Dodge is one again preparing something interesting for those who love power, comfort and capability. This time we are talking about the brand new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. It has just been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. It is said that it is going to be one of the most powerful, capable and the fastest vehicles in the SUV segment.
The new Dodge is a three row vehicle with nice cargo space so it is great for big families and long journeys. As well, since it is one of the most capable cars with an excellent performance, the new Durango will be able to conquer any type of surface. Moreover, we can expect some changes considering its design, more power and probably improved tech systems.
Engine, transmission and performance
2018 Dodge Durango SRT will be powered with the same engine used in Challenger and Charger. It is a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. This engine is able to deliver 475 ponies and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an eight- speed automatic gearbox. It comes standard with all-wheel drive configuration. The Automaker claims that it will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 4.4 seconds which is pretty amazing. Its top speed will be 180 mph. This model will receive as well new suspension with Bilstein adaptive dampers. Moreover, it will have seven driving mode: Sport, Street, Snow, Track, Tow, Eco and Valet. As for the towing capacities, the new Dodge will be able to tow 8600 pounds with a trailer.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to the exterior design, 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will feature refreshments all over the body. Firstly, it will receive a completely new look of the front fascia. It will feature with a new grille with mesh pattern which will give it more menacing appearance. Furthermore, we will notice more air vents, LED for lights and redesigned hood. On the back, it will be placed the new exhaust system with 4-inch dual tailpipes. This new model will ride on 20-inch wheels. All in all, the new Durango will be powerful not only under the hood, but with its looks too.
Inside, 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will be modern, luxurious and very spacious. The cabin will bring some new finishes instead of earlier chrome details. The new Durango will be able to place seven passengers in comfortable seats. They are all upholstered in finest nappa leather. The front are heated and ventilated as well. The interior will provide more legroom than before. The dashboard will be slightly revised too. It will feature the new 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. Moreover, we will see the new BeatsAudio Premium Sound System with nine speakers. Some of the available features will be: adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, rear cross-path detection and so on.
Release date and price of 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
2018 Dodge Durango SRT is scheduled to go on sale in late 2017. Speaking of the price, there is still no official information. Based on the price of the current model, we believe that it could start at roughly $70,000.