Dodge’s mid-size SUV will probably switch back to a body-on-frame platform sometime in the future but we are pretty sure that won’t happen so soon. Simply, the current model still makes good sales numbers, while the 2021 update is a clear indicator that the current generation is about to remain in production for another year or two. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Dodge Durango will come without bigger changes. Minor updates are always possible, in terms of new standard features, new color options and similar things.
With minor updates or not, the next year’s model will bring familiar design characteristics. You may count on a familiar SUV, which comes with some pretty capable V8 options, while we also like its muscular styling. Furthermore, the Durango features a quite spacious cabin, while the biggest complaints go to things like low fuel economy and tight third row. The list of safety features could be longer too.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Dodge Durango will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Dodge Durango Design
The current generation of Dodge’s SUV has been around for a full decade. However, the recent update made it look a little bit fresher, so we expect no bigger changes for the 2023 Dodge Durango. The 2021 update brought a lot of interesting things, particularly in terms of the styling, at the front. Still, most of the vehicle remained the same.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle remained unchanged during this decade-old production cycle. The Durango still shares most of its parts with the previous-generation Grand Cherokee and, as we already mentioned, it won’t be riding on the Giorgio platform in the future. Instead, it will switch to the body-on-frame architecture and once again be a genuine SUV.
The cabin won’t get any updates for the next year. WE are about to see a familiar layout which, although being a decade old, still looks pretty nice. Of course, it’s easy to see that it’s old but recent updates brought finer materials and new tech features, which resulted in a pretty appealing interior design. The build quality is good, as well as the sound insulation. Simply, we can’t find any major drawback regarding interior design, despite the age.
This is a mid-size SUV, which offers three rows of seats. The first two rows are pretty spacious and comfortable and accommodate adults with ease. Also, the front seats offer pretty good support, while the driving position is good. Furthermore, the second-row seats are also well-shaped and comfortable. On the other hand, the third row is typically tight for the segment.
The cargo area offers around 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, 43.3 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 85.1 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. These are pretty decent ratings for the class.
Although novelties in this aspect are always possible, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. The 2023 Dodge Durango shouldn’t feature any bigger changes in this aspect. So, base models should come equipped with keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone climate control, an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and four USB ports. Among upgrades, expect to see things like a 10.1-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, wireless device charging, HD Radio, nine- and 19-speaker sound systems, two additional USB ports, and a Blu-ray/DVD player with two displays.
AS we already mentioned, the list of standard safety features isn’t particularly long. It includes a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Among options, you can find forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beams etc.
2023 Dodge Durango Engines
things under the hood definitely won’t change. So, base models will continue with a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 293 horsepower. While that’s plenty enough for a convenient ride, most drivers chose one of the optional V8 units. The first one is a 5.7-lite Hemi engine, which puts out around 360 horsepower. On the other hand, the SRT trim features a bigger 6.4-liter V8, which puts out 475 horsepower. The Hellcat version has been discontinued last year.
All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 8.700 pounds, which are class-leading numbers. The V6 returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class. On the other hand, V8 units are notably thirstier.
2023 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Dodge Durango will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 37.000 dollars.