Bring Home the New Dodge Durango

With a range of models at varying price points, buyers of the new Dodge Durango can also expect unique driving experiences in and around McAlester. The Durango can do things other three-row crossovers can't, and depending on which trim you choose, you'll get anything from high towing capacity to sub-four-second 0-60 times. No matter which Durango you get, it's sure to be a fun ride in Atoka.

The Durango gets its power from a standard 3.6L V6 that offers 290 hp. An eight-speed auto transmission, rear-wheel drive, and auto stop/start are all standard; four-wheel drive is available. Its 6,200-lb. towing capacity is quite competitive for the class, and thankfully, there's no decline in efficiency when choosing a four-wheel drive model.

Available on the Citadel and standard on the R/T is a 5.7L V8 offering 360 hp. The larger engine and its power bring towing capability up to 7,400 pounds. The SRT is the performance model; its 6.4L V8 provides 475 hp. Its 0-60 time is under five seconds, which is surprising for a three-row crossover.

The 2019 Durango is available in five different trims: the SRT, the R/T, the Citadel, the GT, and the SXT. Four-wheel drive is standard on the SRT and it's available on all other trims.

  • The SXT is the base model, but it's well-equipped for Eufala, OK drivers. You'll find 18-inch alloys, auto headlights, a rearview camera, a multi-adjustable driver's seat, smartphone integration, and an infotainment touchscreen, among other features. A three-row configuration is standard, but on the SXT, you can get a two-row option.
  • The GT has everything found on the SXT but adds 20-inch wheels, LED lights, unique exterior styling, heated front- and middle-row seats, a heated wheel, leather upholstery, and a larger touchscreen.
  • The Citadel adds a sunroof, auto windshield wipers, xenon headlights, chrome exterior trim, vented front seats, navigation, and a nine-speaker stereo system.
  • The Platinum has the Citadel's features but has different interior and exterior trim. Here's where the V8 upgrades start.
  • The R/T has the V8, plus sporty steering and suspension, sport-specific styling, and Beats audio.
  • The SRT builds on the R/T with a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded steering and brake parts, middle-row captain's chairs, Nappa leather, and unique styling. Optionally, the third row can be deleted.

Most upper-trim features are available on lower-tier models. However, the Technology Group is available only on the top three trims.

The Durango has a standard backup camera, full-length and front side airbags, and side curtain airbags to keep you safer on the streets of Wilburton, OK. With the Technology Group, you'll get auto braking, lane keep assistance, blind spot and forward collision monitoring, and rear cross traffic warning. Some of these features are available as options on lower trims.

In NHTSA testing, the Dodge Durango earned a five-star side impact rating and a four-star overall rating. The IIHS gave it a Good rating in all categories except for small overlap frontal crash testing.

The Dodge Durango floats over bumps and remains secure and confident at cruising speeds in Hartshorne, OK. Make no mistake, it's a large vehicle, though. The V6 engine feels strained at times, but choosing the V8 eliminates those issues.

If you're planning to tow things, the Durango is a safe bet. It's on par with its rivals, but its third-row seat is more accessible (and it's easier to maneuver). Plus, if performance is what you're after, the SRT has it. Adults can comfortably sit in the rear row, and because the back door opens almost 90 degrees, getting in and out is easier than ever.

The Dodge Durango is one of the market's most versatile crossover lines. Whether you want high towing capacity, a family-friendly ride, or tire-shredding performance, the Durango has you covered. Find out more about it from the team at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester.

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