Fiat Chrysler decided to spice up things with the new 2019 Dodge Durango GT. The amazing SUV will become an even more interesting option to buy after the manufacturer releases the SRT-treated model in the dealerships. Though, it’s important, perhaps crucial, the fact that cosmetic improvements that the crossover received won’t be complemented with any performance upgrades.
Let’s start with improvements, shall we?
Well, the 2019 Durango GT SRT definitely looks better than the Rallye Appearance version, which was the topping option so far. The SRT-based SUV gets a unique hood design with a center air inlet duct. There is also a pair of heat extractors, as well as a bit more aggressive front fascia and LED headlights. The potential buyer will be able to add some extra excitement with optional equipment like interesting 20-inch wheels and a trailer brake. Plus, there’s an imposing 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, while the cabin features leather-trimmed seats with suede inserts, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and a power liftgate. Both front and rear seats can get a heating option, which is the case with the steering wheel too.
Like we said earlier, the 2019 Dodge Durango GT SRT can’t provide any extra dose of adrenaline because it’s paired with its usual 3.6-liter V6 engine. The unit delivers 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque which power either rear or all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. By using the powertrain, the Durango is capable to tow up to 6,200 pounds.
From our point of view, the new Durango GT seems nice and everything, but if you really want the performance version of the SUV it’s always better to get a pure-blooded 2019 Dodge Durango SRT because the model is going to retain its 6.4-liter V-8 with 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
Still, the GT version will cost significantly less, so it’s up to you. Regarding the 2019 Durango, well, the SUV will hit the showrooms this fall, and the base option will cost exactly $29,995. The automaker hasn’t released pricing information for trim levels, so we have no clue how many green bills you have to have in case you want to buy the all-new 2019 Dodge Durango GT SRT.