The current generation of Dodge’s three-row crossover has been around for a full decade and even though the competition is notably younger, the sales numbers are pretty good. Still, the company prepares some changes. After the introduction of the three-row Grand Cherokee, it looks like the new Durango will change its design approach and from what we can hear, it will get back to its roots. In other words, the 2023 Dodge Durango will be a traditional body-on-frame SUV.
At this point, we don’t know much about the new generation. Still, we may presume that most of the parts will be shared with the recently revived Jeep Wagoneer. The new Durango will ride on a fully-framed chassis. Furthermore, it will also be notably bigger compared to the current generation. It will compete in the full-size segment, with models like Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.
Although the officials are still quiet, many believe that the 2023 Dodge Durango will hit the market sometime in 2023.
2023 Dodge Durango Redesign
Without any doubt, the upcoming redesign will bring a whole lot of novelties. We’ve just mentioned that the 2023 Dodge Durango will switch to the BoF platform again, which makes perfect sense. Simply, the new three-row Grand Cherokee can take Durango’s place, while the new Wagoneer has stepped into the premium segment, which leaves place for a mainstream full-size SUV.
This role will belong to the new 2023 Dodge Durango, we presume. Therefore, you may expect that a lot of parts will be shared with the new Wagoneer, particularly in terms of mechanics. The two models will share the platform, engines and many other things. On the other hand, the new Durango will come with a less upscale interior and less exclusive features, in order to become more affordable.
When it comes to the exterior design, we presume that the 2023 Dodge Durango will feature a similar size as the new Wagoneer. Those are typical full-size SUV dimensions and we presume that the suspension setup could be pretty similar as well. This particularly refers to the independent rear suspension, which has become pretty much an industry standard.
On the other hand, it’s still early to talk about the styling, mainly because Dodge hasn’t released a new model for a very long time. Practically, there is no such thing as the brand’s contemporary design language. This company still needs to establish its new design philosophy. Considering Dodge’s tight relationship with RAM, we may expect a pretty similar front face to the one that characterizes the popular half-ton pickup. On the other hand, the overall design would come in a typical SUV layout, with a long, wagon-like body style.
The same story is about interior design. It’s still hard to predict how the new cabin is about to look like. Still, we a pretty sure that it will look less upscale compared to the new Wagoneer. Simply, this model has to compete with other mainstream SUVs, which mostly feature pretty truckish cabin designs, with the not particularly great build quality and without fancy materials. Still, we have no doubt that the new model would come packed with lots of the latest tech goodies. This would include a massive infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster and more.
When it comes to passenger space, this should be a typical three-row SUV of its class, with enough room to accommodate adults in all three rows of seats. The cargo area should also offer some pretty respectable numbers.
2023 Dodge Durango Engines
This aspect shouldn’t bring any bigger surprise. Of course, the well-known HEMI units should represent the core of the offer. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised to see base versions with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 305 horsepower. This engine would probably come standard with a mild-hybrid system, which would have a positive effect on fuel economy and driving dynamics in general.
The V8 offer would start with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, which puts out around 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. A bigger and more capable 6.4-liter unit is also possible, while we wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see a version with a supercharged Hellcat engine either.
Finally, the new 2023 Dodge Durango could follow the path of Tahoe and Expedition and also offer a diesel version. In that case, the new SUV would feature a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel that puts out around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
All models would come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
Although the officials are still quiet, many believe that the 2023 Dodge Durango could arrive sometime in 2023. We presume that the base price would go around 50.000 dollars.