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Dodge’s New 2022 Durango R/T Plus Model Is Now Up On Build & Price Configurator!

More Luxurious Durango R/T Makes A Statement In 2022...

In October, we told you about the Dodge brand’s decision to “simplify” its 2022 Dodge Durango lineup. It wasn’t long after, in November, we broke the news that the Dodge brand would re-introduce the Durango R/T Plus – a more luxurious variant of the popular performance-based 5.7-liter HEMI V8-powered three-row SUV.

2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus Tow N’ Go. (Dodge).

Following the footsteps of the widely-popular Durango GT Plus model, Dodge is looking to continue to offer even more bang for the buck and lure some of the Grand Cherokee L’s more luxury-friendly customers to the American performance brand.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland Off-Road. (Jeep).

The 2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus adds a load of standard features to the Durango R/T. Those options include the following…

  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Power Sunroof
  • Forward-Collision Warning-Plus
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning-Plus
  • 19-Speaker 825-Watt Harman Kardon Sound System
  • Premium Interior Group – 
    • Premium Instrument Panel
    • Dinamica Suede Headliner
  • Nappa Leather Seats
2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus Tow N’ Go. (Dodge).

Unlike the 5.7-liter HEMI V8-powered 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L which has a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs., the Durango R/T with the same engine can out tow its newer three-row cousin by an additional 200 lbs. with rear-wheel-drive (RWD). However, when equipped with the Tow N’ Go Package, the Durango R/T Plus can pull up 8,700 lbs. Proving that just because the Grand Cherokee L is newer, doesn’t necessarily make it better. 

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque rating under the hood of the Durango R/T Plus. Mated to a ZF-sourced 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission, the Durango R/T Plus has lightning-fast and precise shifts. With the optional Tow N’ Go Package, the Durango R/T Plus can nail down 0 to 60 mph in the low 6-second range and do a standing 1/4-mile at 14.7 seconds @ 95 mph. Not bad for a vehicle weighing 5,313 lbs.

2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus Tow N’ Go with Blacktop Package. (Dodge).

The Durango R/T Plus blends the high-performance attitude of the Durango R/T adding some more luxurious and safety amenities that can be found on the luxury-oriented Citadel model. Now, you can configure your own Durango R/T Plus on Dodge.com’s Build & Price configurator. The new Durango R/T Plus has been added and can be configured in a number of exciting ways for the 2022 model year.

Durango R/T Plus options include…

  • Rear DVD Entertainment System – $1,995
    • Blu-Ray™ Compatible Dual Screen Video
    • Rear Seat Video System
  • Trailer-Tow Group IV – $1,995
    • 2-Speed On-Demand Transfer Case
    • Class IV Receiver-Hitch
    • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
    • Rear Load-Leveling Suspension
    • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Dual Stripes by Mopar® – $1,195 
    • Flame Red
    • Bright Blue
    • Low-Gloss Gunmetal
    • Sterling Silver
  • Blacktop Appearance Package – $1,395
    • Gloss-Black Badges
    • Gloss-Black Exterior Mirrors
    • Satin Black “Dodge” Tail Lamp Badge
    • 20-Inch x 8-Inch Black Noise Aluminum Wheels on R/T Plus
    • 20-Inch x 10-Inch Lights Out Aluminum Wheels on R/T Plus with Tow N’ Go
  • 2nd Row Console with Armrest and Storage – $1,275
    • 12-Volt Auxillary Power Outlet in Console
      1-USB Charging Port in Console
      3rd-Row Full-Console Floor Mat
      Illuminated Rear Cupholders
  • Red Brembo® Brakes with SRT Performance Pads – $395 
  • Black Tubular Side Steps by Mopar® – $650 
  • Forged Carbon Fiber Interior Accents – $995
  • Cargo Plus Group – $595
    • Black Roof Rails
    • Cargo Compartment Cover
    • Integrated Roof Rail Crossbars
  • Tow N’ Go Package (AWD Only) – $4,995
    • 145-MPH Maximum Speed Calibration
    • 160-MPH Primary Speedometer
    • 20-Inch x 6.5-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel
    • Pirelli Verde Zero 295/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Tires
    • 7-and 4-Pin Wiring Harness
    • Active Noise-Control System
    • Adaptive Damping Suspension
    • Automatic Headlamp Leveling System
    • Black Brembo® Brakes
    • Body-Color Rear Fascia
    • Class IV Receiver-Hitch
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Drive Modes – Sport/Track/Tow/Snow
    • Electronic Limited-Slip Differential Rear Axle
    • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
    • High-Performance Exhaust
    • High-Performance Suspension
    • Performance-Tuned Steering
    • Quadra-Trac® Active On-Demand 4WD
    • Run Flat Tires
    • Trailer Brake Controller
    • 20-Inch x 10-Inch Lights-Out Aluminum Wheels (standard on Tow N’ Go)
    • 20-Inch x 10.0-Inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels (with Blacktop Package)
2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus with Vitra Grey Nappa Leather. (Dodge).
While the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup featured 6 exterior colors to choose from, the 2022 model is a stark contrast. Originally only available in 4 exterior colors for 2022, DB Black (PXJ), White Knuckle (PW7), Octane Red (PRV), and Destroyer Gray (PDN), a lot of Durango fans were upset that Dodge would eliminate the more vibrant colors from the lineup. 
 
2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus with Tow N’ Go Package. (Dodge).
Those dealers who were lucky enough to get their orders into Dodge before the end of the year were able to choose from two additional colors F8 Green and Redline. So if you are looking for those two options, you may want to start contacting dealers to see who exactly has one in transit or being built.
 
 

The Durango R/T Plus has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $52,225 for RWD models and $54,825 for all-wheel-drive (AWD) models. Both prices don’t include the additional $1,595 for the destination charge. 

For more information on ordering or availability on a 2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus, you can contact your local Dodge dealer. You can also configure your own 2022 Dodge Durango R/T Plus on Dodge.com.

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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