2018 Dodge Durango
Versatile, stylish and capable, the 2018 Dodge Durango is an award-winning SUV. The 2018 Dodge Durango lineup is more powerful and diversified than ever. There are seven different Durango trims, so consumers have plenty of ways to get exactly what they want.
There are three engines on the 2018 Dodge Durango lineup, and they are all ideal for different drivers. The base engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and it is standard on all but two trims. The 3.6-liter engine produces 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and it gives the Durango a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, which is best-in-class among V6 engines.
Up a notch from the 3.6L engine is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 5.7L engine produces best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The additional horsepower and torque of the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine gives Durango models a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. Dodge didn’t just want the 5.7L engine to be powerful, they also wanted the engine to be practical. The 5.7L engine is equipped with a multi-displacement system (MDS), and that makes it possible for the engine to turn off half of the engine’s cylinders when they are not necessary for power. The 5.7L engine is standard on the Durango R/T and an available option on the Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum.
The third engine on the 2018 Durango lineup is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and it is only available on the Durango SRT, a trim that was just introduced in 2018. The 6.4L HEMI V8 engine generates 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The 6.4L engine makes the Durango SRT unique because it the trim has an incredible best-in-class maximum towing capacity and great track times. The maximum towing capacity of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is 8,700 pounds, so it has plenty of power to tow a boat, trailer or small RVs. The Dodge Durango SRT accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and on the track, the Dodge Durango SRT can complete a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds.
With the exception of the Durango SRT, which is only available with all-wheel-drive, all 2018 Dodge Durango trims are available as a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle. The all-wheel-drive system leverages 50/50 weight distribution and provides excellent handling.
The Dodge Durango comes standard with five-passenger seating. Five-passenger seating configurations are made of a three-person second-row bench seat and the bench seat has 60/40 split folding capabilities and an 18-degree recline feature. The Durango is also available with seven-passenger seating as well. Seven-passenger configurations include three seats in the back row as well as captain’s chairs in the middle row. In the seven-passenger configuration, the third-row seat has 50/50 split-folding capabilities.
Tech + Entertainment
The Dodge Durango comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen and Uconnect 4.0, but an 8.4-inch screen is standard on various Durango trims. Uconnect provides users with access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which makes it possible for users to access their phone via the vehicle’s touchscreen. Additionally, when connected to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, users can use voice commands to complete certain phone functions.
The exterior of the Dodge Durango is sporty and sturdy. The grille is large and it provides excellent airflow to the engine as well as a modern appearance. The Durango comes standard with 18-inch wheels, but there are a number of wheel choices that are both standard and optional. The vehicle has automatic headlamps, halogen bulbs and chrome headlamp bezels. The Durango also features standard exterior mirrors with a heating element, an acoustic windshield, and a rear window defroster and rear window wiper and washer.
Price + Warranty
The Dodge Durango has a starting MSRP of $29,995 (plus destination fee). Dodge backs all vehicles with a three-year or 36,000-mile limited basic warranty, a five-year of 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and complimentary roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles.