Who would build something like this, a family SUV that goes from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds? I guess we'll soon find out. This hellish bad boy howls through the corners like a sports sedan. It is proof that there is still a lot of love for real performance cars in the modern world. Behold, an SUV capable of towing up to 8,700 pounds and still doing a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds, just 3.3 seconds slower than the fastest quarter mile production car on the planet. Introducing the 2018 Dodge Durango SUV.
How can the new Durango's interior be described?
The pre-existing bright chrome inside the Durango has been replaced by some new finishes. The finishes feature a hand-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, an SRT pedal kit, a redefined Uconnect system, performance audio, standard captain's chairs with lots of legroom and an instrument cluster with customizable displays that sport enhanced graphics.
What's new for 2018?
The R/T model has previously been the leader of the Durango class. Charged by a 5.7-liter V8, it propelled the big SUV with reasonable speed, but it still lacked the specs to really be considered a performance model considering the sheer size of the vehicle it was tasked with moving, and the R/T's brakes and suspension tuning further support that notion.
The SRT tells a different tale altogether; it yields performance that makes its big all-wheel-drive sport-utility body behave like its smaller sibling Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT when driven furiously. It also provides towing capability that puts it at the top of its class and hence improving its overall behavior on the road. There are new 20-by-10-inch wheels in a new color called Black Noise, an integrated wheel lip, a lower rear fascia, and a hidden trailer-towing hitch. The back also has both the SRT and AWD badges.
What is the driving experience of the 2018 Durango?
On the road, the new Durango handles its 5,500 pounds like a pro, it bends as easily as a barber trims your hair. The onboard electronics are configured to suit a number of driving modes including Sport, Snow, Tow, Street , Valet and Track ??? yes track mode on a family car.
The eight-speed transmission operated by paddle shifters or new electronic shifters quickly snaps through the levels without hesitation. Even happier to finely execute is duties is the electronic steering which accurately relays your hands' tiniest actions on the wheels. The torque is sent to the rear wheels which give this beast a very sporty feel. To say that this is an ecstatic ride would be an understatement.
In which colors is the 2018 Durango available?
The new Durango is available in a total of seven different flavors, including B5 blue, Billet Clear Coat, Bruiser Gray, Dark Black, Granite, Octane Red Pearl Coat, and White Knuckle Clear Coat.
What is the pricing of the new Durango SRT?
The Durango SRT, which features a potent 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 will start at $62,995. Pricing for the rest of the Durango lineup has not been announced but Kuniskis, head of? Passenger Car Brands for FCA, said essentially a $43,000 R/T with a 5.7-liter engine???the most popular Durango???will have the same fascia look and feeling as the SRT. The 2018 models are now on sale.
Why is this an appealing deal?
Upon purchasing a 2018 Durango SRT, you will receive a full day session at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving which is located in Chandler. This is in addition to the fact that you are getting yourself a 6.4-liter, 475 horsepower V8 and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There is also an active exhaust system purposely tuned to give the SUV a Charger-like growl.
Up front, the car is equipped with six-piston Brembo brakes while four-piston units are installed in the rear. An adaptive damping system provides drivers with three distinct settings to dial in the upgraded suspension's firmness to one's liking. In a nutshell, this has got to be the best SUV deal if you want a big hauler.