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More power and attitude in 2018 Dodge Durango SRT


The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is going to turn heads and impress people who demand a lot out of their SUVs. Fortunately, not only does Dodge already have a great SUV on its hands, but the company is going out of its way to make it even better, which may be hard to believe. At the same time, Dodge is not rocking the boat and making huge changes. The one SUV with the biggest changes will be the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

For starters, the new Durango SRT will have a Hemi-V8 engine that generates an impressive 475 horsepower, and just as importantly, 470 lbs-ft of torque. With this power, the SUV can tow up to 8,600 pounds. The seven passenger SRT version is, according to Dodge, “the most powerful and capable three-row SUV”. With a 12-second quarter mile, along with a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds, the SUV is certainly quick, and it can even get up to 180 mph. With three rows of seats and plenty of towing capacity, most people will have no trouble picking up a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. The SRT comes with a bunch of special performance features that include:

– New Brembo high-performance brakes that make it easier to enjoy mountain roads
– Updated exhaust system tuned to offer high-performance exhaust, which is modeled after the Charger SRT
– Eight-speed standard transmission, which was specifically and specially calibrated for the Durango SRT
– SRT hood with cold-air duct and heat extractors, which cools the motor and helps with overall performance
– Newly designed and updated seven-mode drive system, letting the driver precisely and quickly adjust drive settings, maximizing comfort and performance

The interior offers heated and ventilated front seats, along with second row captain’s chairs, and they are all trimmed in Nappa leather and suede. The SRT also offers drivers and passengers more. With the high-end version of the FCA’s Uconnect information system. The Uconnect infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, navigation and SRT Performance Pages, all on an 8.4 inch touchscreen. To play around with the technology of a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, check one out, when available, at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

While not exciting, anyone who wants to be safe and have a safer driving expeirence, will love the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. With blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, rear cross-path detection and adaptive cruise control, drivers and passengers alike can feel safer while on the road. Given that the 2017 Dodge Durango got a four star overall rating, including five stars for side crash tests, and it’s easy to have confidence in the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

It’s easy to see why the Dodge Durango SRT is well-liked. Dodge has been going out of its way to create some of the highest end cars, trucks and SUVs with a lot of horsepower and torque. And for this reason, when it comes out in showrooms later in the year, buyers will probably snap them up in droves. While pricing details haven’t been released, it should be much cheaper than it’s higher priced counterparts.

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