It looks like Dodge’s SUV is finally about to get a full redesign. The current generation has been around since 2011 and it’s about time to see some changes, despite the last year’s update. Allegedly, the new generation is in development and what’s interesting about it is that the Durango is getting back to its roots. Namely, the new model will ride on a body-on-frame platform, which isn’t the case with the current model. The new model is expected to arrive sometime in the next year, as the 2024 Dodge Durango.
Of course, we count on a full load of novelties. Besides the new platform, we expect to see a completely new design, both outside and inside. Furthermore, the new design will be complemented with new engine options, particularly the new inline-six engine. Finally, the new generation will grow in size, which means that the new Durango will compete in the segment of full-size SUVs.
2024 Dodge Durango Design
As we’ve just mentioned, a lot of new things are coming with this redesign. First of all, we are about to see a new platform. The next-generation 2024 Dodge Durango will get back to its roots. Just like the first two generations, the fourth generation will also ride on a body-on-frame architecture. Unlike the current model, which shares most of its parts with the previous-generation Grand Cherokee, the new model will have most in common with Jeep Wagoneer.
It will ride on the same platform, while we also expect a big size increase. While the current model belongs to the mid-size segment, the new model will be a full-size SUV, designed to compete with models like Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia etc.
When it comes to styling, it’s still early to talk about details. Dodge is yet to establish a new design language, but we may presume that some inspiration could be taken from the RAM pickup, particularly at the front. The rest of the body would come in a typical SUV manner, with a long wagon-like body.
At this point, it’s still early to talk about interior design. Once again, it’s been more than a decade since Dodge launched a new vehicle, so all the cabins in the lineup look outdated. So, we can predict aesthetics, but we may presume that the build quality would be notably improved, while we have no doubt that there will also be a generous amount of modern tech features, including massive touchscreens, digital instrument cluster, all kinds of connectivity features etc.
Considering that the 2024 Dodge Durango will probably feature a pretty similar size to the Wagoneer, we may expect a similar amount of space as well. Three rows of seats would be standard and all three should be able to accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area should offer typical ratings for the class.
2024 Dodge Durango Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, there is a lot of options for the new 2024 Dodge Durango. Of course, the good-old HEMI V8 units are still in the game. The current Wagoneer comes with a 5.7-liter unit that puts out 392 horsepower, while the Grand Wagoneer comes with a bigger 6.4-liter unit that puts out around 471 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
However, the company has just introduced the new 3.0-liter inline-six, called Hurricane. This turbocharged engine should come in various power outputs, while the first version for the Wagoneer should feature a max output of 500 horsepower. Some sources also speculate about a plug-in hybrid powertrain based on this engine.
2024 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2024 Dodge Durango will hit the market already in the second half of the next year. Some estimations suggest that the base version could cost around 50.000 dollars.