Just a couple of days ago, Dodge unveiled its updated 2021 Dodge Durango. While the limited production run 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, stole the show, Dodge unveiled its popular HEMI-powered Durango R/T model. The 2021 Dodge Durango R/T gets much of its big-brother Hellcat’s looks but is more aimed at affordability. With new looks and completely revised interior, the new 2021 Dodge Durango R/T is not only ready to look good but it’s ready to work hard.
One of the biggest advancements for the 2021 Dodge Durango R/T is the new available Tow N’ Go Package. The Tow N’ Go Package leverages SRT’s menacing looks and muscular front and rear fender flares, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 (rated at 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque) performance, unmatched towing with best-in-class towing of 8,700 lbs. (matching the Hellcat and SRT392 models, and 1,300 lbs. more than the standard R/T), increased top speed of 145 mph, Track, Sport, Snow, and Tow drive modes and a re-tuned SRT-performance exhaust with an unmistakable iconic Dodge exhaust rumble.
The Durango R/T Tow N’ Go Package also gets SRT wheels and tires, Brembo brakes, flares and sills, exhaust with tips and a lower valance, as well as additional drive modes (Track, Sport, Snow, and Tow), which are accessed through the hard buttons on the all-new integrated center stack.
- Track – delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces. Tightens up to full hard suspension damping and steering gradient feel for maximum cornering capability and steering response feedback. In addition, AWD set to 30/70 for maximum performance and shift speed increases from Auto mode and electronic stability control (ESC) allows maximum yaw
- Sport – delivers increased vehicle performance capability over Auto mode. Tightens up suspension damping and increased steering gradient feel for improved cornering capability and steering response feedback. In addition, AWD set to 35/65 for increased performance, shift speed increases from Auto mode and ESC allows more yaw for spirited driving
- Snow – sets ideal configuration for driving in snow by setting transmission to use second gear (rather than first gear) during launches to minimize wheel slippage; stability control is set to tighter constraints and AWD is set to 50/50 distribution
- Tow – transmission shift schedule/engine braking optimized for towing, AWD set to 50/50 for maximum stability
Additional features include Performance Pages (standard on R/T models), retuned SRT Active Noise Cancellation, new Electronic Limited Slip Differential, and SRT Active Damping Suspension.
Four-wheel disc antilock Brembo six-piston performance brakes with black calipers are standard on the R/T with Tow N’ Go; SRT-engineered Brembo brakes with upgraded brake pads for improved performance with red calipers are optional. The SRT Brembo brakes on the R/T Tow N’ Go feature a power four-wheel disc brake system with 15-inch vented and slotted front rotors with six-piston Brembo calipers and 13.8-inch vented rear rotors with four-piston fixed Brembo calipers.
The Durango R/T with Tow N’ Go Package features standard 20-inch-by-10-inch aluminum wheels in Hyper Black finish that ride on Pirelli Scorpion Zero all-season tires.
Ordering for the 2021 Dodge Durango R/T with Tow N’ Go Package opens this month at your local Dodge dealer. We should be seeing the new Durango R/T with Tow N’ Go Package arriving in dealers this October.