Flash Drive

2019 Dodge Durango

Model Tested: 2019 Dodge Durango GT Blacktop AWD

The 2019 Dodge Durango GT Blacktop shares styling cues with the top of the line Durango SRT, but a 3.6-liter V-6 sits under the scooped hood.

Engine:3.6-liter V-6, 295-horsepower, 260 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 18-mpg city, 25-mpg highway, 21-mpg combined

Base Price: $37,045

As Tested: $54,655


Adequate V-6 power, but short of the optional V-8s

Smooth 8-speed automatic

The 2019 Dodge Durango GT is a handsome 3-row SUV with lots of cargo space.

Economy and Sport modes

Paddle shifters for Sport mode

Tow package has trailer brake control

OK fuel economy for its size—our average was 19.5 mpg

Pleasant highway ride

20-inch black finish aluminum wheels

Auto stop/start not super smooth


Super stretch-out front legroom

Ample headroom all three rows

The Dodge Durango GT models can be equipped with the aggressive three scoop SRT style hood.

Full-size adults easily fit in third row

Very warm heated leather steering wheel

Two-temp heated front seats and rear Captain Chairs

Good second row knee and leg room if fronts up slightly

Minimal second row floor hump

Sturdy grab handles on “B” pillars


Power liftgate with ample clearance for tall people

Flat cargo deck

Ample grocery/luggage space behind third row

The 2019 Dodge Durango offers three rows of seats for six adults. This is an SRT interior , but the arrangement is similar for GT models.

No lift-over

Slight incline to folded seats

Big under-floor storage bin

Flimsy storage nets on seatbacks

Small locking glovebox

Medium size front door bins

Small rear door bins

Overhead HVAC controls for second row

WOW Factors:

Spacious interior

Comfortable seating

Handsome styling

GT package includes aggressive SRT nose

Pull over if you see a lit up 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit in your rear view mirror.

Third row seats fit tall adults


Over $17,000 in options

No second or third row overhead grab handles

Minimalist owner’s manual

No blind spot monitor

Bottom Line:

The handsome 2019 Dodge Durango GT has comfortable seating for six adults in three rows. Passenger and cargo capacity are excellent. The Blacktop option includes the aggressive Durango SRT nose, which gives this V-6 Durango the outward demeanor of a snarly V-8. We’re huge fans of the 475-hp Durango SRT, but the 295-hp V-6 is still quite peppy and the Blacktop styling looks great and costs much less.