There's also a new towing package.
While most of the attention goes to the new Dodge Durango Hellcat, mainstream Durango customers will also be delighted to see some updates for non-Hellcat-powered trims. For 2021, the entire Dodge Durango lineup has received some exterior and interior styling improvements and the R/T trim features a new towing package.
The luxurious Citadel trim (pictured below in white) continues to be available with either the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque or the optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft. It also features the Trailer-tow Group IV as standard equipment, consisting of an integrated trailer brake switch, hitch receiver, and integrated brake controller.
Other standard items include Platinum chrome exterior accents on the door handles and mirror caps, 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels, dual rear exhaust with bright chrome tips, and ventilated Nappa leather driver and front passenger seats inside.
As for the Durango R/T (shown in red), there's the new Tow N Go Package that combines the SRT's more aggressive front and rear end fenders flares with a best-in-class towing of 8,700 pounds. Power comes from the 5.7 Hemi linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The package includes an increased top speed of 145 mph, a re-tuned SRT performance exhaust, and additional driving modes consisting of Track, Sport, Snow, and Tow. Dodge says it also retuned the SRT Active Noise Cancellation system and there's a new electronic limited-slip differential and damping system.
Four-wheel, six-piston Brembo brakes with upgraded brake pads are standard and can be optioned with red calipers. R/T models wear a set of 20-inch wheels in a Hyper Black finish wearing Pirelli all-season tires.
All 2021 Durangos receive numerous upgrades including an optional 10.1-inch touchscreen (8.4-inch is standard on SXT and GT trims) with the improved Uconnect 5 infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This system is also capable of receiving over-the-air software updates.
Designers have restyled the Durango's instrument panel and center console with the goal of making a more driver-oriented cockpit. For example, the touchscreen is angled 7 degrees toward the driver.
The entire 2021 Durango lineup has also been given a few exterior tweaks inspired by the Charger Widebody. Notice the updated front fascia, slimmer LED headlights and daytime running lights, a more sculpted hood, a rear spoiler, and plenty of wheel design choices. A total of 11 exterior colors are on offer and, for certain trims including the R/T, dual-center exterior stripes.
Official pricing has not been announced for any 2021 Dodge Durango trim, but we don't expect any drastic changes from the outgoing model year. Sales are likely to get underway this fall.