2019 Dodge Durango Slanted for a Smallish Refresh

With the 2019 Dodge Durango, the automaker has been cleaning up and enhancing their lineup. They are going to redesign the car in the same manner that some other SUV models have been remade. This is only an aesthetic upgrade which will essentially give the model more likeability and refresh it for another model year. But the model is nog only viewed like a vehicle which needs to be kept fresh just to keep it on in the market. It is still a relevant vehicle in the Dodge lineup and it is one of the reasons why they are going to remodel it and are still working on it.

The model may be a bit far away than we have initially thought it would be and there are still some rumors that are going about it. But fortunately a lot of it is already confirmed based on the spy photos and some leaked images that have appeared. The Durango actually looks better than ever and it is the combination of this modern details that is keeping things fresh. We are expecting to get more but a lot about the car is familiar already. The update that the 2019 Durango receives will make this car more popular and bring it larger popularity with the modern fans.

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Unfortunately, there were not enhancements made for the powertrain of the car. They are going to transfer the old version here and will keep things that way. Maybe this seems like a disappointment for many but it is in fact the way things usually go with an update. The model will gain a new transmission though which will be the only improvements which the model will get related to the engine. But there are some pieces which might help improve the model. If you look closer to the hood you will see certain bulges and air vents. People are under the impression that these might help with the performance of the car and that it will help the car get a higher rating. Dodge has yet to confirm this but since we have enough time till the release date we will get to see what they plan to do with this.

All in all, the news about the comeback of the 2019 Dodge Durango model is a pretty good own and it appears that it will get more people excited really soon. The vehicles is expected to be seen within a year and until then we have enough time to find out all the necessary details about it and research the truck. We are giving you the initial batch of pictures and available date and are reviewing it here for you.

When can we Expect the 2019 Dodge Durango Model?

The initial thoughts about the 2019 Dodge Durango making a comeback were not as positive as we thought. There was once an impression that this car would never see the lights of the day and that it may never be released again. But the Durango is a strong model and certainly a very important part of the Dodge lineup and they are not going to let it whiter away. Some though that it would take much longer for us to see the returning Durango but the 2019 version is going to prove everybody wrong. The vehicle is going to be released within a year. The information about the release date is going to confirm that pretty soon but you can be confident that the car is going to become available. Our predictions is that the model is going to start sales by the end of 2018, if not a bit earlier.

What are the Price Predictions for the 2019 Dodge Durango?

For now the price for the 2019 Dodge Durango has been estimated to be close to the price from before. The newest 2019 version has been rumored to be priced closer to the one that we have now and it seems really good for the brand to have it as close as that. This will prepare the vehicle for the newest released and the modern market as more people are going to become interested in it this way. The starting price for the base version is going to hover around $42,000. The AWD versions will be priced higher and will probably attain a figure of $44,000. There are also estimations about the Durango R/T which will most likely attain a figure of $53,600. All in all, the pricing is expected and for now it is not as large as people have thought it could be.

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Some Changes for the Exterior of the 2019 Dodge Durango

The newest 2019 Dodge Durango is set to make some exterior changes. But the modifications that they are getting ready to make are going to mainly concentrate on the front of the car. We do mean the addition of a performance hood which will also bring forth changes for the bumper, the grille and the lower fascia. These are all going to be borrowed from the SRT model which has debuted last year. The air intake system that the model will be using is directly inspired by the Hellcat model and it will presumably boost the performance of the engine and add some newer and better specs.

Also standard for the new 2019 Durango are going to be the new Led daytime running lights and fog lights. Besides the small technical changes the car is also going to roll on some new 20-inch wheels which are going to be wrapped in 265/50-series tires. The update also includes a choice between a Brass Monkey Appearance or a Blacktop package which will include a scooped and vented hood and a traditional crosshair grille. All in all, the changes may be aesthetic for the 2019 Dodge Durango but they will certainly make the vehicle a lot better and good looking.

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Looking Inside the Car

The interior of the 2019 Dodge Durango is not going to change a lot. The main thing here is that the model is going to adopt the same look with probably the rotary shift knob substituted by a T-handle shifter that you see in all the recent Dodge vehicles. Since the interior is going to be more athletic and sporty looking, the steering wheel is going to follow the same characteristics. The model is going to use a redesigned sporty one which will match all of the interior nicely.

The configuration is not going to change. The Durango is going to seat seven people all laid out in a 2+3+2 configuration. There is also going to be an option of adding the captain’s chairs and there is seven an option center console which we can place between the seats. There are more storage compartment and even cup holders added here which makes things useful for the passengers. The seats will also use leather and you can opt between red or black hues. You can also get a dash wrapped in black with contrast stitching but only optionally.

The technology of the car is going to include a 7.0-inch TFT display placed in the gauge cluster. You also get an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system which will be used as standard. The technology package is there to upgrade the gadgets and also provide added safety which can be crucial in various sort of situations. The people in the back, or in most of the cases the kids, will be able to enjoy a DVD Entertainment Center that has a Blu-Ray player, HDMI, USB and  RCA ports, while the rear passengers can also make use of the HVAC controls which they can operate the air vents and other kinds of equipment here.

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An Old but a Reliable Powertrain

One of the advantages of the 2019 Dodge Durango will certainly be its drivetrain. The model is a pretty decent one which has managed to serve the car already and has proven itself in various circumstances. But the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is a good choice and will continue to be one even for the 2019 model version of the Durango. Like before, the same specs are going to be transferred which gives it a power putout of 360 horsepower, reaching its peak at  5,150 rpm, and 390 pound-feet of torque, with a peak at 4,250 rpm. The power is going to be sent standard to the rear wheels using a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. You will of course be able to get your model with an AWD which is provided optionally for the users.

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0-60 mph and Top Speed

Based on the given specs, the 2019 Dodge Durango is going to have some pretty remarkable acceleration stats. The car is pretty heavy and its speeding ability is pretty amazing once you take those circumstances together. The mere fact that the car is able to get to 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds is pretty amazing. Also the top speed is limited to 117 mph, which is pretty standard for the segment. The model is going to be one of the fastest in the segment which is not the first thing that people think about here but could be one of the more useful ones.

What is the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Dodge Durango?

Given the fact that eth 2019 dodge Durango is a pretty heavy and rigid vehicle you do not expect it to have favorable fuel economy. For the most part it is not for those who are expecting to save on fuel, but that is not its main purpose as it will mainly enable a usual kind of rating which you might expect from the model. The estimations for the EPA stats say that the vehicle consumes 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which also comes to a combined rating of 17 mpg. All in all, pretty standard for any kind of a truck.

Size and Dimensions

This newest version of the 2019 Dodge Durango will not change the size. There have been some rumors that the model might be updated in such a way that it will see its dimension change and its size altered, but as things go so far they are going to keep them as close to the original as possible. The model does not need any enhancements at least not any bigger ones and it would be enough to just simply change the car in an aesthetic way and to just simply update it. Thus the figures will be really good for starters and the way they are now. The wheelbase is 119.8 inches with the overall length being 201.2 inches, the width is 85.5 and the height of the car is 70.9 inches. Pretty standard for a Durango model and it is really good that they have decided to keep things simple this time.

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Safety Specifications for the 2019 Dodge Durango

The newest 2019 Dodge Durango is going to include some of the advanced safety systems offered through packages. For instance, the Technology Package will include Advanced Brake Assist, Cross Path Detection, Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, and Lane Departure Warning Plus. With the rearview camera as standard and also rear ParkSense system and adaptive cruise control, we get a full package of safety for the newest model.

Rivals and Other Models in the Segment

The 2019 Dodge Durango is not going to be featured in the segment alone. This is something that is a fact and the vehicle will have a whole lot of rivals to deal with. But the updates are going to help. Stronger versions and different trims are also the advantage that the Durango has and it is something that most of the fans will value and hope to see possible. Making this car your standard go to truck vehicle is not going to be easy though. The segment is filled with a number of quality trucks that all hold their one position and a special place here. We are mainly talking about the Chevrolet Tahoe and Jeep Grand Cherokee cars. Just by those names you see how difficult it is going to be for the Durango to find its footing and find its place in the market.

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