2018 Dodge Durango
Dodge and SRT joined up to add even more power to the 2018 Dodge lineup with the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. In addition to the SRT-made engine that’s under the hood, SRT made several modifications to help the Durango optimize its engine power. All of those modifications have made the Durango SRT a record-breaking three-row SUV.
Engine and Performance
The Durango SRT is equipped with a 475-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is similar to the one on the Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and Dodge Charger SRT 392. Power is sent to the vehicle’s wheels via an TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission and together the engine and transmission produce 470 lb-ft of torque.
To utilize all of the vehicle’s power, the Durango SRT’s transmission is paired to an all-wheel-drive suspension that provides torque and traction of all four of the vehicle’s wheels. The transmission includes a T-shifter that the driver can use to manually change gears. In addition, the Durango SRT has a new SRT seven-mode drive system that allow the driver to drive with the most suitable drive settings for every journey.
Thanks to the engine, transmission and suspension, the Durango SRT is the most powerful and fastest three-row SUV on the market. The Durango SRT a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds, which is a significant towing capacity for any SUV, especially a performance SUV. The SUV accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds.
Unlike many performance vehicles, the Durango SRT wasn’t just made to be fun to drive, but it was also created to be functional, too. In addition to the Durango SRT’s awesome towing capacity, the Durango SRT has a very comfortable interior and seating for seven passengers. The vehicle’s seats come standard in leather and suede and the vehicle’s front seats are heated and ventilated and the vehicle’s second-row seats are heated.
The Durango SRT comes standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, which gives users access to the built-in Uconnect infotainment system. Like any other Dodge/SRT performance vehicle, the Durango SRT’s Uconnect system features Performance Pages that provide users with vehicle insights and performance stats and data. To keep drivers connected to the outside world when they need to be, the Uconnect system infotainment system compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation.
The Durango SRT has a couple exterior modifications that make it more efficient and more powerful. To help the Durango SRT’s engine stay cool when working hard, the vehicle has an SRT hood that features center air-inlet ducts and heat extractors. To make the Durango SRT look and feel more like a performance vehicle, the Durango SRT has a wide fender flares and rocker panels that give it a wide body design.
Price and Availability
The 2018 Dodge Durango has a starting MSRP of $62,995 (plus destination fee). Though the vehicle is new, University Dodge has several 2018 Dodge Durango SRT models available. If you want to see what it feels like to drive the world’s fastest three-row SUV come by and test drive it at University Dodge today. Come check out our Dodge Durango SRT inventory.
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