I want that vehicle. How much is it? My electrician asked as I started towards the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392. I like talking to a person that recognizes a car I’m driving. It intrigues that someone who drives a truck all day knows the Durango, knows the model, and why they want that particular vehicle.
TJ knew that he needed the Durango to fit at least six adults, his family of two adults and four children. He needs a vehicle with plenty of torque to get up the hill to his house, especially in the snow. TJ currently drives a 2004 Ram 1500, so it would make sense that he is looking at the same brand. But is the SRT 392 out of his budget?
What does RT mean for Dodge?
R/T stands for Road and Track. The R/T variants of Dodge vehicles are almost similar to SRT. The R/T is less expensive and has slightly less power.
What does SRT mean for Dodge?
SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology for Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler models. Current vehicles that carry the SRT moniker are the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (2015–present), Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (2018–2021), and the Dodge Durango SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat.
When you purchase an SRT vehicle, you get power, braking, and aerodynamics upgrades. The impressive Supercharged HEMI V8 engine powers every SRT. This engine makes the Dodge Durango SUV take off from 0 to 60 in only 4.4 seconds.
SRT models are designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, having air induction hoods, spoilers, and wide-body styling to reduce drag and improve overall handling.
Every SRT comes with Brembo Brake systems. High-performance Brembo calipers and slotted brakes allow you to brake quickly and safely.
The SRT is the sought-after vehicle of choice. It combines all the features of luxury, space, and functionality with a performance engine. There is a reason Dodge touts that as the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, and the Dodge Durango SRT 392, America’s fastest, most powerful, and most capable three-row SUV.
If you feel like you’re in a muscle car instead of an SUV, Dodge intended that feeling. The new interior has a Challenger-inspired driver-centric cockpit, a five-times-faster Uconnect 5 on the largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen with great performance.
There are six models of the Dodge Durango and four engines available.
- The SXT, GT, and Citadel all come standard as a Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) with the 3.6-liter Pentastar variable-valve timing (VVT) V-6 with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine can get up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
- The R/T comes standard as a Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) with a 5.7-liter HEMI variable-camshaft timing (VCT) V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology paired to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, standard on the Durango R/T and available on the Citadel, produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
- The SRT 392 comes standard as an All-wheel-drive (AWD) with a 392-cu.-in. HEMI VCT V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine on the Durango SRT 392 delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, 4.4-second 0-60 mph acceleration, NHRA-certified 12.9-second quarter-mile, and best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds.
- The SRT Hellcat comes standard as an All-wheel-drive (AWD) with a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V-8 with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The Hellcat delivers 710-horsepower supercharged horsepower.
TJ definitely needs an all-wheel-drive to get up his hill out in the country. The Dodge Durango I drove was the SRT 392 that has all-wheel-drive as standard.
TJ thought the SRT 392 would run around $70,000. He is right; that is the base price. But the SUV I drove was $82,757. If he left off some of the optional equipment, he could get the vehicle of his dreams and compromise at $75,000.
Dodge has supplied the Durango with lots of standard safety equipment including, Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags, Supplemental Side Curtain All Rows Air Bags, Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags, and Driver Inflatable Knee–Bolster Air Bag. Combine the Electronic Stability Control Red Brembo Brakes with SRT Performance Pads with 4–Wheel Traction Control Adaptive Damping Suspension and Electronic Limited–Slip Differential Rear Axle.
Add in some high-Performance Exhaust Performance–Tuned Steering Configurable Drive Mode ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera ParkSense Front and Rear Park–Assist. Top it off with Stop Power Liftgate Remote–Start System Remote–Proximity Keyless–Entry Push–Button Start.
Dodge Durango interior
Full-length front floor console with two illuminated cup holders, interior 12-volt power outlet and LED-illuminated USB connection (if equipped), console lid tissue holder and storage tray with anodized shifter bezel; rear of console features air-conditioning vent controls, rear-seat heat controls (if equipped) and video jacks (if equipped).
Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, SRT Performance Pages SRT Track Experience, SiriusXM Guardian, Connected Service w/Trial Period Global Telematics Box Module (TBM) SiriusXM, with 360L SiriusXM, with 6–Month Radio Sub Call 800–643–2112 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, Connected Travel and Traffic Services Wireless Charging–Pad, 9 Alpine Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer Active Noise–Control System Heated Front Seats.
Available Exterior Colors
- Billet Silver
- DB Black
- Destroyer Grey
- F8 Green
- Octane Red ($395)
- Reactor Blue
- Vice White
- White Knuckle
Available Interior Colors
- Black/Light Frost
- Black/Radar Red
- Black/Vitra Grey
- Black/Ebony Red
- Black/Demonic Red
The starting price of the Durango SRT 392 that I drove is $65,877, so there has been a small change in price since the prices below were released. Not enough to keep TJ from buying the SUV.
2021 Dodge Durango models and pricing
2021 Dodge Durango SXT RWD $31,765
2021 Dodge Durango SXT AWD $34,365
2021 Dodge Durango GT RWD $35,965
2021 Dodge Durango GT AWD $38,565
2021 Dodge Durango R/T RWD $45,305
2021 Dodge Durango R/T AWD $47,905
2021 Dodge Durango R/T AWD Tow N Go $52,900
2021 Dodge Durango Citadel RWD $47,805
2021 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD $50,405
2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AWD $62,995
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD $80,995
All prices exclude the $1,495 destination charge.