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We Take A Look At The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT & SXT Plus:

A Durango That Won't Break The Bank...

While the 2021 Dodge Durango has been one of the most talked-about vehicles for the 2021 model year. While most attention has been focused on the limited production run of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the more affordable models have been overshadowed. This includes the entry-level Durango SXT.

2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

For those of us working on a budget, the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT brings not only updated front-end styling, a new performance-oriented interior, but some other new equipment features that help put the budget-friendly performance SUV towards the top of its class. 

2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT is no bare-bones SUV, just take a look at its standard features list…

Exterior Details:

  • LED Low/High Headlamps
  • LED DRL Signature Lighting
  • LED Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) with New Rear Spoiler
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Black Grille with Granite Crystal Inners

Interior Details:

  • New Driver Centric Styled Cockpit
  • Integrated Center Stack
  • Type-A & Type-C USB Ports
  • 7-Inch Performance Cluster and Gauges
  • 8.4-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen System (Non-Navigation) As Standard
2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

Options/Packages:

  • All-Wheel-Drive – $2,600 
  • 3rd Row Seating – $1,095
    • 2nd-Row 60 / 40 Fold and Tumble Seat
    • 3rd Row Remote Headrest Dumping
    • 3rd-Row Seat
    • 7-Passenger Seating
  • Trailer-Tow Group IV – $1,195
    • 180-Amp Alternator
    • Class IV Receiver-Hitch
    • Full-Size Spare Tire
    • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
    • Rear Load-Leveling Suspension
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Trailer Brake Controller
2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

For those who are looking to enhance the look or functionality of their Durango SXT, they can step up to the Durango SXT Plus. SXT Plus models open many more features and a couple of unique appearance packages to help customers find the budget-friendly Durango of their dreams. Durango SXT Plus adds an additional $2,900 and adds Bright Roof Rails, Rear ParkSense, and 12-Way Power Driver Seat.

Durango SXT Options/Packages:

  • Blacktop Package – $1,595
    • 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Black Noise Aluminum Wheels
    • 265/50R20 BSW All-Season LRR Tires
    • Black Headlamp Bezels
    • Black Headliner
    • Body-Color Lower Fascia
    • Body-Color Rear Fascia
    • Body-Color Shark Fin Antenna
    • Body-Color Sill Molding
    • Body-Color Wheel Lip Molding
    • Bridgestone Brand Tires
    • Delete Roof Rack
    • Dual Rear Exhaust w/Bright Tips
    • Gloss-Black Badges
    • Gloss-Black Exterior Mirrors
    • Gloss-Black Grille With Granite Inner
    • Satin Black “Dodge” Tail Lamp Badge
  • Andoized Platinum Package – $995
    • 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Satin Carbon Aluminum Wheels
    • 265/50R20 BSW All-Season LRR Tires
    • Black Roof Rails
    • Body-Color Lower Fascia
    • Body-Color Wheel Lip Molding
    • Bridgestone Brand Tires
    • Platinum Badging
    • Platinum Grille with Granite-Crystal Inner
    • Platinum Rear Lower Fascia
    • Sill with Platinum Accent
  • Popular Equipment Group – $1,695
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Power Liftgate
  • Power Sunroof – $1,295
  • 2nd Row Captains Chairs – $1,195
  • Leather Seating – $795
  • Blind-Spot Cross Detection – $495
2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

Under the hood, still lies the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 featuring Engine Start/Stop (ESS) and delivering 292 horsepower (295 horsepower on Blacktop models) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pentastar is mated with the proven TorqueFlite 850RE 8-speed automatic transmission for smooth and efficient performance. The powertrain combination is good enough to allow the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT to have a towing capacity of up to 6,200 lbs. (or 2,948 kg).

2021 Dodge Durango SXT Plus Blacktop AWD. (White Rock Dodge).

Customers can choose from 9 exterior colors including Billet Silver, DB Black, Destroyer Grey, Granite Crystal, Octane Red, In-Violet, Reactor Blue, Vice White, and White Knuckle. The White Knuckle Blacktop model featured in this article is available currently at White Rock Dodge.

The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,995 for rear-wheel-drive models and $34,595 for all-wheel-drive (AWD) models (excluding destination charges, tax, and other fees). For more information or inventory availability, you can visit your local Dodge dealer.

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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I think I would add the leather option to that Durango if I was to buy an SXT/SXT Plus. Something about that cloth in a $50k+ vehicle (after rebates) seems off to me.

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