The 2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit Returns To Duty:

Standard AWD, Optional HEMI Power, Is Ready For Patrol...

With all of the equipment, law enforcement officers have to carry with them on a daily basis it is no surprise that agencies are ditching cars to move to bigger SUVs. Additional equipment like computers, radios, tactical gear, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and tons of written paperwork forms are just some of the gear that officers require when the go out for patrol.

2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

While companies like Ford who have ditched their Taurus-based Police Interceptor in favor of the much more popular Explorer Police Interceptor or General Motors (GM) who is dropping their full-size Chevrolet Impala, the Dodge Charger remains the only full-size sedan on the market made for law enforcement fleets. To make sure Dodge has a strong foothold on the market, this past year Dodge introduced its Durango Pursuit. The first Durango law enforcement vehicle to receive the Pursuit nameplate.

2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

So what makes the Pursuit different from the regular Durango anyone can buy at their local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat dealer? Let’s take a look at the Durango Pursuits features…


    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Variable-Valve Timing and 8-speed automatic transmission – Standard
    • 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology and Variable-Valve Timing and 8-speed automatic transmission – Optional
    • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) – Standard
      • Single-Speed, Full-Time AWD Includes MP 3010 Transfer Case (Pentastar V6)
      • Two-Speed Active On-Demand AWD MP 3023 with 4WD Low Range (HEMI V8)
2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

Mechanical Features

  • Anti-Lock Four-Wheel Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes – Standard
  • Upgraded Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling System – Standard
  • Dual Rear Exhaust System with Bright Tips – Standard
    • Single Rear Tip (Pentastar V6)
    • Dual Rear Tips (HEMI V8)
  • Power Locking Fuel Door – Standard
  • 24.6-gallon Fuel Tank – Standard
  • Load-Leveling NIVOMAT Shocks – Standard
  • Electric Power Steering – Standard
  • Rear Load-Leveling Suspension – Standard
  • Performance Tuned Suspension with Lower Ride Height For Enhanced Handling (HEMI V8)

Exterior Features

  • Body-Color Performance Front Fascia – Standard
  • Dodge//SRT Performance Grille in Gloss Black – Standard
  • Red/White Auxiliary Dome Lamp – Standard
  • Automatic Headlamps (On/Off) That Actuate When Ambient Light Is At Low Levels, Or When Wipers Are On – Standard
  • Halogen Headlamps – Standard
  • Fog Lamps – Standard
  • Halogen Daytime Running Lights – Optional
  • Body-Colored Mirrors with Power, Heated, Manual Foldaway – Standard
  • P265/60R18 BSW On/Off-Road Tires – Standard
  • Accent-Color Wheel Lip Moldings – Standard
  • 18-Inch Painted Aluminum Wheels – Standard
  • Speed-Sensitive Front Wipers with Variable/Intermittent Settings and Washer Capacity of 1-gallon – Standard
  • Fixed Intermittent Rear Wiper with Continuous Speeds and Washer – Standard
2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

Interior Features 

  • 7-Inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Screen with Custom Programmable Features – Standard
  • Certified Speedometer – Standard
  • Rear Air Conditioning with Headliner Vents, But No Rear Seat Controls – Standard
  • Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with Infrared Sensors and Rear-Seat Outlets – Standard
  • Cabin Air Filtration System – Standard
  • Luggage Compartment Scuff Plate -Standard
  • Cargo Area Carpet With Storage Tray and Cargo Tie-Down Loops In Floor, Driver’s Side Storage Bin, and 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet – Standard
  • A Full-Length Front Floor Console with Two Illuminated Cup Holders, Two-Tier Armrest Storage with Interior 12-Volt Power Outlet and LED-Illuminated USB Connection (If Equipped), Console Lid Tissue Holder and Storage Tray with
    Anodized Shifter Bezel; Rear Of The Console Features Air-Conditioning Vent Controls, Rear-Seat Heat Controls (If Equipped) and Video Jacks (If Equipped) – Standard
  • Overhead Front Console with Two LED Map Lamps, Two Dome Lamps, and Sunglasses Storage Bin – Standard
  • Premium Front and Rear Floor Mats – Standards
  • Premium Lighting – Glove Box Lamp, Front LED Map Lights, 2nd Row Aimable LED Map Lamps, Sapphire Blue Ambient LED Lighting For Front-Door Inside Handles and Map Pockets – Standard
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror – Standard
  • Cloth Black Seats with Black Stitching – Standard
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat – Standard
  • Manual Adjustable Front Passenger Seat – Standard
  • Front-Passenger Fold-Flat Seat – Standard
  • Power Four-Way Driver’s Lumber Adjuster – Standard
  • 2nd Row 60/40 Split Fold-And-Tumble with Head Restraints For The Outboard Seating Positions – Standard
  • Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Controls For Audio, Speed, and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) – Standard
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column – Standard
2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

Uconnect Multimedia

  • Single-Disc CD Player – Optional
  • Media Hub with Two USB Ports and An Auxilary Jack – Standard
  • 7.0-Inch Uconnect Infotainment System with 6-Speakers – Standard
  • Two 12-Volt Outputs Located On The Instrument Panel and In The Rear Cargo Compartment – Standard
2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

Safety & Security

  • Active Head Restraints – Standard
  • Air Bags – Standard
    • Advanced Multistage For Driver and Front Passenger
    • Supplemental Side-Curtain (All-Rows)
    • Supplemental Side
    • Driver Inflatable Knee Bolster
    • Supplemental Front-Seat Side
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – Includes Vehicle Stability Management System, Electronic Roll Mitigation, All-Speed Traction Control, Brake Assist, and Four-Channel Antilock Brake System – Standard
  • Hill-Start Assist – Prevents Vehicle From Rolling Back For Two-Seconds When Starting The Vehicle On An Incline – Standard
  • Keyless Enter ’n Go – Features Push-Button Ignition System with Proximity Entry, Drive Can Leave The Key Fob In The Pocket, The Doors Are Unlocked By Touching The Exterior Door Handle, and The Vehicle Will Start With The Push Of A Button On The Instrument Panel When The Brake Pedal Is Depressed – Standard
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System – Sensors In Rear Bumper Can Detect Obstacles, Includes Shut-Off Switch – Standard
  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera – Rear-Mounted Camera with Display In-Vehicle, Activated When Vehicle Is Shifted In Reverse – Standard
  • Ready Alert Braking – Standard
  • Sentry Key Antitheft Engine Immobilizer – Standard
  • Trailer-Sway Control – Standard
2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

Packages/Equipment Groups

  • Skid Plate Group – Includes Skid Plates For Front Suspension, Fuel Tank, Transfer Case, and Underbody – Optional
  • Trailer Tow Group IV – Includes 220-Amp Alternator, Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Cooler, Class IV Hitch Receiver, Four/Seven-Pin Wiring Harness, and Full-Size Spare Tire – Optional

Models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 come with a 3.45 axle ratio which is capable of 6,200 lbs. of towing. Durango Pursuit models powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 come standard with a 3.09 axle ratio and a 7,200 lbs. of towing capacity. Both models feature more towing capacity than the 2020 Ford Explorer Interceptor, which is rated at 5,000 lbs.

2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

The 2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit features a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,370. That is only $2,045 more than the MSRP of the 2020 Dodge Charger Pursuit. The Durango Pursuit is significantly cheaper than the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, which has a starting of MSRP around $37,500 for the non-hybrid models. That leaves agencies more money in their pockets for upfitting.

2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit. (Dodge Law).

For those who are wondering, the 5.7-liter HEMI equipped Durango Pursuit has a top speed of 120 mph. That speed was achieved by the Michigan State Police. The HEMI-Powered Durango Pursuit can reach 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and 0 to 100 mph in 17 seconds.

The 2020 Dodge Durango Pursuit is available in nine colors, Billet Clear Coat, Blue Shade Pearl, DB Black Crystal, Destroyer Gray, Granite Crystal Metallic, In-Violet Metallic, Octane Red Pearl, Vice White Tri-Coat Pearl, and White Knuckle. 






Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the 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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