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2018 Dodge Durango SRT: Why Choose Between Sports and Family Cars?

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Why choose between a sports car and a family car if you don’t have to? That’s the idea behind the completely badass 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. Additionally, it’ll tow your boat better than some pickup trucks. Serious, what’s not to love?

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is powered by a 6.4L HEMI V8 making 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s sent to a performance all-wheel drive system by way of an 8-speed automatic transmission. Again, that’s tuned by SRT for maximum performance.

The SRT Durango will run the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds and will get from 0-60 miles-per-hour in 4.4 seconds. That’s sportscar fast. Heck, it might even be faster.

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Adding to the lunacy is the Durango’s ability to tow 8,600 pounds. That’s more than a diesel-powered Colorado. That’s nearly as much as most half-ton pickup trucks. But there are no half-ton pickup trucks that can seat 6 comfortably.

The Durango retains its 3-row seating configuration, but only has the captain’s chairs in the middle. That means the passenger capacity is 6 instead of 7, but that’s okay with us.

The Durango has an available carbon fiber interior trim and “Demonic Red Laguna” leather seats. Because what else would you call them?

Like modern SRTs, you also get a day at Bondurant doing fun stuff in cars on a track.

The Durango SRT goes on sale later this year — the fourth-quarter according to the press release — and the carbon fiber interior has “late availability.” Pricing hasn’t been announced, but with similarities to the Grand Cherokee SRT, we wouldn’t be surprised to see pricing right around there.

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Written by Chad Kirchner

In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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