2020 Dodge Durango: Your Powerful Family Automobile

June 22nd, 2020 by

There are plenty of vehicles on the market that work fine for families. But there are few that work perfectly for families while also providing enough power to make for a fun driving experience. 

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will take your family trips to the next level, look no further than the 2020 Dodge Durango. It comes in five different trims (SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT). It offers powerful V8 engines. It provides a spacious and comfortable drive. It comes with user-friendly features and solid predicted reliability and safety ratings. It’s awesome.

Let’s discuss in more detail what makes the 2020 Dodge Durango stand out from others in the midsize SUV class: 


Raw Power 

A V6 engine good for 295 horsepower comes standard in the 2020 Durango. For a V6, that’s not too shabby, and it’s definitely sufficient for a typical drive with the family. But there’s more to the Durango lineup than the V6. Buyers of the R/T trim get a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 standard, and you can opt for it in the Citadel trim. 

But Dodge didn’t stop there. The SRT comes with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that produces 475 hp. Whichever V8 engine you go with, you’re getting impressive power inspired by muscle car design. Such raw power provides drivers with authoritative acceleration (zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds) and makes passing other vehicles a breeze. All three engine options are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that responds effectively and shifts smoothly. 


Pure Comfort

Another impressive feature of the 2020 Durango is the roominess it provides. Whether it’s trips to the grocery store, the daily carpool, hauling sports equipment, or carrying luggage for the whole family, the Durango has you covered. It seats five passengers in the base model, though you can opt for a third row to seat seven, and every other trim comes standard with a third row. 

There are 17.2 cubic feet behind the third row, and if you fold down the third row, it allows for 43.3 cubic feet of storage. Fold down all the rear seats, and storage capacity becomes 85.1 cubic feet. You can even put down the front passenger seat to create more space and haul longer items. 

Along with its spacious cabin, the Durango has really comfortable seats, whether you go with the cloth or leather upholstery. While the first two rows of seats are comfortable for long drives, the ease of getting in and out of the third row, along with the comfort they offer adults, is perhaps what sets the SUV’s sitting experience apart from others in its class. 


Practical Tech

Drivers of the 2020 Durango will enjoy infotainment technology that’s really easy to use. The award-winning Uconnect system comes in all trim levels, along with either a seven- or 8.4-inch touchscreen. Models with the larger screen get a navigation feature. Also, all models offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, which makes it easy to access smartphone devices through the touchscreen. 

Furthermore, the interface prioritizes ease of use, and the touchscreen’s buttons are large. Buyers can opt for a nine-speaker Alpine or 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Other options include remote start, a household-style power outlet, SiriusXM, and a rear-seat DVD system. 


Good Reliability and Safety

Reliability and safety are two of the most essential qualities in any family vehicle, and the 2020 Durango has solid ratings in both. JD Power gave the vehicle four out of five stars for predicted reliability, which puts it among the best in the midsize SUV class. Also, Dodge provides a standard warranty for three years or 36,000 miles, as well as a powertrain warranty for five years or 60,000 miles. 

The 2020 Durango received the IIHS’s highest ratings in five categories. This includes “Good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof, and head restraints/seats tests and “Superior” for the Durango’s front crash prevention system. The SUV got four out of five stars for its overall rating from the NHTSA. 

When it comes to standard and optional safety features, the Durango has a lot going on. Here are some examples:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-departure alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Parking sensors (front and rear)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear-cross traffic alert
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers



Why settle for a suitable family vehicle when you can get an extraordinary one? Considering its stellar power, comfort, technology, reliability, and safety, the 2020 Dodge Durango can transform your family trips, whether it’s running daily errands or trekking across the country. But don’t take out word for it—contact us at Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat to arrange a test drive and see for yourself!

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