A lot of people were questioning if the luxury-oriented Dodge Durango Citadel, would return for the 2021 model year due to the brand constant push for performance. A few months ago, our spy photographers caught the updated upscale Durango, testing near Auburn Hills, Michigan, giving us a clear indication that it was dead yet. Fast forward to last week and the American performance brand took the wraps off the updated 2021 Dodge Durango and the return of the Citadel model.
The 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel is the all-in luxury trim of the Durango lineup, delivering many premium features as standard equipment. The Citadel offers two powertrain options, both of which include standard towing equipment:
- The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, is standard
- The classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, available on the Citadel, produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
Trailer-tow Group IV equipment is standard on Citadel with an integrated trailer brake switch, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, Class IV hitch receiver, rear load-leveling shocks, a full-size spare tire, a Class IV trailer receiver, and integrated brake controller.
The Citadel exterior features high-end, unique cues and accents, including Platinum chrome accents on door handles and mirror caps, 20-inch-by-8-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels and dual rear exhaust with bright chrome tips. Inside, the Citadel has room for six people and features heated and ventilated Nappa leather driver and passenger seats with embossed ‘Dodge stripes,’ //, and heated second-row captain’s chairs.
The largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5 comes standard with TomTom navigation, SiriusXM Radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto. The full suite of safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Advanced Brake Assist, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, also comes standard.
Ordering for the 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel opens this month at your local Dodge dealer. We should be seeing the new Durango Citadel arriving in dealers this October.