2018 Dodge Durango SRT
- High-performance 475-hp SRT model debuts
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models
- Part of the third Durango generation introduced for 2011
- Third-row seats are surprisingly spacious
- Large touchscreen tech interface is one of the best in class
- Towing ability is exceptional for the class
- Has real off-road capabilities with 4WD and low-range gearing
- Bluetooth streaming audio isn't standard on SXT
- Bigger and bulkier to drive than rival crossovers
- Fuel economy is lackluster, especially with the V8
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Durango safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Illuminates a light on either of the Durango's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Helps prevent collisions by sounding an alert when the Durango detects an imminent collision.
- Lane Departure Warning Plus
- Sounds a warning if the Durango begins to drift from its lane without a turn signal being activated.
Dodge Durango vs. the competition
2018 Dodge Durango
2018 Ford Explorer
Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer
Both the Durango and Explorer are well-known three-row SUVs. The Durango benefits from more third-row passenger space, exceptional towing abilities, real off-road credentials and a large touchscreen. Its V8 engine is rather thirsty, though. The Explorer gets high marks for its quiet and comfortable ride, large cargo space, and an abundance of tech features. Its optional turbocharged V6 is no weakling either.
Dodge Durango vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Durango and Grand Cherokee are based on the same platform underneath all of that bodywork. As a result, they share similar advantages that include their powerful V8s and high towing capabilities. Think of the Grand Cherokee as the more posh and refined cousin to the brutish Durango since the Jeep's interior is downright luxurious by comparison. But the Cherokee only seats five passengers; the Durango fits seven.
Dodge Durango vs. Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot is more family-focused and versatile than the Dodge Durango, featuring roomy rear seats, good fuel economy numbers and clever storage solutions. But the Durango pulls ahead when it comes to utility, towing, off-road abilities and bolder styling. Overall, the Pilot is newer and has more mass-market appeal, but the Durango holds up surprisingly well, especially if you like its V8 rumble.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT for Sale
The 2018 Dodge Durango is big, burly and ripped with bold style. You won't mistake its aggressive looks for anything else. But this big seven-seater has more going for it than just looks. It's a spacious and capable SUV with available V8 power, giving it the muscle for heavy towing jobs that would otherwise require a full-size truck-based SUV. We like it, and not just for its abilities, but for the way it stands out from the crowd.
The Durango has been around for awhile. The current version was launched in 2011 and saw its last makeover in 2014. Normally we prefer vehicles that have had more recent updates, but we like the Durango just the way it is. This year, Dodge keeps interest level high with the release of the Durango SRT, an answer to a question that no one asked, but a 475-horsepower answer that we like just the same. Not content to simply have an outstanding family shuttle that's roomy and ideally suited for long-distance travel, Dodge wants to make sure the short-distance hops can be done at maximum enjoyment as well. With a savage 6.4-liter V8 underhood, the Durango SRT moves from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
Most mortal Durangos are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 tuned for 293 hp (295 with the Blacktop package) and 260 pound-feet of torque. But the V6 Durango can be equipped to tow up to 6,200 pounds, significantly more than its rivals. In Edmunds testing, a rear-drive V6-powered Durango made the run to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, while all-wheel drive increased that to 8.1 seconds — slow times compared to the segment's best and a consequence of the Durango's heavy weight.
Standard on R/T models and optional on Citadel is a big 5.7-liter V8 that produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft. Like the V6, it gets an eight-speed automatic, but unlike the V6 its optional four-wheel-drive system includes a low-range transfer case for better off-road ability. The V8 can tow up to 7,400 pounds, and you'll need a full-size body-on-frame SUV if you want to match that number. The new SRT with its 6.4-liter V8 can tow up to 8,600 pounds.
Unfortunately, the trade-off for the Durango's muscle is fuel economy. The EPA rates the rear-drive V6 Durango at 21 mpg combined. The V8 engine drops that figure to 17 mpg combined or 15 combined for the new SRT version. Clearly, you're not buying a Durango for its fuel economy.
But the Durango has no shortage of interior space, and even the third row is suitable for adults. We like the roomy back seat, which is easy to access thanks to big doors that open to nearly 90 degrees. The dash design isn't our favorite, but we love the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system. We are also fans of the Durango's comfortable ride, but you can feel its heft in the corners.
Dodge sells the Durango in five models. The base SXT has plenty of equipment for families on the go, while the GT adds attractive styling cues and a more upscale interior. The Citadel offers most of Dodge's available luxury features, while the R/T concentrates on performance with a V8 engine and a stiffer suspension. The bonkers SRT model is simply committed to taking families wherever they need to go as quickly as possible. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2018 Dodge Durango for you.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Overview
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is offered in the following styles: , and SRT 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT?
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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT?
2018 Dodge Durango SRT SRT 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT SRT 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $65,385. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT SRT 4dr SUV AWD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,923 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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