The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is Officially Here

July 8th, 2020 by

Dodge introduced the most uncompromising family SUV on the market, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is now the most powerful SUV ever. Powering the Durango SRT Hellcat is a supercharged 6.2liter HEMI Hellcat V8, with 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. In terms of strength, the Durango Hellcat has a top speed of 180 mph, a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) -certified quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds, and runs 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. 

“The Brotherhood of Muscle includes families of all sizes and the Durango delivers Dodge performance as the Charger of the three-row SUV segment. And new for 2021, we have raised the bar even higher. The 710-horsepower Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever. It’s the last piece of the puzzle, and alongside the Charger and Challenger, completes the Dodge brand’s performance lineup,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars — Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA — North America. 

Likely a halo product, the Durango SRT Hellcat will be available for the 2021 model year only, according to Dodge. Besides the addition of the SRT Hellcat engine, the 2021 Durango lineup includes a new aggressive exterior, while the interior is Challenger-inspired with a driver-centric cockpit, the largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen display, the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system, and a total of six different trims — SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. 

The Durango continues to eclipse its competition no matter the realm, as no other SUV in the world can tow more or haul more and beat the Durango SRT Hellcat’s quarter-mile time. Best-in-class towing capability belongs to the Durango R/T, Durango SRT 392, and Durango SRT Hellcat trims, topping out at 8,700 pounds — continuing the model’s dominating stance to our-haul every other full-size, three-row SUV on the market. Dealer orders for the 2021 Durango are slated to open this summer (2020), while Dodge plans to open the order books for the Durango SRT Hellcat sometime in the fall, with orders scheduled to start arriving in the fall and in early 2021, respectively. 

Dodge will be ceasing production of its Journey and Grand Caravan models, making room for the automaker to explore more untapped horsepower and other automotive segments. As for the Hellcat moniker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold more than 40,000 Hellcat vehicles since it debuted the nameplate for the 2015 model year. “Our vision was very clear. Our goal was to deliver a Dodge: Big, bold and aggressive. A three-row, supercharged HEMI muscle car,” added Kuniskis when discussing the new SUV. 

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