2018 Dodge Durango SRT Review

Once again, the Dodge and the SRT brands will introduce a high-performance vehicle. We can expect a fantastic model with a huge burst of power, acceleration, and certainly best-in-class tow capability. Also, this three-row SUV will be most likely the fastest SUV in its class. According to Head of Passenger Cars Brands, Tim Kuniskis, besides a lot of power, this model will be also the most capable three-row SUV in the world. That is great news for all the potential customers. New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT already had its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Compared to the previous model, this one will provide some slight improvements, and we can expect it in almost every segment. However, more about that a bit later. We have to say that all customers expect a lot from this vehicle. Also, the Company expects a lot of sales and a high dose of popularity.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Changes

As we mention in the introduction, this model will provide some slight modification in order to satisfy all the people who eagerly await its release date. In general, this vehicle will combine aggressive styling, advanced technology, and top of the class utility. The forthcoming 2018 Durango SRT will provide 20-inch “Goliath” wheels with five-spoke. These wheels will have Black Noise finish, and we can also expect Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde tires for all seasons. Also, we can expect Pirelli P Zero three-season tires.

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According to Company, there is a possibility of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with five spoke design and Black Noise finish. This model will also provide fantastic braking performance. More precisely, the vehicle needs 115 feet to a full stop from 60 mph. Merits for that belongs to the Brembo high-performance calipers (six-piston front and four-piston rear), and also to the vented rotors. This model will ride on SLA independent front suspension as well as most likely upgraded Bilstein adaptive damping suspension. At the first glance, it seems like this model has a bit wider body.

Also, the approaching vehicle will have a newly designed bonnet that will be equipped with the functional cold-air duct as well as with the heat extractors. Thanks to that fact, we can expect better engine cooling and improved overall performance of the vehicle. Some of the other features that are new or that are updated will include a newly exhaust system, new track mode, newly seven-mode drive system, and many others as well.
New 2018 Durango SRT will be available in 11 colors including:
– Billet Clear Coat,
– Sangria Metallica Clear Coat,
– Bruiser Grey Clear Coat,
– Granite Clear Coat,
– White Knuckle Clear Coat,
– Octane Red Pearl Coat,
– Dark Black Clear Coat,
– Ocean Blue Pearl Coat,
– Redline Pearl Coat,
– Blu by Yu Pearl Coat and Vice White.

Dodge Durango SRT 2018 Interior design

The interior design of this model will be we can clearly say – perfect! Everything from the inside is on the high level and we can expect a lot of improvements here. First of all, we will start from the comfort of the cabin. All the seats in the cabin will be most likely wrapped in the Nappa leather and they will be heated and ventilated. Silver-stitched SRT logos on the seats will be standard. Some of the new appointments inside will include SRT flat-bottom steering wheel as well as a wrapped dashboard with the silver stitch. The 2018 Durango steering wheel will have standard paddle shift. The optional feature will be Demonic Red Laguna leather.

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Some of the other luxurious touches that we can notice in the cabin will include black chrome center stack, full console, door handle bezels(two choices), HVAC, and full console. We can also expect newly 7-inch (TFT) customizable digital instrument gauge cluster.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT interior

Also, Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen will provide navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, downloadable apps, HD radio, 5-year trial of SiriusXM traffic and Travel Link. The future 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will also provide BeatsAudio sound system that will be equipped with 9 speakers, 506-watt amplifier as well as with the subwoofer. As we mention earlier, this model will provide SRT seven-mode drive system. This system will, in order to boost performance or comfort provide the driver possibility to precisely set drive settings.

This newly model will include:
– Auto mode (this mode will set the suspension and comfort for longer, relaxed driving conditions and it will be activated immediately when you start the car),
– Sport mode (it will deliver better overall performance),
– Track mode (it will deliver maximum vehicle performance capability on wet surface),
– Snow mode (we can expect ideal configuration for driving in snow), and we can also expect Tow, Valet, and ECO modes.

Engine and Performance

Beneath the bonnet, this model will be as we already say few times, very powerful. We can expect 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 beast. This engine is already proved, and there is no reason for the change. According to Company, the engine will have a max power output of around 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Fantastic information is acceleration time. From zero to 62 mph, new Dodge Durango SRT 2018 will accelerate for 4.4 seconds which is quite amazing, especially when you see which kind of vehicle this is. Thanks to the newly cold-air duct and heat extractors, the overall performance of the engine is better compared to the previous model. This 2018 Dodge Durango SRT engine will be mated to a Standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission system and the power will be of curse routed to all wheels.

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Some of the safety features will include:
– adaptive cruise control with stop
– front collision warning,
– Blind-spot monitoring,
– Rear Cross Path,
– seven standard airbags, and many others as well.

Price and Release date

We can expect 2018 Durango SRT on the dealership by the end of this year. When it comes to prices, we don’t have official confirmation from the Company about that.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT photos

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