2018 Dodge Durango
We live in the day and era of the SUVs. Cozy, family oriented, small, modest SUVs.I like this segment, of course I do, since it is perfect for long family trips given its fuel economy and comfort. With this traits, no wonder the SUV segment has achieved a preferential place when it comes to sales all around the world.
But… what if a company wanted to go ‘old-school’ in the SUV segment? What if they think big, bold and with passion? Well, this description matches the 2018 Dodge Durango. Why? Because with the Durango, Dodge is not giving us just a family SUV. Dodge is giving us a tank. An spacious, powerful, family tank.
We have five trims at our disposition: SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T and SRT. The SRT trim is the tougher, meanest, baddest (in a good way) of them all, so, this is the way to go. This trim is only available with all-wheel drive (while the rest of them are rear wheel drive with optional AWD).
Now is the moment to brace yourself. Powering this handsome beauty is a huge V8 and 6.4-liter engine, that possesses 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is unfiltered, raw power, that is rare to find nowadays.
The 2018 Dodge Durango also has a V6 and a smaller V8 engine available, but who wants less when you can have more?
The biggest engine means an outstanding towing capacity; that combines with a huge cargo space to deliver a very complete, very rounded SUV.
And -oh, well- since I have already mentioned the cargo space… regarding passenger space, this is a seven seater, and a veeeery spacious one at that.
Everyone, from the driver, to the back seats, will be very comfortable, no matter if they are tall or short.
Going back to the engine, this power is not cheap, of course. At all. It offers 13 miles per gallon on the city, and 19 mpg on the highway.
Performance-tuned steering, adaptive suspension, and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, are some of the features that are exclusive to the SRT trim.
Heated mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen interface, three zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, an 115-volt power outlet, a power liftgate, satellite radio and LED fog lights are some of the features that carry over from lower trims.
With the raw power of its engine and the well assorted pack of features, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a tough cookie against vehicles such as the Honda Pilot or the Mazda CX-9.
On the (off-) road
The V8 engine has enough power to make the Durango very agile, either on the highway or city streets.
The transmission is responsive and its acceleration is useful enough, given the size of this beautiful beast.
This is a vehicle that demands a family trip, no matter what the distance is.
As I said it before, everyone will be comfortable and won’t complain about the space and quality of the seats. Combine this with a quiet ride and you have the prefect formula to bring along the kids to visit grandma in another city.
Now, it should be noted that the Dodge Durango, because of its traits, is not afraid to take on the beach or the forest roads, and neither should you. Go camping, go have a picnic… just have an adventure with it, since it can handle everything.
If you are not afraid of its fuel economy and have a big family (or a bunch of friends or coworkers to hang out with every day), the 2018 Dodge Durango will meet all your needs.
This is the SUV to properly carpool. This is the SUV for home moving. This is the vehicle to ‘invade’ and enjoy the road, to tow an small boat and spend a day at the beach… this is the 2018 Dodge Durango, the ‘family’ tank that will take you everywhere you need and