2019 Dodge Durango vs. Its Competition

2019 Dodge Durango
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Fun three-row crossover SUVs aren’t really a thing, with the exception of the Durango and the Mazda CX-9.

Both prioritize driver enjoyment over outright practicality, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you know what you’re getting into.

The VW Atlas boasts remarkably good dynamics, but an underwhelming V-6 and a less-than upscale interior.

The Toyota Highlander seems to come from the opposite end of the spectrum with its good power and versatile interior, but even the Highlander SE doesn’t thrill.

The Chevy Tahoe tops the Durango when in towing capacity, but not by as much as you might think—and it’s much pricier.

And don’t scratch the Chrysler Pacifica off your list.

Minivans are still the most versatile way this side of a Southwest 737 to transport a family from point A to point B.

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Quick Specs
5.7
The muscle-SUV 2019 Dodge Durango offers engaging handling and powerful engines, but it's falling behind in terms of safety.
6.2
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe carries the torch as one of the most capable SUVs out there.
7.7
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is a safe pick for families with versatile seating, a spacious cargo area, and relatively good fuel economy.
6.2
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
6.5
The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.
6.3
The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
MSRP From     
$30,195$48,000$26,985$32,280$31,680$30,895
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/A2WD MinivansSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
SXT RWD2WD 4-Door LSL FWDSport FWDLE I4 FWD (Natl)2.0T S FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
597787
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehiclePassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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