Handsome in a less attention-grabbing way than before, the Durango was redesigned in the 2011 model year and hasn't changed much since. It's somewhat less muscular than before, maybe a bit less distinctive--but still identifiably an SUV, while most every other big crossover has softened its standards.
The Durango's lost some of its bulk and bravado in translation. Now that it shares the Jeep Grand Cherokee's underbody structure--itself related to the Mercedes M and GL Class SUVs--some of the brawny, bulging character's also gone. From some angles, especially at the rear, there's plenty of Toyota Sequoia to go around, and not quite enough of the flared fenders and aggressive sculpting that gave Dodge its niche in the class. Still, there's a big crosshair grille up front, and that sets up the classic SUV stance. And that makes all the difference in distinguishing the Durango from the more carlike creatures that don't have its more rugged underpinnings.