- the 2021 dodge durango starts at $33,260, but the price difference between it and the version dodge likes to hype, the srt hellcat awd, is almost $50,000 wide.
- for a blast of speed in your suv, opt for the 710-hp durango srt hellcat version, which costs at least $82,490. this trim can go up to 180 mph, and dodge claims zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
- the citadel is the luxury trim and starts at $49,300, while for towing, a tow n go package can be added to the r/t awd trim for $4995.
update, 1/21/2021: stellantis announced today that the 2021 durango srt hellcat has been sold out and order books are closed. the automaker will build 2000 of the hellcat models, and 2021 is the only year they will be produced, "ensuring that it will be a very special, sought-after performance suv for years to come," stellantis's tim kuniskis said. he also clarified that some of the hellcats have been held in reserve for dealers and could still be snagged by new customers that way. order books on the hellcat opened in november.
whether you call it a "three-row muscle car," as dodge does, or simply "dodge's big suv," the new 2021 dodge durango now has a price. actually, a wide range of prices. the entry point to the new durango is the sxt rwd base model, which starts at a modest $33,260. the version that gets all of the headline love, though, is the durango srt hellcat awd, which starts at $82,490, or the price of two and a half base models. fca will only make the hellcat durango for 2021 model year, so think of it as the fomo markup.
to be fair, you do get a lot for those extra dollars. dodge claims the 710-hp durango srt hellcat is the most powerful suv ever, saying it can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph. the srt hellcat uses a 6.2-liter hemi hellcat v-8 engine and a torqueflite eight-speed automatic transmission to produce 645 lb-ft of torque. the srt hellcat durango offers street (auto), sport and track, and custom drive modes, as well as launch control and launch assist.
some updates are available on all of the new 2021 durangos, including the updated exterior that borrows heavily from the dodge charger widebody. there were also changes made to the interior, including a new instrument panel and a 10.1-inch touchscreen for the uconnect 5 infotainment system. but that size of screen is an option, and the standard equipment that comes on the sxt and gt trim levels is an 8.4-inch screen.
all told, there are six trim levels of the new durango. the srt trims are all-wheel drive only, but the other models offer either rear- or all-wheel drive, with the latter choice costing an extra $2600. the rwd versions of these middle trims start at $37,460 for the gt, $46,800 for the r/t, and $49,300 for the citadel. the non-hellcat srt, the srt 392 awd, starts at $64,490.
the citadel trim takes care of the luxury side. it can be optioned with either the 5.7-liter hemi v-8 that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter pentastar v-6 that produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. the durango citadel comes with the trailer-tow group iv equipment package and platinum chrome door and mirror accents as standard. safety features including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist are also standard on the citadel.
the r/t awd trim offers a tow n go package that costs an extra $4995. this package uses a 5.7-liter hemi v-8 that gives the 2021 durango the ability to tow up to 8700 pounds, and it includes performance touches such as additional drive modes (track, sport, snow and tow), along with a 145-mph top speed. the hellcat can also tow 8700 pounds, while the 3.6-liter pentastar v-6 can tow 6200 pounds.
dealers have been taking orders for most of the 2021 dodge durango versions since earlier this summer, at least for the sxt, gt, r/t, citadel, and srt 392 models. those durangos will start being delivered later this year. you will be able to place an order for the durango srt hellcat sometime in the fall, but it will be early next year before those deliveries start.