If you are looking for a 2019 Dodge Durango SUV, you are not alone. It is a popular choice for those looking for plenty of space and performance. Some consider it the only performance SUV made. With many 2019 Durangos coming out of three-year leases, we look back on both good and bad reviews. This will hopefully give you a path to deciding whether to look further or look elsewhere.
We checked in with three consumer advice sites, Consumer Reports, Edmunds and JD Power to see what their comments, conclusions, and tips were for those interested in a 2019 Durango. Also included are comments from customers after 90 days of ownership, which indicated what an owner might expect later.
JD Power Rating for the 2019 Durango
Owner satisfaction with the 2019 Dodge Durango measured after 90 days of ownership.
- The comfort of the 3rd row of seats
- Vehicle acceleration
- The silence of the vehicle’s interior
The issues owners of the 2019 Dodge Durango experienced during the first 90 days of ownership.
- Amount of trunk/hatch space
- Visibility forward
- The smoothness of the vehicle’s ride
“Choose from five models, from the SXT to America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV, the Durango SRT. Dodge is all about performance, so the Durango comes with a choice of three engines. They all have the best pulling power in their class, going from zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds.
Fold down the second and third row seats and there’s over 85 cubic feet of cargo space. The Durango is versatile enough to carry just about anything or anyone. And from the Uconnect infotainment system to the available driver assistance technologies, the Durango is completely modern .”
Edmund’s Review of the 2019 Dodge Durango
The seats in the third row are surprisingly spacious
- The large technical interface with touchscreen is one of the best in its class
- Towing capacity is exceptional for this class
- Has true off-road capability with 4WD and low range
- Fuel economy is below average, especially with the V8
- Bigger and bulkier to drive than rival crossovers
“The 3.6-litre V6 may seem a little strained in such a large vehicle, but a smart transmission helps to get the most out of it, both on our test track and in the real world. The Durango’s other dynamics are, for better or for worse, more truck-like compared to its crossover competitors.
“Some competitors may offer seat belts for eight people, but that’s really a symbolic feature. In reality, the Durango offers more useful passenger space, a less restrictive view out and an easier way to get in. Dodge’s user-friendly technical interface is another advantage.
“The R/T isn’t cheap, but it’s the spec that really makes the Durango flex its muscles. With standard V8 power, a 7,400-pound towing capacity and a sporty look, the R/T is a family-friendly transport with attitude.”
Consumer Reports Boosts Takeaways:
“Despite being a little long in the tooth, the three-row Durango SUV is still a capable and enjoyable car. The current Durango is a luxurious, refined and functional SUV that ranks at the top of its category. It shares the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and does an impressive job of combining workhorse use with great comfort.
“The interior is spacious, quiet and well finished, with room for seven people. The ride is smooth and composed, and the handling is responsive for a vehicle of this size. But the Durango is also ready to carry the load, with ample cargo space and towing capabilities. It’s bigger than most mid-sized SUVs, though, so it can be a little tricky to maneuver and park.”
Comfortable driving, quiet cab.
Fuel economy with either V6 or V8 engines, rear visibility is so-so.
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