2021 Dodge Durango Switches to Body-On-Frame Platform - 2021 SUVs

2021 Dodge Durango Switches to Body-On-Frame Platform

The approaching 2021 Dodge Durango will switch back to the body-on-frame platform. It is a good way to start a new generation. On top of that, the Durango SUV will get numerous cosmetic updates and interior improvements. New Dodge’s SUV will be based on the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck.

So, there you have it. The 2021 Durango is arriving with a redesign and numerous refreshments in all categories. Furthermore, this SUV will once again offer its high-performance SRT variant. The price will start higher this time, and we hope it will be worthy.

2021 Dodge Durango platform

Exterior Redesign

We don’t know that much about Durango’s redesign. So far, Dodge confirmed the body-on-frame architecture. The 2021 Dodge Durango will be the next-generation model. For that reason, the manufacturer will surely provide a significant exterior change.

New Durango will be produced in Warren Truck Assembly, Michigan. From what we know, this SUV will be based on the Ram’s 1500 pickup. Two models will share the platform and plenty of visual cues. Still, we can’t predict new exterior features or how new Durango will look like.

2021 Dodge Durango redesign

Interior Revamp

The cabin of the all-new 2021 Dodge Durango will also suffer significant refinements. According to the latest reports, this SUV will be packed with the latest high-tech features and systems. Moreover, new upholstery is in the works. Keep in mind that the current model already provides great comfort. A new model should be improvement in, basically every category. The three-row seating layout will surely remain.

However, a new platform will surely open up more space, especially in the back. The 2021 Durango will get a new interior design that will look more modern and upscale. That includes new larger displays, latest infotainment system and a couple of new amenities. The rear-seat entertainment system will be offered as optional on the base trim level. Furthermore, new Durango SUV will get more driver-assistance.

2021 Dodge Durango interior

Engine Specs, Rumors, Durango SRT

If the newest rumors are true, the upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango will get new powertrain. But first, a 3.6-liter V6 remains a standard engine option. This unit is capable of producing 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Now, the optional 5.7-liter V8 could end with the production. This engine delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. It is standard on the R/T and Citadel trim levels.

With this engine, Durango can tow almost 8,000 pounds. Now, the question is, will the new engine replace the existing 5.7-liter V8? Or, maybe next 2021 Durango will offer three powertrain choices. The range-topping Durango SRT will deploy a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. This output is rated at 475 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Dodge Durango Price and Release Date

The upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango will hit the dealerships in late 2020. This SUV will arrive as the new-gen vehicle, and the price will start slightly higher. The current model costs $40,000, so expect a small jump in terms of price. On the other hand, Durango SRT will surely cost around $65,000.

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