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Eric's Autos: 2022 Dodge Durango

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The last of the V8 Interceptors -- from the "Mad Max" movies -- was a car. The real thing may be something like the Dodge Durango SUV -- especially the SRT 392 variant, which is equipped with the biggest V8 you can still get in just about anything.

Plus, every Durango variant is now equipped with something else, too.

What It Is

The Durango is a midsize, performance-themed SUV that's available with either of two big V8s and now comes standard with a third row and room for seven.

Prices start at $36,995 for the base SXT trim, which is rear-wheel-drive and comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 -- and the third row, which was formerly optional. A full-time all-wheel-drive system can be added a la carte. This raises the sticker price to $38,995.

R/T trims come standard with a 5.7-liter V8 and 360 horsepower, plus a sport-tuned suspension package and 20-inch wheels/tires. The rear-drive version lists for $49,795. A heavier-duty, truck-type 4WD system (with low-range gearing) is optional. If selected, the MSRP increases to $51,795.

 

For an even bigger V8 -- and even more horsepower -- Dodge offers the SRT 392 iteration of the Durango. It comes with a 6.4-liter, 475 horsepower V8, plus additional high-performance upgrades including a Brembo brake package, limited slip differential and a more aggressively tuned adaptive suspension. A high-performance AWD system is standard.

This top-of-the-line Durango carries an MSRP of $68,195.

What's New

The biggest change for the new model year is that the previously available third row is now part of the standard equipment suite in all trims.

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