A Driver's Guide to the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

If you have a growing family, cargo to stow, and a load to tow, check into the 2018 Dodge Durango.

Huge, high-powered and handles like a dream, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT heralds the next generation of no-holds-barred sport utility vehicles. Great for rural workloads but likely to gain celebrity in town, this Durango exceeds traditional parameters of horsepower and off-the-mark acceleration for full-sized SUVs. If you plan to buy a car for transporting your family as well as for multipurpose use, you should stop into your
local Dodge dealership to look over the 2018 SRT before you make a purchase decision.

2018 Durango: Upgraded Power and Torque

The impressive power train of this SUV includes:

• 475 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
• 470 pound-feet of torque at 4,300 rpm
• 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 transmission
• Eight drive modes: street, sport, track, snow, tow, eco and valet
• All-wheel drive with variable torque split between rear and front axles
• Towing capacity of 8,600 pounds

Despite its heft - more than 5,500 pounds - the Durango can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under 4.5 seconds, according to Dodge. In fact, this 2018 SUV rivals such lighter, sportier cars as the 2017 BMW M240i convertible and the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte S
in terms of acceleration.

Durango SRT Interior

If you want to buy a car with plenty of seating, the Durango should be on your short list. It features three rows of seats to accommodate six adults. The driver's row and the center row are each composed of two comfy, heated and ventilated bucket seats with standard leather upholstery. Third row seating, which reviewers say has the easiest access ever, features side-by-side buckets. Hand-stitched leather on the dash is also available for a deluxe overall appearance. 

Standard Extras For the 2018 Durango SRT

The Fiat Chrysler Uconnect touch-screen entertainment interface and a customizable thin-film transistor screen are standard dashboard features on the 2018 Durango. Also standard are the signature air intake scoop on the hood of the vehicle, LED fog lights and resonating dual exhaust pipes. The engine produces that exotic low growl that indicates controlled power, but the insulated interior dampens down the sound to a dull roar in the passenger cabin. 

The braking system on this large, heavy vehicle is suitably super-sized to match the engine. High-performance six-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers in the rear, plus vented rotors, provide the braking power to bring the Durango to a complete stop from 60 mph in only 115 feet.

Conclusion

Fun to drive, roomy and powerful, the 2018 Durango SRT is an exciting and innovative addition to the large SUV class. We'd love to take you for a test drive. Come into 
McCord Brothers Dodge in Longview, Wash. today, or contact us for more information. 
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