Billing its brand-new high-performance SUV as domestic, but not domesticated, Fiat Chrysler Cars unveiled the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT in advance of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Dodge calls the new Durango SRT “America’s fastest, most powerful, and the majority of capable three-row SUV.” Offered the hardware installed beneath its slab-sided, fridge white bodywork, coupled with performance statistics certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), that sounds like a reputable claim.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Exterior
With no more than a look, it is simple to see that the Durango SRT is no common SUV.
In advance, new styling supplies the needed cold air consumption and heat extractors that assist the monstrous Hemi motor to carry out at its finest. The whole front fascia is new and consists of a mesh pattern grille along with LED fog lights. The hood consists of no less than three scoops and vents for freer breathing.
The Durango sits on 20-in. aluminum wheels covered in 295/45 Z-rated all-season efficiency tires. Summer tires are optional, as is a set of light-weight created aluminum wheels. Despite wheel selection, they’re finished in “Black Noise.”
Front and rear fender flares assist to cover the wide rubber, linked by significant rocker panel extensions. The Durango SRT proudly wears “392” badges on each front fender.
Around back, a revised rear fascia consists of a black valence panel pierced by 4-in. round exhaust outlets ended up in nickel chrome.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Interior
Sitting at the top of the Durango trim level tree, the SRT is perfectly outfitted with basic Nappa leather upholstery with Dinamica simulated suede inserts. Front seats are heated and ventilated, and the second-row captain’s chairs are likewise heated up.
Dinamica likewise covers the windshield pillars and headliner, and the driver deals with a flat-bottom SRT efficiency guiding wheel geared up with paddle shifters. A hand-wrapped dashboard is standard, including exposed contrast stitching. Feet rest upon premium velour floor mats embroidered with “SRT.”.
The instrument panel includes a 7-in. digital gauge cluster with a 180-mph speedometer and is ended up in Light Black Chrome and Matte Reverse Chain trim.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Engine
Like the other base SRT models, the 2018 Durango SRT is powered by the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine producing 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission with launch control and rev-matching for manual downshifts routes power to all 4 wheels helping to get the 5,510-pound vehicle to 60 mph in simply 4.4 seconds. Covering the quarter mile takes 12.9 seconds, which is a certified National Hot Rod Association number.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Release Date and Price
Look for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT to show up in display rooms at the end the year. It’s a little wait, however with other full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia not providing high performance trim levels, standing by might be your only choice if you’re looking for a racer ute. That is unless you’re willing to pony up huge loan for the $93,850 Mercedes-Benz GLS550 or $121,400 Mercedes-AMG GLS63.
Prices information will be offered closer to introduce, however it’s likely a sure thing that the Durango SRT won’t be commanding Mercedes-level rates.