2018 Dodge Durango SRT Specs – A 475-horsepower Hemi V8 can improve practically anything, and it will quickly do so for the Dodge Durango. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is taking its SRT efficiency lineup in a brand-new and interesting direction at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Jeep has actually offered a Grand Cherokee SRT hot-rod SUV for several years and but there has actually never been an SRT variation of the related Dodge Durango. Now, after months of reports and hints, Dodge has actually lastly unveiled one. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the household hauler from hell.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Exterior and Interior
The exterior also gets an aggressive transformation, with a brand-new front fascia and hood that visually tie the Durango to the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, plus wheel flares, side skirts, and 4-inch double exhaust tips. The interior functions warmed and aerated front seats and 2nd-row captain’s chairs, all trimmed in nappa leather and suede. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT also gets the high-end variation of FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system, with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, SRT Performance Pages, and Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile compatibility.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Safety
Every 2018 Dodge Durango SRT includes one full-day session at the Bob Bondurant School of High Efficiency driving in Arizona. Does that count as a safety feature? If not, understand that Dodge equips this performance SUV with an adaptive cruise control system with full-stop ability, a forward-collision caution system with automated emergency braking, and a blind-spot caution system with rear cross-traffic alert. The Uconnect Access membership service strategy supplies easy 9-1-1 calling if these features stop working to prevent a crash.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Engine and Driving
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT packs a 6.4-liter Hemi V8, the same engine used in the “SRT 392” variations of the Dodge Opposition and Charger, as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It produces the exact same 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque as the Jeep. Dodge states the Durango SRT will do 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and run the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds, a time it states was certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Dodge did not price estimate a top speed, however the Durango SRT’s speedometer goes to 180 mph. The Hemi is paired to an eight-speed automated transmission and standard four-wheel drive.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT model also gets stiffer suspension with Bilstein adaptive dampers and launch control, upgraded brakes from Brembo, and seven owning modes: Street, Sport, Track, Snow, Tow, Valet, and Eco. Track mode is the most aggressive, dialing up suspension tightness, dialing down stability control, speeding up shifts, and sending 70 percent of power to the rear wheels. Valet mode puts a muzzle on the V8, releasing a software map that simulates a Dodge Charger V6’s power settings.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Release Date
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT goes on sale in the 4th quarter of this year. Pricing will be revealed closer to the launch date. Similar to all new SRT models, a one-day owning class at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving will be included in the Durango’s purchase price.