2021 Dodge Durango Engine Options

March 22nd, 2021 by

2021 Dodge Durango Engine Options

The Dodge Durango has undergone a few iterations since it was initially brought to market in the 1998 model year. Currently in its third generation, the Durango received some major upgrades heading into the 2021 model year. You’ll notice some upgrades to the interior of the vehicle – most notably, the 10.1” Uconnect touchscreen. Some upgrades to the 2021 Durango are found under the hood. For the first time, the exclusive Supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine is available on the Dodge Durango! In this article, we will take a deeper dive into the engines available on the 2021 Dodge Durango.

 

2021 Dodge Durango Engines

3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

The first available engine we’ll discuss is the base level 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine. If you’ve shopped CDJR branded before, you’ll recognize this engine in a few other models like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. The V6 engine is very capable managing to put out up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also the most fuel-efficient engine available on the Durango getting up to an EPA-estimated 26 highway MPG. Choose this engine if you are looking for a smooth-riding and fuel-efficient daily driver.

 

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

Next up is the recognizable HEMI branded V8. This 5.7L HEMI V8 engine offers customers incredible power without having to pay up for the more premium engine offerings. This engine uses Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Fuel Saver Technology to manage an impressive EPA-estimated 22 highway MPG. However fuel efficiency isn’t the story here. Let’s talk about power. The 5.7L V8 puts out a powerful 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine is perfect for the customer needing to tow behind their Durango. When the R/T trim level is equipped with the available Tow N Go Package, this Durango engine can tow up to 8,700 pounds!

 

6.4L V8 SRT® HEMI® ENGINE

The third engine option we’ll discuss is also a HEMI but comes with another abbreviation that makes a big difference – SRT. SRT, or Street & Racing Technology, is FCA’s high-performance automobile group. This upgraded technology is really where the Dodge Durango distinguishes itself from its competitors. The 6.4L HEMI V8 comes standard on the Durango SRT All-Wheel Drive model, and it puts out an incredible 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also be able to tow up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped.

 

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI SRT HELLCAT V8 ENGINE

We’ve now reached the “insanely powerful engine” section of our presentation. The Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 is just that – SUPERCHARGED. We’re talking a mind-boggling 710 max horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also capable of towing 8,700 pounds when properly equipped. As we’ve mentioned, 2021 marks the first year this engine is available on the Dodge Durango. This Hellcat engine makes the Dodge Durango the most powerful SUV on the market.

 

2021 Dodge Durango Engine Options By Trim Level

Before you decide the trim level on your Dodge Durango, you’ll likely want to know which engine options are available. Below we’ve listed each trim level with the available engine offerings.

 

2021 Dodge Durango SXT & SXT Plus

  • 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Dodge Durango GT & GT Plus

  • 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Dodge Durango R/T

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

 

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel

  • 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

 

2021 Dodge Durango SRT

  • 6.4L V8 SRT® HEMI® ENGINE

 

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

  • SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI SRT HELLCAT V8 ENGINE

 

As you can see, the trim levels step up alongside the engine. Essentially, the higher the trim level the more powerful the engine. The one exception is the Citadel trim which offers both a V6 and V8 option.

 

Dodge Durango at Glenn’s Freedom CDJR

Thanks for reading our article on the “2021 Dodge Durango Engine Options.” Glenn’s Freedom CDJR is proud to offer the 2021 Dodge Durango for sale to customers in Kentucky. Our Dodge Sales Specialists are standing by to answer any questions regarding your purchasing decision. Call, click or stop by our Dodge dealership in Lexington, KY today!

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