Only a few SUVs offer the same level of muscle as that of the 2022 Dodge Durango. With the V8 engine option for those seeking a bit more juice to their ride, it boasts some of the best towing capacity available on SUVs. There are also a whole host of new tech features which aim to give the SUV a lot more value in terms of high-tech feel. This review on the 2022 Dodge Durango will look at the specs and features that make this SUV a real unique choice in this year’s SUV lineup.
Various features have been made standard on the trim levels of the 2022 Dodge Durango. Firstly, heating functions for the front seats and steering wheel are now available for the GT model and above. Memory settings on the driver’s seat as well as automatic windshield wipers and heated rear seating is standard on the GT Plus models and above. The R/T Plus is the most kitted out with a sunroof, a premium branded stereo system, and other features which make it all the more valuable.
When it comes to the 2022 Dodge Durango price list, it can grow quite extensively. Buyers will have to take note of the transmission system as each level has its own standard features which comes exclusive. Here is the 2022 Dodge Durango cost table, taking into account the different trim levels and transmission options:
|2022 Dodge Durango SXT RWD||$35,475*|
|2022 Dodge Durango SXT AWD||$38,075*|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT RWD||$38,870*|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT AWD||$41,470*|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT Plus RWD||$42,970*|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT Plus AWD||$45,570*|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T RWD||$47,625*|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T AWD||$50,225*|
|2022 Dodge Durango Citadel RWD||$49,825*|
|2022 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD||$52,425*|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus RWD||$52,620*|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus AWD||$55,220*|
Dodge offers various 2022 Dodge Durango lease price options, as well as other financing options and specialized deals. Make sure to check their site and your preferred car dealers whether there are options for your local area.
The 2022 Dodge Durango specs sheet shows that the R/T models have a different powertrain from the non-R/T models. The SXT, GT, GT Plus, and Citadel trim levels all make use of a 3.6-Liter V6 engine that has a power output ranging from 293 horsepower for the SXT and 295 horsepower for the Citadel model. The R/T and R/T plus model improve this further with a 5.7 V8 engine that pushes its power output all the way up to 360 horsepower. All models come with the option of either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive systems. For the transmission, they all make use of an 8-speed automatic system as standard.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The fuel efficiency of the 2022 Dodge Durango all differs according to the powertrain in use and the transmission system that the buyer selects. All models of the Dodge Durango carry 24.6 gallons of fuel at full capacity. Below is a table summarizing the different MPG ratings of the 2022 Dodge Durango:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Dodge Durango SXT RWD||19||26||22|
|2022 Dodge Durango SXT AWD||18||25||21|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT RWD||19||26||22|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT AWD||18||25||21|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT Plus RWD||19||26||22|
|2022 Dodge Durango GT Plus AWD||18||25||21|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T RWD||14||22||17|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T AWD||14||22||17|
|2022 Dodge Durango Citadel RWD||19||26||22|
|2022 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD||18||25||21|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus RWD||14||22||17|
|2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus AWD||14||22||17|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Dodge focused on specific aspects when it comes to designing the 2022 Dodge Durango interior space. Able to fit 7 passengers, the seats can be fitted with either cloth coverings or leather-trimmed finishes. The front seats are the most pampered ones with heating and ventilation for the highest trim levels. For cargo capacity, it has a maximum of 85.1 cubic feet of interior cargo space. With all seats deployed, this shrinks down to 17.2 cubic feet.
The infotainment system of the 2022 Dodge Durango makes use of an 8.4-inch display on the SXT and GT models. All trim levels above these have the option to use a 10.1-inch screen. Either way, it all makes use of Dodge’s Uconnect 5C system which comes with navigation features. Wireless phone connectivity is available on all models, focusing on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. SiriusXM and SiriusXM Guardian is also available for buyers but it will require a subscription after a certain period of time. The base audio system available on the SXT model of the Dodge Durango is a 6-speaker setup. However, buyers can expect an upgrade to the audio system as they go up the different trim levels. The top-tier setup available is a branded 19-speaker premium audio system which is great for music lovers who want to bump their favorite playlists while on the road.
The Dodge Durango holds a lot of safety features and driver-assistive features which make driving a safe and simple affair. An Automatic Braking System is available even on the base model, being applied for all 4-wheels. Traction control allows you to maintain the handling of your vehicle in riskier road conditions. Higher trim levels have Forward collision and Blind Spot monitoring, as well as other features that all improve the safety of the vehicle overall.
Dodge’s warranty plan is on-par with that of the other manufacturers in the SUV market. However, there are extended warranty plans which are available depending on your dealership. They have a 3-year basic limited warranty which is under a mileage limit of 36,000 miles driven. Their powertrain warranty lasts a bit longer at 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven. They also offer corrosion perforation warranty that’s available for 5 years without any mileage limits placed on it. Roadside assistance is available for 5 years as well but is under a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven.