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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Review: Second Best, Not Second Rate

by Aiden Eksteen

The SUV and crossover craze has saturated every corner of the market - to the point that manufacturers have combined the practical family-hauling body style with the power of the all-American muscle car. Enter the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT: an assertive family utility vehicle with a roaring 6.4-liter V8 under the hood that makes 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and can dispatch the 0-60 sprint in around 4.5 seconds after dropping the kids at school. It merges practicality and comfort by providing seating for six (with heated and ventilated front seats, no less) with the thrill and excitement of a fire-breathing powertrain. The resulting drawbacks of a sporty suspension are that the ride is slightly harsher than is ideal for a sports utility vehicle, and with all that power, the hefty vehicle's weight is apparent around corners. But that doesn't mean you should discount what the Dodge Durango SRT 392 has to offer. Sure, the BMW X5 M is much more engaging to drive and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is quicker to 60 mph despite packing the same punch from under the hood, but if you can look past an iffy cabin and a thirsty engine, this boisterous Dodge could be right for you.

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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Durango SRT?

Thanks to the debut of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, which we review separately, the regular third-gen SRT is now known as the Durango SRT 392 SUV. There are other changes for the new model year, though, including redesigned front and rear fascias, new LED headlight clusters, and a refreshed rear spoiler. Inside the cabin, the dashboard has been redesigned too, and now houses a brand-new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display with updated software.

Pros and Cons

  • Aggressive muscle-car looks
  • Glorious V8 soundtrack
  • Better performance than any SUV needs
  • Is this the of muscle cars?
  • Thirsty at the pumps
  • Ride quality can be harsh
  • Interior is not particularly special

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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
SRT 392
6.4L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$65,877
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2021 Durango SRT Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 200.1 in
  • Wheelbase 119.8 in
  • Height 70.5 in
  • Max Width 75.7 in
  • Front Width 64.4 in
  • Rear Width 64.7 in
  • Curb Weight 5,378.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • F8 Green Clearcoat +$95
  • Granite Clearcoat +$195
  • Reactor Blue Pearlcoat +$195
  • Destroyer Gray Clearcoat +$395
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat +$395
  • Redline 2 Coat Pearl +$395
  • In-Violet Clearcoat +$495
  • Vice White +$695
  • Billet Clearcoat
  • DB Black Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat

2021 Durango SRT Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    6.4L V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

2021 Durango SRT Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    6-seater
  • Front Leg Room 40.3 in
  • Front Head Room 39.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 38.6 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.8 in

2021 Durango SRT Trunk and Cargo Space

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2021 Durango SRT Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT a Good SUV?

It may not be the most spacious SUV, but that doesn't mean the Durango SRT is hard to live with. The infotainment system has been upgraded for the new year; the Uconnect 5 software and a bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen make for a responsive and easy-to-use interface. Still, the interior fit and finish aren't up there with the best in the segment, so if you're looking for an opulent family cruiser with loads of comfort features and a cushioned ride, the Durango SRT 392 isn't it. This is a harsh-riding, performance-oriented machine that is more than a little in-your-face - but that's why we love it. It's quick and punchy, and sounds great. Naturally, the trade-off is how much you'll spend at the pumps. Fuel economy estimates are 13/19/15 mpg, according to the EPA. The NHTSA's safety rating review of the 2021 Dodge Durango is mediocre, too - only four stars out of five. Luckily, an excellent towing capacity and a reasonable starting price redeem it, so the Durango SRT remains one of the most fun and potent SUVs.

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