slip differential, performance brakes, and an upgraded suspension.

  • View all Dodge Durango SRTs in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Dodge Durango

1. The SRT inspires the whole line

Dodge Durango: Front Seats | CarMax

Want a muscle car but need more passenger space? The Durango SRT fits the bill and then some. The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is loud and burly, giving you the feel of a classic performance coupe with the comfort and cargo space of a sport utility vehicle. Equipped with a 6.4L V8, the Durango SRT has a head-turning launch and performance exhaust that refuses to go unnoticed. This SUV—like all of its siblings within the model trim line—has fun written all over it.

2. Impressive towing capability

At the base end with the 3.6L V6, the 2020 Dodge Durango can tow an estimated 6,200 lbs. when properly equipped.

 That means you can hitch up your fishing boat, recreational watercraft, or camper trailer for a vacation whenever you're ready to roll. If your towing needs are a little tougher to meet, go with the 5.7L V8 and you'll have a bit more capacity: up to an estimated 7,400 lbs. when properly equipped.

3. Tech features

Dodge Durango: Tech Dash | CarMax

All 2020 Durango models come with the straightforward Uconnect® infotainment system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard, which will keep all of your tech-inclined passengers happy. 2020 Durangos also come with a six-speaker audio system, and if you want to go big, opt for the nine-speaker Alpine® stereo or 19-speaker Harman Kardon® for premium sound. For even more options, the Durango can be equipped with a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, satellite radio, and 110V household-style power outlet allowing intuitive charging for just about any device you want to bring along for the ride.

4. Room for everyone

Dodge Durango: Backseats | CarMax

One impressive feature from the 2020 Dodge Durango is the attention to passenger comfort. The seats offer lots of elbow and legroom and the cabin has plenty of space for family and friends to spread out. And no need to leave the pets at home, in the back of your Durango, they can snuggle up in the cozy cargo area and still feel like they aren't missing any of the action up front.

5. Powerful engines options across the board

Dodge Durango: Engine | CarMax

Starting with the base SXT, you'll get a 3.6L V6 that generates 295 hp. Need a little more oomph? Go with the R/T, which includes a 5.7 V8 engine outputting 360 hp. Still not enough for you? The SRT is designed to thrill with a 6.4L V8 that runs with a blistering 475 hp.

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Dodge Journey

The Dodge Journey is a three-row SUV with some of the same Dodge attitude that you find in the Durango. With plenty of great standard and optional features, the Journey will tackle your toughest on-road challenges. Even the well-equipped 2019 base model SE Value Package can be had with great standard features like three-row seating, dual-zone air conditioning, automatic headlights, heated exterior mirrors, and cloth seating surfaces. The SE Value Package is front-wheel drive only and is powered by a 173-horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder engine but you can find optional AWD paired with the larger 3.6L V6 engine across the Journey lineup.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Dodge Durango an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Dodge Durango 5th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Dodge Durango features and specs

Anodized Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.3"/M 38.6"/R 31.5"

Head room

F 39.9"/M 39.8"/R 37.8"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

620/6200 lbs.



2020 Dodge Durango FAQ

More about the 2020 Dodge Durango

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Billet Metallic Clear Coat

  • Destroyer Gray Clear Coat

  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat

  • F8 Green Clear Coat (available on GT and higher trims)

  • Granite Metallic Clear Coat

  • In-Violet Clear Coat (SXT trim)

  • Octane Red Pearl Coat

  • Reactor Blue Pearl Coat

  • Redline Pearl Coat (GT and higher trims)

  • Vice White Tri Coat Pearl

  • White Knuckle Clear Coat

Interior details

  • 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space

  • Three rows and seating for up to seven, depending on the trim

  • Infotainment includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, seven-inch touchscreen (8.4-inch touchscreen on GT and higher trims), six-speaker audio system, and two USB ports.

  • Digital cluster display

  • Second-row fold-and-tumble seats for easy entry and exit

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