To dodge continues to bring the heat this year with its all-time beloved crossover: the Dodge Durango. With the Durango SRT Hellcat trim left out for this year – and apparently returning for the 2023 model year – the 2022 Dodge Durango lineup is currently available in SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT 392 forms, each trim receiving significant upgrades that include standard third-row seats as well as safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems. Stellantis also introduced a limited-edition Mopar ’22 Dodge Durango.
The Dodge Durango SRT 392 trim level, which has a starting price of $66,670, is the top-of-the-line model and our favorite. Now known as America’s fastest 3-row SUV, the 2022 Dodge Durango SRT 392 takes performance to a whole new level with the 475-hp V8 engine, standard all-wheel drive, straight-track steering, a adaptive suspension that nicely soaks up road bumps and dips, plus larger Brembo brakes that provide adequate stopping power. It complements the R/T features with ventilated front seats and second-row captain’s chairs.
Apart from the technical updates, the interior of the Dodge Durango SRT 392 has undergone notable changes, allowing it to compete with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and other newer SUVs.
We dive into the interior of the highly acclaimed Dodge Durango SRT, discuss its design, comfort, practicality and everything in between.
The Dodge Durango SRT boasts of a nice interior design
The interior design of the Dodge Durango has aged really well, thanks to frequent tweaks and improvements over the years. So, despite being there for so long, a quick look inside the vehicle will lead you to believe otherwise. While it’s obvious that the Durango SRT 392’s cabin doesn’t reach that of an Audi Q7, it still makes an effort. The new, simpler and sleeker dash design makes the cabin feel bigger than ever, and the larger standard touchscreen entertainment display no doubt contributes to that feeling.
The SRT 392’s cabin has a solid yet attractive design, with plenty of padded surfaces and soft-touch plastics. The cabin does a good job of drowning out all outside noise, providing a pleasant ride. However, several components, like the automatic transmission shifter, still look and feel a bit old-fashioned. Another insufficient amount of cheap plastics used. These make parts of the cabin look cheap, which isn’t a good look on the supposedly high-end SRT 392 trim. On the bright side, you have suede and leather upholstery with contrast stitching, and heated and ventilated power front seats are standard.
Being a performance-oriented SUV, you can’t have it with tan or cream-colored seats, which makes sense. Still, having more options than the standard black makes it very desirable. However, other interior options include red seat belts, suede headliner and carbon fiber trim. Standard floor mats display the SRT logo.
The Dodge Durango SRT gets plenty of cabin and cargo space
The Durango SRT has a very spacious cabin that can easily and comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. All passengers enjoy acceptable head and legroom in this configuration, with easy access to all seats. Luckily, it doesn’t matter where you sit, as adults can all be comfortable on long rides. However, those in the second row will probably feel more comfortable than those in the third. Eight-way power seats with memory functions are standard for those in the front seats. The second row seats are heated only, while the front seats have heating and ventilation options.
For an SUV with standard third-row seats in place, it’s no surprise that cargo space behind the third-row seats is relatively small, at just 17.2 cubic feet. That jumps to 43.3 cubic feet with those rear seats folded down, and if you have more items to haul, you can maximize cargo space to a substantial 85.1 cubic feet with all rear seats folded down. Besides the rear cargo area, the Durango’s cabin also has plenty of additional storage compartments for small items. There’s space for a bottle in each door pocket, and the glove box is a decent size and joins the bin in the front center armrest. Each row gets two cupholders and enough bin for the second-row armrest if you ask for one.
Dodge Durango SRT interior has above-average infotainment center and desirable convenience tech
While lower-end trims feature a standard 8.4-inch infotainment screen, the Durango SRT version features a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen. Like its smaller counterpart, the interface comes with a simple menu layout, clear graphics, and large on-screen symbols. Moreover, it offers responsive inputs and has a few physical knobs and buttons that can be easily used to manage climate or music on the go.
The system runs the latest version of the Uconnect infotainment system, which is currently one of the most user-friendly on the market. On the SRT trim, the infotainment system comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, HD Radio and wireless device charging. You can also order a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a rear entertainment system with dual rear screens and Blu-ray playback if you want the best entertainment experience a Durango has to offer. A computerized driver’s display, three-zone automatic climate control and captain’s chairs for rear passengers are also included.