2023 Dodge Durango Review


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Key Specs

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989 Listings
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Fuel Economy Range
13mpg - 21mpg
Standard Powertrain
293 hp, 3.6-Liter, V6
Standard Seating
7 Passengers
Standard Drivetrain
Max Cargo Space
17.2 cubic feet
NHTSA Safety Rating


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2023 Dodge Durango Overview


Potent engines. Impressive towing capability. Roomy cabin.


Outmoded cabin design. Disappointing fuel economy.

Expert Review

ByWarren Clarke

The 2023 Dodge Durango is a midsize SUV that’s built for families. It comes standard with two rows and five seats, but an optional third row bumps seating capacity to seven with a second-row bench seat or six with second-row captain’s chairs.

Durango buyers can choose from four engines: a base 3.6-liter V6 with 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque; a 5.7-liter V8 with 360 horses and 390 pound-feet of torque; a 6.4-liter V8 with 475 horsepower and a torque rating of 470 pound-feet; and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that generates a whopping 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD) are standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) available.

This SUV’s base V6 performs capably, but one of the available V8s is necessary if you want the most exciting acceleration; the supercharged V8 is especially thrilling. Passengers can enjoy all that speed in a spacious cabin, with a roomy second row and a third row that’s big enough for shorter adults.

The Durango is also excellent for towing. Models with the 5.7-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines can pull up to 8,700 pounds. 

This Dodge also has some weaknesses to consider: Its cabin design is outmoded, and fuel economy is disappointing, topping out at just 21 mpg combined.

Dodge Durango Changes for 2023

  • Heated front seats newly standard.
  • SRT Hellcat trim returns to lineup.

Where the Durango Sits in the 2023 Dodge Lineup

The Dodge product range includes cars like the Challenger and Charger. The Durango is the brand’s only SUV.

2023 Dodge Durango vs. the Competition

Midsize SUVs are great for families. The Edge competes with these models:

What’s the Best 2023 Dodge Durango Trim for You?

Which Trim Is the Best Value?

The base SXT offers strong value. It comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, blind spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

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Best Trim for Fuel Economy

The Durango gets its best mileage with the base 3.6-liter V6, which is rated 21 mpg combined city/highway with RWD or AWD.

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Best Trim for Cargo Space

All Durango SUVs have 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats and 43.3 cubic feet behind the second row. Cargo capacity is 85.1 cubic feet behind the front row.

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Top-of-the-Line Trim

The SRT Hellcat is the top trim in the range and has the most potent engine in the lineup.

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Should I Buy an Older Dodge Durango Instead?

The 2023 Durango is part of this SUV’s third generation, which was introduced with the 2011 model. Any older third-generation model (2011-2022) will be broadly similar to the 2023 Durango, and you can save money by purchasing one of these used SUVs.

You can find a used Dodge Durango with Carfax used car listings. Each used car comes with a free Carfax vehicle history report.

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2023 Dodge Durango Trim Specs

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2023 Dodge Durango Safety Ratings

NHTSA Crash-Test Ratings

Overall Crash-Test Rating
NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests. NHTSA conducts frontal, side and rollover tests because these types account for the majority of crashes on America's roadways.

Frontal Crash Rating



Front Driver Side


Front Passenger Side


Side Crash Rating



Combined Side Barrier & Pole

Front Seat


Rear Seat


Side Barrier





Rear Passenger


Side Pole



Rollover Rating



IIHS Crash-Test Ratings

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.


Small Overlap Front - Driver Side


Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side


Moderate Overlap Front


Side Impact


Roof Strength


Head Restraints and Seats

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention

autobrake not tested, with optional equipment

Not tested


Seat Belts & Child Restraints



Ratings only apply to the model tested. Date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details visit iihs.org.

2023 Dodge Durango Safety Features

  • Active head restraints dual front
  • Automatic emergency braking front, rear
  • Blind spot safety sensor/alert
  • Camera system rearview
  • Child seat anchors LATCH system
  • Cross traffic alert rear
  • Crumple zones front, rear
  • Impact sensor alert system, door unlock, fuel cut-off, post-collision safety system
  • Parking sensors rear
  • Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
  • Rearview monitor in dash
  • Front Driver Airbags Standard
  • Front Passenger Airbags Standard
  • Side Impact Airbags Standard
  • Side Curtain Airbags Standard
  • Brake Assist Standard
  • Electronic Stability Control Standard
  • Rollover Stability Control Standard
  • Daytime Running Lights Standard
  • Anti-lock brakes Four Wheel Standard

User Reviews for the 2023 Dodge Durango

Overall Rating

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by Catsron on

Nice riding and sharp looking

This is mainly my wife’s car and she is very happy with it. It is an exact match to the 2018 GT she traded in. Also had a 2015 RT previously, so you can see she looks led the Dodge line of SUV’s.

by Dodgefun73 on

Great value reliable SUV

I had 2012 Durango for 11 years without any issue. It has a large cargo area and good towing capability (towed 17’ bow rider many many times). It was so reliable. So I bought 2023 Durango again. I love it.

by Chauna on

Beautiful car

I love my car. The inside is a little cheaply made, the radio could go a little louder, and the gas could last longer but otherwise, I can’t complain.

by Hoopy16 on

Great ride !

I love love love my 2023 Durango ! I had one back in 2019. And loved it , went back to a Hyundai pallasades after and I hated it ! The Durango just handled the road so much better .

by James Jones on

Like the look

Like the look and performance,

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Frequently Asked Questions About the 2023 Dodge Durango

What is the average combined fuel economy for the 2023 Dodge Durango?
The 2023 Dodge Durango combined fuel economy ranges from 13 mpg to 21 mpg.
What is the 2023 Dodge Durango NHTSA Crash-Test Rating?
The 2023 Dodge Durango gets 4 stars out of 5 possible in NHTSA Crash-Test Ratings.