Canada Press Kit: 2021 Dodge Durango / Durango SRT

FCA Canada: 2021 Dodge Durango / Durango SRT Fact Sheet

Windsor, Ontario September 1, 2020 - Dodge Durango – the ultimate "no-compromise" SUV and Charger of the three-row SUV segment – raises the bar for 2021 with new aggressive exterior styling, a new interior with a Challenger-inspired driver-centric cockpit, five-times-faster Uconnect 5 with 10.1-inch touchscreen, which houses the SRT Performance Pages, and more performance than ever with six distinct models – SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT 392 and the new 710-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat – the most powerful SUV ever.
 
Dodge, North America’s performance brand, is infusing its supercharged SRT Hellcat DNA into the Durango lineup for 2021. Powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine paired with the quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, the Durango now joins the Challenger and Charger in Hellcat form, delivering 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque, giving it the power to go from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds. The Durango SRT Hellcat runs 1.5 seconds faster than the Durango SRT 392 on a 3.4-kilometre (2.1-mile) road course, equal to 9 car lengths after one lap. Dodge will build the Durango SRT Hellcat for the 2021 model year only.
 
The new Tow N Go Package on the 2021 Durango R/T AWD leverages its 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine performance, SRT’s menacing looks, unmatched, best-in-class towing of 3,946 kilograms (8,700 pounds), an improved top speed of 145 mph, Track, Sport, Snow and Tow drive modes and a retuned SRT-performance exhaust with an iconic Dodge exhaust note rumble.
 
The Challenger and Charger muscle car exteriors are reflected in the Durango’s new, aggressive exterior, which features a new front fascia, LED low/high projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, grille, rear spoiler and wheels.
 
The Durango interior is significantly upgraded for the 2021 model year with a performance-inspired, new driver-oriented cockpit, including a new instrument panel, five-times-faster Uconnect 5 with 10.1-inch touchscreen, centre console and front door uppers. With all of the updates, the interior feels much wider, high-tech and more refined than the outgoing model.
 
With the ability to seat up to seven in its three rows of seats, the Durango maintains its claim of being a family-friendly SUV, one equipped with Dodge muscle car attitude and extremely capable with best-in-class towing leadership at every trim level (when properly equipped).

New for 2021:
  • The new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever – powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine with 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque:
    • Durango SRT Hellcat runs 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a quarter-mile elapsed time (ET) of 11.5 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and has a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph), which combined make it the world’s fastest standard three-row SUV
    • With a towing capability of 3,946 kg (8,700 lb.), no SUV in the world can tow more or carry more with a faster quarter-mile time than the Durango SRT Hellcat
    • New front fascia design is engineered to improve performance with a new chin splitter and updated engine oil cooler duct, air guide and snorkel for cold air induction
    • A new, unique rear spoiler on Durango SRT Hellcat and SRT 392 models creates improved aerodynamic balance with the new front-end design
    • Durango SRT Hellcat’s exhaust system has been tuned to deliver a throaty, aggressive, distinctive note that is exclusive to Dodge//SRT
       
  • The refreshed exterior on the Durango is distinctly Dodge, maintaining its muscular body and aggressive styling, blending SRT and muscle car DNA throughout the Durango lineup:
    • Durango’s proud, forward-leaning profile captures some design cues from the latest Charger Widebody with the new front fascia, LED low/high headlamps, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, sculpted hood, grille, rear spoiler and a variety of wheel options
    • New front end creates a wide cross-car read, with the upper grille, both of which flow into the new slimmer headlamp shape:
      • The new LED headlamps are slimmer and offer a more modern shape, making Durango look more sinister than ever before
      • Fog lamps are raised to make the front end feel more alert and aggressive; SRT Hellcat deletes the fog lamps to create opening for more airflow
      • It also includes new unique Dodge LED DRL signatures
    • New spoilers on all Durango models; SRT models get a unique performance spoiler
    • Two-piece Satin Chrome SRT Hellcat fender badges flank each side of the Durango SRT Hellcat
    • A variety of new wheel options offered throughout the Durango lineup:
      • 20-by-8-inch Fine Silver is standard on GT and R/T models
      • 20-by-8-inch Satin Carbon is available on Citadel
      • 20-by-8-inch Black Noise is included with Blacktop Package on SXT, GT, R/T models
      • 20-by-10-inch Hyper Black is standard on R/T Tow N Go and SRT 392 models
      • 20-by-10-inch machined faced with Mid-gloss Black pockets is standard on SRT Hellcat
      • 20-by-10-inch Lights Out is included with Black Package on SRT 392, SRT Hellcat models; also included with Blacktop Package on R/T Tow N Go
         
  • Along with its ultimate performance capabilities, the new interior on the 2021 Dodge Durango continues to deliver uncompromised utility, advanced technology and aggressive styling:
    • The new interior feels much wider than the outgoing model and features a redesigned driver-centric cockpit, instrument panel, centre console and front door uppers with new relocated seat memory switches for ease of access across the full Durango lineup for 2021
    • The new Challenger-inspired driver-oriented cockpit is refined, upscale and high-tech throughout, featuring an available, 10.1-inch touchscreen angled 7 degrees toward the driver:
      • New centre stack features 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5 system and is horizontally focused; mid-mounted switch bank is equipped with chrome stripped toggles
        • Comfort controls easier to access with dedicated heated and cooled seat buttons
        • Sporty feeling integrated toggle switches with bright accents
           
  • New, wrapped and accent-stitched mid-bolster on the instrument panel is featured throughout the entire Durango lineup
  • On Durango GT models and up, each price class has an available wrapped instrument panel
  • More refined and high-end vent details and decorative elements
  • Newly designed console offers more bin storage, soft-wrapped surround with accent stitch on all price classes, new key fob storage and available, convenient wireless charging
     
  • New interior colours and finishes throughout the lineup:
    • SXT: Supernova applique
    • GT: Apex applique
    • R/T: Vitra Grey interior, Apex applique; Forged Carbon Fibre is optional
    • Citadel: Ebony Red, Crypto Sweep – laser-etched, Gloss Black applique
       
  • The new Durango R/T AWD equipped with the Tow N Go Package leverages SRT’s menacing looks, 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 performance and unmatched towing with best-in-class towing of 3,946 kg (8,700 lb.), an increased top speed of 233 km/h (145 mph), Track, Sport, Snow and Tow drive modes and a retuned SRT-performance exhaust with an unmistakable iconic Dodge exhaust rumble:
    • R/T AWD equipped with the Tow N Go Package also includes Performance Pages, retuned SRT active noise cancellation, new Electronic Limited Slip Differential and SRT active damping suspension
    • Updated styling includes SRT wheels and tires, black Brembo brakes, flares and sills, exhaust with tips and lower valence:
      • Standard 20-by-10-inch aluminum wheels in Matte Vapour finish ride on Pirelli Scorpion Zero all-season tires
         
  • The Dodge Durango Citadel is the luxury trim of the Durango lineup and delivers many premium features as standard equipment:
    • Durango Citadel offers two powertrain options:
      • The award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine rated at 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque is standard
      • The classic 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine, available on the Citadel, produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Trailer-tow Group IV equipment is available on Citadel with an integrated trailer brake switch, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, Class IV hitch receiver, rear load-leveling shocks and full-size spare tire with the Class IV trailer receiver and integrated brake controller
    • The available Citadel Anodized Platinum package features unique cues and accents, including:
      • Platinum chrome accents on door handles and mirror caps
      • 20-by-8-inch Satin Carbon wheels
      • Dual rear exhaust with bright chrome tips
    • With room for six people, the Citadel features available heated and ventilated Nappa leather front and passenger seats with embossed “Dodge stripes” // and heated second-row captain’s chairs
    • Largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5 comes standard with TomTom navigation, Sirius XM Radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto
    • Full suite of available safety features includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Advanced Brake Assist, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
       
  • New 10.1-inch touchscreen is nearly 20 per cent larger than Uconnect 8.4-inch screen and is standard on the Durango R/T, Citadel, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat; optional on the GT and SXT:
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all Durango models
    • New, available wireless charging keeps personal devices fully charged without cords cluttering up the cabin – standard on R/T, Citadel, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat; optional on GT
       
  • The new Durango offers the all-new Uconnect 5 system, which is five times faster, more connected, helpful, content rich and adds greater personalization, making it the most advanced Uconnect system ever:
    • The all-new Uconnect 5 system includes unique appearances and features specific to the new Durango, including:
      • Unique Dodge-themed appearance with black and red accents
      • Vehicle icon on the category bar features Durango graphic
    • SRT models have additional unique appearance features and Easter eggs, including:
      • Unique SRT “Smoke Show” start-up animation
      • Climate control page features Dodge stripe adjustable climate control icon and “Mode person” with race helmet
      • Unique Serpentine font used throughout the Durango display system
      • Vehicle icon on the home page “category bar” features Durango graphic with SRT logo
      • SRT Performance Pages (standard on R/T, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat) provide information on vehicle performance, including timers, g-force, gauges, engine and dyno readouts
      • Configurable Drive Modes provide more vehicle control
      • Race Options allow the driver to activate, deactivate and adjust the rpm values for Launch Control and Shift Light features
    • Available with the Uconnect LTE WiFi Package, customers with Alexa-enabled devices at home can easily ask Alexa to start the car, lock/unlock doors and more via Uconnect

Highlights:
  • Intelligent powertrains deliver more performance than ever across the Durango lineup for 2021 with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission and a driver-oriented electronic shifter. In addition to the 710-horsepower supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat V-8 on the Durango SRT Hellcat, the Durango lineup includes:
    • The 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine on the Durango SRT 392 delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, 4.4-second 0-60 mph acceleration, NHRA-certified 12.9-second quarter-mile and best-in-class towing capability of 3,946 kg (8,700 lb.)
    • The classic 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine, standard on the Durango R/T and available on the Citadel, produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
    • The award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on the Durango Citadel, GT and SXT
       
  • Standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, specifically calibrated for the Dodge Durango, optimizes shift points and delivers maximum torque to all four wheels:
    • The Durango SRT Hellcat increase the shift points to 6,100 rpm, which produces its 710 horsepower
    • The transmission takes into account variables, including engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, tire slip and downshift detection to determine the appropriate transmission shift map. The end result is a fully adaptable performance experience
    • For the ultimate driver-controlled experience, the transmission can be manually shifted using the performance-inspired steering-wheel paddle shifters
       
  • On both the 392 HEMI V-8 and the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engines, Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy, four-cylinder mode and V-8 mode when more power is in demand
  • Driver-oriented electronic T-shifter gives the driver intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate for added control
  • Dodge Durango’s rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain is the foundation for its outstanding on-road driving performance, providing weight balance front to rear and improving transfer of power to each wheel. Standard all-wheel drive (AWD) further enhances driver confidence, traction and handling by leveraging the Durango’s near perfect 50/50 weight distribution:
    • Durango models equipped with the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine and the Trailer Tow Package feature a low-range transfer case with a neutral position:
      • Low range improves light off-road performance and helps ease maneuvers, such as pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer
      • The neutral position in the transfer case allows the vehicle to be flat-towed without damaging powertrain components
         
  • The Durango SRT performance look is available with all powertrains. The performance front fascia with functional SRT hood, including centre air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors, is available on Durango GT models powered by the 3.6-litre V-6 engine and standard on Durango R/T models powered by the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8
  • A driver’s SUV, the 2021 Dodge Durango delivers excitement and modernized refinement thanks to its world-class suspension, structural refinements and performance driving characteristics, all of which are usually found on premium performance SUVs at much higher price points
  • With standard seven-passenger seating on SXT, GT and R/T, and optional six-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs, the seats in the 2021 Dodge Durango can be configured more than 50 different ways. Durango Citadel, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat models feature three rows of seating with standard second-row captain’s chairs and six-passenger seating
  • Families with three or more children will find the Durango’s available captain’s chairs with pass-through especially helpful as child safety seats can be latched into each second-row seat, and there’s still easy pass-through for passengers to walk between to get to the third row
  • Durango offers a class-exclusive Blu-ray video rear entertainment system with two high-resolution 9-inch screens, one on each front seat back. Each screen allows customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs or play their gaming systems via inputs for HDMI or RCA cables for each screen integrated into the front seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote
     
  • Available 10.1-inch touchscreen, nearly 20 per cent larger than Uconnect 8.4-inch screen, is standard on the Durango R/T, Citadel, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat; optional on the GT and SXT:
    • Uconnect 4 with 8.4-inch touchscreen comes standard on Durango SXT and GT models
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all Durango models
       
  • The Durango offers the all-new Uconnect 5 system, which is five times faster, more connected, helpful, content rich and adds greater personalization, making it the most advanced Uconnect system ever:
    • The all-new Uconnect 5 system includes a unique Dodge-themed appearance with black and red accents and Durango-specific features
    • Available with the Uconnect LTE Wifi Package, customers with Alexa-enabled devices at home can easily ask Alexa to start the car, lock/unlock doors and more via Uconnect
       
  • Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, with seven standard air bags, including full-length three-row side-curtain airbags, standard front-seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, front-row active head restraints, standard trailer-sway control and available forward collision warning with active braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and more.

Model Lineup
For 2021, the Dodge Durango lineup consists of six models:
  • SXT
  • GT
  • R/T (with new available Tow N Go Package)
  • Citadel
  • SRT 392
  • SRT Hellcat

Available Exterior Colours:
  • Billet Silver
  • DB Black
  • Destroyer Grey
  • F8 Green
  • Granite
  • Ultraviolet
  • Octane Red
  • Reactor Blue
  • Redline
  • Vice White
  • White Knuckle

Available Interior Colours:
  • Black
  • Black/Light Frost
  • Black/Radar Red
  • Black/Vitra Grey
  • Black/Ebony Red
  • Black/Demonic Red


FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2020. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.