2018 Dodge Durango SRT: This Is Not A Regular Family SUV But A Three-Row Charger

Feb 27, 2017 10:30 AM EST | JP Olvido

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the newest full-size SUV from the American car manufacturer. It is said to be the most powerful and fastest three-row SUV by executive Tim Kuniskis.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT full-size SUV. The new Durango SRT, according to NAFTA Passenger Car Brands head Tim Kinuskis, is the most powerful and the fastest three-row vehicle. It houses a 392-cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine that is able to churn out 475 horsepower at 6,000 revolutions per minute and 470 pound-feet of torque.

It sports 20-inch by 10-inch wheels in a new color scheme called Black Noise. It has a lower rear fascia, an integrated wheel lip, and a hidden trailer towing hitch. Of course, it has the SRT badge along with an AWD one. The Durango SRT features a hand-wrapped performance steering wheel with paddles, standard captain's chairs, performance audio, and an SRT pedal kit. It has a reformatted Uconnect infotainment system its customizable displays show enhanced graphics.

The new Durango SRT is said to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds which is considered already very fast for a full-size SUV. It can get to a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.

Mark Trostle, Dodge and SRT head of design, has said, "It really is our three-row Charger." He further added that it was easy to insert SRT DNA into the Durango.

The 2018 Durango SRT sports a 2.75-inch dual exhaust system and actually sounds like a Charger SRT. It even has launch control, a tachometer in the driver's display, and a speedometer that goes up to 180 miles per hour. All three are what one would normally find inside a Charger. In fact, it has a real gear-shifter instead of a knob which makes it more of an SRT than the regular family SUV.

The Durango SRT comes in seven drive modes namely Street, Track, Snow, Sport, Valet, Eco, and Tow. Each mode holds specific torque delivery, shift times, and other characteristics. It is able to 8,600 pounds, higher by 1,400 pounds over the previous model.

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