Don’t call it a comeback. The Dodge Durango was never gone. A few rumors suggested that the Durango would be canceled when the Jeep Grand Cherokee L arrived. But this fresh three-row SUV didn’t take out the 2022 Dodge Durango that’s coming with refreshing updates.
The 2022 Dodge Durango receives a slight refresh
Back in the day, the Jeep Commander with three rows was canceled to make room for the new Dodge Durango. So, when the Jeep Cherokee L made its debut, the future of the Durango felt uncertain.
Now we know that it’s not going anywhere. The 2022 Dodge Durango is back with a few upgrades, and rumors suggest that it will be redesigned for the 2023 model year. So, the Durango is officially sticking around.
What’s new for the 2022 Durango?
The Dodge Durango received its last redesign back in 2014, so it’s due for a few updates. The 2022 Dodge Durango may keep things fresh with a few interior and exterior changes. It’s safe to expect new exterior paint colors, wheel options, and slight tweaks to the front and rear designs.
We don’t expect new headlights, taillights, or bumper designs just yet. These changes will be saved for 2023 if the new generation arrives. The grille design will probably be carried over as well.
The interior is where the mid-cycle refresh really shines. The Durango is gaining a 10.1-inch infotainment screen that may include the new Uconnect 5 system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
Plus, the Durango could get a larger center console, wireless phone charging pad, and a new instrument panel. Standard features now include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection.
The SXT or base model now comes with standard three-row, seven-passenger seating, a power driver’s seat, the ParkSense rear park assist system, and roof rails. The GT comes with remote start, a power liftgate, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel.
If you upgrade to the R/T, you gain table Nappa leather with accent stitching, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and the premium interior package.
What do the Durango packages include?
With the 2022 Dodge Durango, you can add the Plus Group. It adds leather seats with suede inserts, heated seats in the first and second row, a bright cargo area scuff plats, rain-sensing automatic wipers, lane departure warning, advanced brake assist, and adaptive cruise control.
The Blacktop package ups the ante with a performance hood for the GT. It also includes P265/50R20 performance all-season tires for the GT and R/T trims.
The 2022 Durango still comes with the same four engine options that provide between 293 to 710 hp. It still has five trim levels known as the SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT 392. However, the supercharged Hellcat model won’t be available for 2022. When properly equipped, the Durango can tow up to 8,700 lbs.
Pricing for the 2022 Durango hasn’t been released, but there could be a slight increase due to all the extra tech and convenience features. The 2021 Durango has an MSRP of $33,377. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
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