The interior of the Durango is certainly a spacious and comfortable place to spend the time, but it's not as luxurious as you might expect from a $60k SUV. Despite seating six passengers in total, there is more than enough space to go around inside the cabin, and even the trunk gets its fair share. The materials look nice, but they're not overly high-quality, although the seats are very comfortable and well-bolstered. There is a fair amount of tech around the cabin, but advanced driver-assistance features are almost non-existent. Luckily, the infotainment suite is comprehensive and extremely easy to use, with smartphone integration and Wi-Fi coming standard.
There is certainly no lack of space inside the Dodge Durango. The long wheelbase creates a broad cabin that easily accommodates three rows of seats. However, each of the rear rows only comprises two seats, giving the SUV a total capacity of six passengers. But, this also means that each of those passengers gets a pretty decent amount of room, a rare luxury in three-row SUVs. Naturally, those up front get the most space, but the second-row seats only lose a couple of inches. The rearmost seats manage to supply enough room to comfortably seat adults, even over long drives. The front seats offer eight directions of power-adjustability, while the driver's seat comes with memory functions. The front seats are heated and ventilated, while the second-row seats are just heated. Getting in and out is pretty simple thanks to the layout of the seats, but the long dimensions of the SUV and the huge rear pillars create some glaring blind spots, so you may want to opt for the available blind spot monitor.
|Dodge Durango SRT Trims||SRT|
|Headroom Front Seat||39.9 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||39.8 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||40.3 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||38.6 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||58.5 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||50.4 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||57 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||42.8 in.|
The Durango looks good inside, but the materials used are not as upscale as what more prestigious rivals use. The seats come trimmed in leather as standard, although Black is the only color offered. If you want something a bit more eye-catching, you can add $1,595 to the final bill to get the high-performance Laguna leather seats in Demonic Red. Build-quality is as average as the materials, too. It's hardy and consistent, but nothing to write home about.
Considering how much space is dedicated to the passengers, the Durango still manages to supply a pretty spacious trunk. Behind the third-row seats, 17.2 cubic feet is available for daily use. This makes the Dodge one of the rare three-row SUVs to maintain high practicality with all the seats in place. While there is certainly enough for most daily needs, such as grocery shopping or stowing the kids' school bags, the trunk can be expanded by folding down each of the rear seat rows. With the third row down, 43.3 cubic feet is available, while folding down the second row, too, frees up a total area of 85.1 cubic feet.
But, it's not just the trunk that is generous with space. There are plenty of small-item storage options around the cabin. There is a standard glove compartment and four door pockets capable of accommodating water bottles. The front armrest cubby is quite large, and there is a second-row armrest, too, with its own cubby and cupholders. There are cupholders for each of the other rows, too, and an overhead storage console up front.
The SRT comes equipped with tri-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and cruise control as standard, while adaptive cruise control can be optioned on. All six seats come upholstered in genuine leather, with the front seats offering eight-way power-adjustability, heating, and ventilation, while the second-row seats offer only heating. Three power outlets are spread around the cabin: two 12-volt and one 115-volt. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, and front and rear park assist, while forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are available. A power sunroof can also be specced as a standalone option.
Dodge's latest Uconnect 4C infotainment suite comes standard on the Durango SRT, with the 8.4-inch touchscreen interface granting access to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. The standard sound system is a nine-speaker Alpine set-up that offers HD Radio and SiriusXM playback, alongside the standard AM/FM Radio. Two USB ports are provided to charge your smart devices, while an auxiliary audio input jack supplements the smartphone integration. For truly pristine audio quality, there is an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, while the optional rear-seat entertainment system comprises dual screens with Blu-Ray capability.