The current generation of Dodge’s mid-size SUV is one of the longest-living active models on the market. It’s been around since 2010 but thanks to a couple of nice updates, it still looks relevant, even when compared to younger competition. It is spacious, rugged and available with some pretty impressive V8 engines. However, everything has its end, and so does the current generation. It looks like the 2025 Dodge Durango is finally about to get a full redesign. According to the latest reports, changes will be bigger than usual.
Namely, it looks like the new Durango is going back to its roots. After a one-generation break, the new model will once again ride on a body-on-frame platform, reports suggest. Moreover, it also looks like the new Durango will get bigger and feature full-size dimensions. Finally, big changes will happen under the hood, as the good-old V8s will be discontinued.
The 2025 Dodge Durango should arrive sometime in the second half of 2024.
2025 Dodge Durango Redesign
The fourth generation of Dodge’s SUV will come after almost a decade and a half. So, it’s easy to presume that the changes will be significant. However, Durango and Grand Cherokee won’t be close relatives anymore – they will go in separate ways. While Jeep’s legend already received a full redesign and now rides on a modern Giorgio platform, the Durango is getting back to its roots, with a traditional truck-based design.
Yes, the next-generation 2025 Dodge Durango is likely to get back to the body-on-frame platform and we presume it would be based on the Ram’s pickup lineup. More precisely, it would share most of the parts with the Ram 1500, not just in terms of the chassis, but in terms of suspension, styling elements and various technologies.
As for the exterior design, a couple of digital renderings already appeared on the internet and they suggest what Dodge’s new design language could look like. Still, the exact styling is a mystery but, on the other hand, what’s not so mysterious is the size, which is expected to grow a bit. Namely, although pretty big, the current model still belongs to the mid-size segment. The new 2025 Dodge Durango, on the other hand, is expected to be a full-size SUV. In other words, it would compete with models like Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia etc.
This also means that it should have a lot of similarities with the Jeep Wagoneer. That refers not just to the platform, but to many other design and technical solutions. Still, Dodge will, we presume, tend to make things simpler. It will tend to make the new Durango more affordable than Jeep’s SUV, which walks on a fine line between mainstream and premium segments.
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2025 Dodge Durango will probably be a more affordable proposal than Jeep Wagoner. Therefore, we presume it could come with a simpler and more straightforward design. However, that doesn’t mean it will lack any modern features. The current model already impresses with its intuitive infotainment system, so we expect things to elevate even more. Of course, other tech and convenience features will be on offer too, just like a long list of safety features.
With full-size dimensions, the 2025 Dodge Durango will offer plenty of passenger room. With a few more inches, the third row would offer even more space, even though the current one is already pretty decent. The first rows would also offer further improvements, while we also count on a generous cargo area, which would be on par with Jeep Wagoneer, we presume. Jeep’s model is good for about 27.4 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 70.8 cubic feet behind the second row and 116.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down.
2025 Dodge Durango Engines
As for the powertrain, we presume big changes are going to happen. These are different times, and it is quite obvious that the old HEMI V8s will be retired. The replacement should come in the form of the new 3.0-liter inline-six engine, known as Hurricane. The base version of the engine offers around 420 horsepower, but the new Durango could also be offered with a version with 510 horsepower.
Besides Hurricane, the next-generation Durango could also come with some sort of electrification. Currently, the 4xe system from Wrangler and Grand Cherokee is the biggest favorite. That system is based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four and delivers a combined output of 375 horsepower. We presume it’s possible to see Durango with a slightly bigger battery, which would provide decent all-electric autonomy.
2025 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
The officials are still quiet, but we believe that the 2025 Dodge Durango is about to arrive sometime in the second half of the next year. It’s still early for price estimation, but we presume things wouldn’t be much different compared to other models in the class, which usually start at around 55.000 dollars.