D he Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee share a platform. While the Jeep has been available as a hot SRT version for some time, this has so far been withheld from the Durango. That changes now with the presentation of the Durango SRT.
If dad presses the gas properly, the 2.5-ton Dodge Durango SRT sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. For the quarter mile 12.9 seconds are specified. This is made possible by a new 6.4-liter V8 engine under the hood for the 2018 model year. The Hemi-V8 develops 482 hp and brings 637 Nm of torque to the start. The switching work is done by an eight-speed automatic transmission, which transfers the drive torque to a permanent all-wheel drive. This is designed to be rear-heavy (70%). The driving dynamics system allows seven modes. The chassis has been retuned with stiffer springs and dampers.
Visually trimmed for sport
Of course, the Dodge Durango SRT also maintains a sporty appearance as a sport SUV. In the wheel arches, 20-inch rims rotate, which mesh with the asphalt over 295/45 tires. The fenders above were noticeably widened. The bonnet has a large cooling air inlet and the front apron has also been optimized for maximum air flow and equipped with new LED fog lights. At the rear there are two fat tailpipes. When it comes to stopping power, the Durango SRT relies on Brembo six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
The interior of the Dodge Durango SRT openly displays its sportiness with a combination of leather, Alcantara and carbon.
The Durango can also be practical. The trailer load is 3.9 tons. And anyone who opts for a Durango SRT from the fourth quarter of 2017 will also receive a driver training course for the car. Prices for the Dodge Durango SRT have not yet been announced.