Dodge shook up the sport-utility market this past month, with the introduction of the 2021 Dodge Durango. Not only did the brand launch the long-awaited Durango SRT Hellcat model, add some fresh exterior styling elements, and revamp the interior, the Durango was given some added towing capability to its three-row full-size SUV.
Since the introduction of the 2021 Durango, we have been flooded with questions around the different towing capabilities surrounding the different trim levels.
Starting with the limited edition 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the Durango SRT392, and the new R/T Tow N’ Go all now deliver a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds. We have already discussed the R/T Tow N’ Go package, in an earlier post. Thanks to the addition of SRT wheels and tires, large Brembo brakes, SRT suspension with additional drive modes the Durango R/T Tow N’ Go package allows the 5.7-liter HEMI V8-powered three-row to deliver the same 8,700 pounds towing capacity as its higher horsepower siblings.
The Durango R/T Tow N’ Go package is only available on all-wheel-drive (AWD) R/T models and will add an additional $4,995 USD to the price tag of the Durango R/T AWD. The package allows the Durango R/T Tow N’ Go to offer 300 pounds more towing capacity than the full-size 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe with the 6.2-liter V8.
But what about the other models in the lineup? For the standard R/T and Citadel V8 models, which are powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 delivers the same 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque as the Tow N’ Go model, but offers a tow rating of 7,200 pounds for AWD models and an increased 7,400 pounds for rear-wheel-drive models. That is the same towing numbers as the 2020 Dodge Durango models with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.
For those who choose a 2021 Dodge Durango SXT, GT, or Citadel V6 model, the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 makes 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and offers standard engine stop-start (ESS) technology lowers emissions while also saving fuel. The 2021 Dodge Durango V6 models offer a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. That’s plenty of towing for those who are looking for the average person’s weekend toys.
Dodge says that Dodge Durango buyers are 4-times more likely to purchase for towing capability than any other full-size SUV customer. So it makes sense to add the all-new Tow N’ Go package to the R/T AWD model to the lineup. The 2021 Dodge Durango is now available to be ordered through your local Dodge dealer and should arrive in the third quarter of 2020.