The Dodge Durango has a special place in the large SUV market and stands out for its great capabilities, muscular design, and refined interior. The 2018 model year has arrived pretty much unchanged but it has brought one big upgrade. It is the new Durango SRT with the powerful V-8 under its hood. So, this time we will talk about the newest 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat which should also sail into 2019 with no changes.
The Durango SRT will be the most powerful of all the trim levels. It will also differ in exterior design featuring a unique design of both front and rear fascias and some new details. The interior will look classy and the SRT will get more quality materials and more equipment. The third row will be standard also. Furthermore, the SRT will be the most powerful of all the versions. And it will have the towing capacity of 8,700 pounds which is excellent.
The Durango’s strongest rivals on the market will be Chevy Tahoe, Mazda CX-9, VW Atlas, Toyota Highlander, and Chrysler Pacifica.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
Under the hood of the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will be placed the strongest engine in the lineup which has been first introduced for 2018. It is a 6.4-liter V-8 unit which is able to deliver up to 475 horses and 470 pound-feet of torque. It works with an 8-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with all-wheel drive system, unlike the other models which come with rear-wheel drive also. As well, it is able to hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. This engine is rated at 13 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 15 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat shouldn’t change its familiar styling which is characterized by muscular and a bit aggressive design. Compared to the standard model, the SRT will feature a unique design which will emphasize more its sporty nature. So, both front and rear fascia will get a more aggressive appearance and there will be some extra vents for better cooling. Furthermore, it will be available with the larger 20-inch wheels.
As for the interior, the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will come standard with a three-row seating configuration. However, the third row will be a bit tight so it is the best for kids. Generally, the cabin looks luxurious and it is made of quality materials. The seats are comfortable and upholstered in leather. The dashboard is fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The standard equipment includes Bluetooth, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, audio system with 9 Alpine speakers, a moonroof, etc. Some of the optional features are navigation, larger 8.4-inch screen, a third-row delete, and carbon fiber interior trim.
Release date and price
According to the latest news, the production of the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat should start this summer or fall. The pricing should remain the same and it is around $50,000 for the SRT version.