What Reviews Reveal About the 2019 Dodge Durango SUV

If you’re looking for a 2019 Dodge Durango SUV, you’re not alone. It’s a popular choice for those looking for lots of space, and performance. Some consider it the only performance muscle SUV made. With many a 2019 Durango coming off three-year leases, we look back at reviews both good and bad. This hopefully gives you a path toward deciding 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 customer comments after 90 days of ownership, which indicated what an owner might expect down the road. 

JD Power rating for the 2019 Durango

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2019 Dodge Durango SRT | Stellantis

Measured owner satisfaction with 2019 Dodge Durango after 90-days of ownership.

  • The comfort of the 3rd-row seats
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The quietness of the vehicle’s interior

The problems experienced by owners of the 2019 Dodge Durango during the first 90-days of ownership.

  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Forward visibility
  • 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. All have the best-in-class towing capability and one gets from zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds. 

“Fold down the second-and third-row seats and there are over 85 cubic feet of cargo space. The Durango is versatile enough to haul just about anything or anyone. And from its Uconnect infotainment system to its available driver-assist technologies, the Durango is fully modern.”

Edmunds review of 2019 Dodge Durango

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2019 Dodge Durango SRT | Stellantis

Pros:

 Third-row seats are surprisingly spacious

  • The large touchscreen tech interface is one of the best in class
  • Towing ability is exceptional for the class
  • Has real off-road capabilities with 4WD and low-range gearing

Cons:

  • Fuel economy is below average, especially with the V8
  • Bigger and bulkier to drive than rival crossovers

“The 3.6-liter V6 can seem a bit taxed in such a large vehicle, but a smart transmission helps get the most out of it both at our test track and in the real world. The Durango’s other dynamic attributes, for better and worse, are more trucklike relative to its crossover competitors.

“Some competitors may offer seat belts for eight, but that’s really a token provision. In reality, the Durango presents more useful passenger space, a less confining view out, and an easier means of getting inside. Dodge’s user-friendly tech interface is another benefit.

“The R/T doesn’t come cheap, but it’s the specification that really lets the Durango flex its muscles. With standard V8 power, a 7,400-pound towing capacity, and a sporty stance, the R/T is family-friendly transportation with attitude.”

Consumer Reports

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2019 Dodge Durango | Stellantis

Consumer Reports drive test takeaways:

“Despite being a bit long in the tooth, the three-row Durango SUV is still a capable and pleasant vehicle. The current Durango is a luxurious, refined, and functional SUV that rates at the top of its category. It shares the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and does an impressive job of combining workhorse utility with ample creature comforts. 

“The interior is spacious, quiet, and well-finished, with room for seven. The ride is supple and composed, and handling is responsive for a vehicle this big. Yet the Durango also comes ready to haul the load, providing plenty of cargo room and towing capability. It’s larger than most midsized SUVs, however, so it can be a bit of a handful to maneuver and park.”

Highs

Comfortable riding, quiet cabin.

Lows

Fuel economy with either V6 or V8 engines, rear visibility is so-so.

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