With just minor modifications revealed for the 2022 YM, anticipation for the 2023 Dodge Durango is growing. The makeover is more likely than ever before. The current model will receive tech improvements for the next season, followed by upgrades under the bonnet and in terms of design. The Durango is one of the last Dodge SUVs, and the firm is still attempting to make a name for itself in this competitive segment.
The SUV has the same basis as the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Buyers, on the other hand, are purchasing more Jeep SUVs. This sparked a lot of speculations claiming that the Dodge Durango is switching to a ladder frame. This means the Durango SUV could arrive with a body-on-frame structure. We can’t confirm if the SRT variant will once again offer the famous Hellcat engine. However, most of the things should remain intact, including the trim levels.
Durango Could Switch to Body-On-Frame Architecture
The current generation looks good. Durango arrived with numerous updates two years ago. Now, the 2023 Dodge Durango could introduce interesting upgrades once again. The Durango model was the family’s only three-row vehicle for a long period. However, the Grand Cherokee now has an L version, the Wagoneer is a full-size SUV, and the Grand Compass could hit the dealerships in the coming months as well.
Clearly, all these models are sharing a lot of things, including exterior design. On the other hand, Durango belongs to the Dodge family, so it won’t be a classic Jeep in terms of appearance. A new platform could mean the Durango SUV will slightly grow in size. At this moment, we don’t have spy shots, but we expect to see a couple of exterior changes and refreshments.
Interior Gets More Standard Features
On the inside, the new 2023 Dodge Durango will also introduce a couple of updates. Still, interior overhaul won’t happen, as some reports suggest. Instead, the manufacture will only provide updates in terms of technology. This means the cabin design and its layout will remain intact. Durango will arrive with the same trim levels.
The base model offers a standard 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen. New model will probably feature the next-gen Uconnect5 infotainment system. We expect to see new driver-assistance features for improved safety. The upper trim levels will gain even more luxury once again. Hopefully, even the base trim level will provide more standard equipment. However, Dodge will reveal more details in the coming months.
Numerous Engine Options
The upcoming mid-size SUV will continue to deliver versatility. It is one of the reasons why Durango is still available for purchase. The 2023 Dodge Durango has a number of engines under the hood. The base model features a V6 engine capable of producing 296 horsepower. Some rumors are predicting a diesel engine with 260 horses and lb-ft of torque.
However, this is unlikely to happen, as there are two additional V8 engines on offer. A 5.7-liter output can produce 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, while a 6.4-liter engine develops 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of twists. Lastly, the 6.2-liter Hellcat engine that powers Durango SRT is capable of delivering 707 horsepower.
2023 Dodge Durango Release Date, Price
The forthcoming 2023 Dodge Durango will cost around $45,000. It will be a small jump in terms of price, which is perfectly reasonable. On the other hand, trim levels with more luxury may cost up to $90,000. The sales will begin in the second half of 2022, most likely next fall. Reportedly, Durango will be replaced by a new Dodge’s crossover in next two years.