A family-sized SUV with three rows of seats, a choice between a V6 and two V8 engines, and rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, the 2022 Dodge Durango blends practicality with performance.
2022 Dodge Durango Configurations
Now that Dodge has canceled the one-year-only Durango SRT Hellcat, five versions of the Durango remain available for 2022:
- Durango SXT — The most affordable Durango has a 293 hp V6 engine, rear-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and roof rails. Triple-zone air conditioning with what Dodge says is N95 filtration capability is standard, plus cloth upholstery and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The SXT includes a Uconnect 4C infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, smartphone mirroring, and satellite radio. Safety features include blind-spot warning and rear parking sensors
- Durango GT — A dual exhaust system bumps the V6 engine’s output to 295 hp, and the Durango GT gets 20-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, and a power rear liftgate. The GT also adds remote engine starting, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel
- Durango R/T — The R/T builds on the GT with a V8 engine, a functional hood scoop, a sport-tuned suspension with rear load-leveling, and performance steering. This model also has automatic high-beam headlights, turn signal indicators on the outside mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Inside, the R/T features leather upholstery with simulated suede inserts, a power-adjustable steering wheel, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, and heated second-row seats. Dodge’s Uconnect 5 infotainment technology is standard, with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. The R/T also has expanded subscription services, a premium sound system, a security alarm, and front parking sensors
- Durango Citadel — The Citadel is the luxurious version of the Durango. A V6 engine is standard, but you can get a V8. Compared to the R/T, this model also includes more exterior brightwork, softer suspension tuning, and the traditional hood design. A power sunroof is standard, along with premium full leather upholstery, a dashboard wrapped in simulated leather, ventilated front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs with a center console. The Citadel also includes adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance
- Durango SRT 392 — This is the performance version of the Durango, equipped with a larger V8 engine and performance-tuned all-wheel drive, brakes, steering, and adaptive suspension. It also comes with premium leather and simulated suede upholstery, performance-bolstered front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs
What’s New for the 2022 Dodge Durango?
For 2022, Dodge will entice customers with more standard equipment for the SXT, GT, and R/T trim levels. The base SXT adds a standard third-row seat to seat seven people, along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and rear parking sensors. The Durango GT adds remote engine starting, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power rear liftgate.
Choose the Plus option package for the GT or the R/T, and the SUV has adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance. The GT Plus package also adds rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seats with simulated suede inserts, and heated second-row seats. The R/T Plus package upgrades you to premium perforated leather with contrast stitching, simulated leather on the dashboard, a simulated suede headliner, a power sunroof, and a premium sound system. It also has a forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking.
Dodge Durango Competitors for 2022
Built on a rear-drive platform and capable of towing up to 8,700 pounds, the 2022 Dodge Durango is different from most midsize three-row SUVs. Only the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L are similarly configured, and neither can match the Durango’s towing capacity. In fact, the Durango can out-tow some full-size SUVs, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe. However, compared to the biggest SUVs, the Dodge is significantly smaller inside when it comes to passenger room and cargo space.
Dodge Durango Features
Loaded with attitude and underhood muscle, the 2022 Dodge Durango is a different kind of family SUV. However, the Durango’s underlying engineering is now more than a decade old, so be sure to check out its safety ratings before deciding whether or not it is right for you.
- Blind Spot Monitoring — Standard feature warns the driver when other vehicles are in the Durango’s blind spots
- Rear Cross Path Detection — Available feature* warns the driver when other vehicles are approaching from the sides when the Durango is reversing
- Forward Collision Warning — Available feature* warns the driver when the Durango might collide with an obstacle ahead
- Active Braking — Available automatic emergency braking system*
- LaneSense — Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance system*
- Uconnect 4C — Standard infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display
- Uconnect 5 — Available next-generation infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display*
- Smartphone mirroring — Standard support for iOS and Android devices
- Wireless smartphone charging — Available feature*
- Remote engine starting — Available feature*
- 3.6L V6, 8-speed automatic transmission, up to 295 hp
- 5.7L V8, 8-speed automatic, 360 hp
- 6.4L V8, 8-speed automatic, 475 hp
- Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive
- 15 mpg combined (6.4L V8); 17 mpg combined (5.7L V8); 21 mpg combined (V6)
- Triple-zone automatic climate control — Standard feature with claimed N95 particulate filtration
- Heated front and rear seats — Available feature*
- Heated steering wheel — Available feature*
- Leather upholstery — Available feature*
- Premium sound system — Available feature* with nine or 19 speakers
*Availability is subject to specific trim level selections