Dodge unveiled the first generation of the Durango at the 1997 North American International Motor Show.
The car-maker unveiled the third generation in 2011 and updated it later on almost every year.
Maybe the 2021 model should have been completely new, but the car-maker didn’t think it was the moment to launch it due to the world pandemic situation that led to financial difficulties for all the car-makers. Instead, they introduced a new facelift in July 2020.
The manufacturer revised the headlights from the outside, which now featured LED technology both for the lamps and for the daytime running lights. The grille was enhanced as well, and a new front bumper was installed. Apart from the SRT and the SRT Hellcat versions, which featured a different hood with air-scoops, the rest of the pack featured regular ones.
Inside, the manufacturer installed a new interior for the three-row SUV. A standard 8.4” U-Connect system was fitted as standard on the SXT and GT trim levels, while from the R/T and up models, a 10.1” touch-screen was fitted as standard.
Under the hood, Dodge installed two engine choices, apart from the SRT products. There was a 3.5-liter V6 unit offered in two power options and a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi that offered 360 hp. The standard transmission for the entire range was an 8-speed automatic. Dodge offered the Durango with either rear- or an all-wheel-drive system.