turn heads driving the Dodge Durango
People will turn their heads when you coming down the road from the distinctive sound they hear as you drive by. As soon as you turn on the 2019 Dodge Durango, you can feel the power behind this bad boy. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to drive the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT for a week and provide my thoughts on this large SUV. And drive we did!
In just a short week, we put 500 miles on the Dodge Durango, putting it through my weekly schedule and a little more. You just push the brake in and press a button and the Dodge Durango hums to life. The rumble of the engine brings a smile to my face. You’ve got a V8 engine that has some power behind the pipes.
Need to errands to run? Not a problem. The 2nd and 3rd rows fold down, allowing you to use the ample interior to transport everything from furniture to groceries. And the kids too!
Tech For The Entire Family
Technology is not lacking in the Durango. There are enough charges and USBs to keep everyone happy. Located in the back of the front row seats are DVD players. You can plug the headphones into the sides of the seats and keep the kids entertained as you run errands or long trips. There is even a plug in for your computer and other electronics in the back! This is perfect if you need to work while on the go (because the Durango has WIFI too!)
what it’s like to drive
I’m 5’3″ on a good day, taller with heels. I was concerned at first about the size of the vehicle that I would not be able to see and have problems driving the Duragno. These concerns were quickly put to ease. I was able to get into the SUV and adjust the seat and mirrors for my comfort. Though I thought parking was going to be a problem, it was not. The back up camera made backing up a breeze to see the surroundings. The lines that show where the vehicle was turning, made it easy to navigate. I did feel that the rear windows could have been a little bigger when I was checking them for passing and backing up.
I was the cool mom with my daughter, who found every excuse she could to get us to take a drive into town and cruise (flex) around. She wanted her friends to see her in town in the Dodge Durango. Suddenly it was ok for me to drop them off at school, as long as I took the Durango.
who will love this car
- drivers with a need for speed
- drivers who love luxury and need lots of room
- families or couples with multiple children
- drivers who love a little rumble under the hood
- people who haul trailers and boats
- people who like adventure and travel
what you need to know about the Dodge Durango SRT
Besides the take-your-breath-away V8 HEMI engine under the hood, this SUV is packed with a page full of features, a few of which really stood out.
- Seating for 7. I think 6 would be more comfortable.
- Heated steering wheel. Easily the best feature invented ever for us cold state people.
- Heated seats in the 1st and second rows, yes!
- Power lift gate! I think I love you.
- Harman Kardon sound system with subwoofer. No music sounds bad, ever.
- Rear DVD Entertainment enter. Peace in the back seat.
- Leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter, and door trim panels.
- Keyless entry and push-button start.
- Park assist, back-up camera, blind spot, and rear-crossing detection and alerts.
- Adaptive cruise, automatic high beams, and rain-sensitive wipers.
- 8.4″ touch screen navigation and infotainment system. So much tech!
the Durango price tag
The Dodge Durango SRT that I drove had all the bells and whistles and costs $74,445. The 6.4L V8 HEMI engine shifted flawlessly onto the highway, giving power and speed to merge quickly and easily into traffic. We were able to let additional light in to the Durango with the sunroof open. With 2 rows of rear seats that folded down, we were able to haul everything from rugs, groceries to furniture. The kids found reasons we had to go into town to ‘flex’ and show off the cool ride . . . and we didn’t mind. The SXT (base model) starts at $30,195 and the Midrange Citadel model starts at $42,995