Everyone already knows that this three-row SUV is lightning fast and that hasn’t changed. Dodge managed to make 2.5 tons, three-row seating, AWD, a tech-equipped vehicle with a whole bunch of sheet metal, capable of a sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds which is astonishing. If you are a drag strip enthusiasts than with this monster SUV, you can squeeze that pedal to the metal and run an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of mind-blowing 12.9 seconds. This mean machine is capable of leaving some serious competition like Ford Focus RS, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and Lexus GS F in a cloud of dust and looking at its taillights.
As I already mentioned, all of this was already known, but there is one thing that is finally official, and that is the amount of cash you will have to set aside if you want to own the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. Yes, the price of the SRT version is now known, and it says that if you want one, you will have to cough up $62,995 plus $1,095 for destination charges for a grand total of $64,090. For some, this will be somewhat steep but hey, for all those capabilities Durango has and all that performance it brings, we are really close to calling this a bargain.
Tim Kuniskis, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles head of passenger cars brands for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat gave a statement saying that “The new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.” He continued by adding “This is what you get, when you take everything great about the Durango and combine it with the performance of the Charger SRT: a 12-second quarter mile, 8,700-lb.-toy hauling, three-row muscle car.”
For the very few out there who are not aware, the beast powering the Durango SRT is the familiar 6.4 L 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8 that makes 475 HP. Dodge made sure that all of those horses are sent to all four corners of the SUV via the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic for which the company says that it is specifically calibrated for duty in the mega Durango. To stop this beast on the road is the task of big six-piston Brembo brakes up front with four-piston Brembos in the back and to keep it upwards, and firm in corners Dodge opted for Bilstein active-dampening high-performance suspension.
The first deliveries of this beastly SUV are slated for the fourth quarter of this year, and that is definitely the time when we will have a lot more info on it, mainly regarding Durango SRT’s capability of handling all that power under the hood. Stay close and expect more from us on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT!