If you are looking for an SUV which accommodates a midsized family and offers raw power that outshines almost every rival on road, give the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT a try. Showcased at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the Durango SRT 2018 is a performance lover’s vehicle-loud and clear! FCA calls it the fastest and most powerful three-row SUV in the USA. While that claim may be challenged by a few luxury SUV brands, there is no denying this menacing looking SUV is miles ahead of regular contenders.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT – Cosmetic Changes
The SRT tag is reserved for performance oriented vehicles from a stable of Dodge and that aspect is clear even in the design of 2018 Durango SRT. The new hood is enticing but it is not only there for adding to the aesthetic appeal. It comes replete with cooling duct and heat extractors. The front fascia is sporty enough. The 20-inch wheels ensure you can take it to handle rough terrains anytime. At the rear side, there are dual 4.0-inch tailpipes. There is no denying the hood design is inspired by Viper. The cabin is sleek if not exactly lavish. But the quality of materials is quite good. The hand-wrapped steering wheel, SRT pedal kit, Laguna leather interior and carbon instrument bezels ooze sleekness. It can accommodate 6 adults. The 8.4-inch display unit is there to control FCA’s Uconnect infotainment interface.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT gets top notch safety and entertainment features. You get airbags, traction control and TPMS inbuilt. FCA has updated the Uconnect infotainment system. It now supports Bluetooth and Smartphone integration.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT – Engine Specs
This is where the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT outshines the rivals by a large engine. Under that menacing looking hood sits a mighty 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that churns out 475 hp. The same unit is also used in the venerable Dodge Challenger. However, it leaves the rivals biting the dust in towing capacity. Some of the mid range pickup trucks also get beaten by it here. The 2018 Durango SRT has the maximum towing capacity of 8600 pounds. It also gets high-performance Brembo brakes. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission unit. Dodge has used active noise control and it works well. You get 8 driving modes like Track, Street, Tow, Sport etc. The exhaust system has been tweaked to emit a deep exhaust note.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT – MSRP and Release Date
FCA is yet to come out with the pricing of 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. However, you can expect a price tag of $70,000. It will be released in late 2017.
The Dodge Durango SRT 2018 is a performance-oriented family SUV that is in a league of its own. The powerful engine and suspension ensure you can tame rough terrains. It’s styling also makes heads turn on roads. With right pricing of the Durango SRT 2018, FCA can slay the competition.