Dodge Releases Pricing on 2018 Durango SRT
Hot-Rod SUV to Start at $62,995
Thanks to its 475hp 6.4L Hemi V-8 and a newly revealed starting price of $62,995, plus $1,095 for destination, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will be one of the most affordable hot-rod utility vehicles available.
Arriving at dealers during the fourth quarter of 2017, the Durango SRT will be cheaper than any other similarly powerful SUV, undercutting the 400hp Porsche Macan Turbo by $10,000, the 567hp BMW X5 M by more than $35,000, and the 577hp Mercedes-AMG GLE63 by about $40,000. It’ll also be cheaper than its platform-mate, the $66,895 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which features many of the same powertrain and suspension bits.
Dodge is claiming the Durango SRT will hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, as certified by the NHRA. That likely means that away from a well-prepared dragstrip, the SRT should be able to make that sprint in about 4.7 seconds or so, about half a second slower than its German competition. With a wider track, bigger brakes, and tighter, SRT-tuned suspension, expect the Durango SRT to turn and stop about as well as its competitive set.
As is common for SRT vehicles, the Durango SRT offers much of the performance of more expensive vehicles, with a distinctively American flair. The SRT features a heavily ducted hood, unique front and rear fascias, and aggressive rolling stock to cut a mean first impression. Inside, softer leather covers the front and middle bucket seats and third-row bench. Speaking of, that interior configuration limits the Durango’s seating to six; there’s no word on whether Dodge will offer the SRT with a middle bench. So if you simply must have seven seats and tons of power, you’d better start saving up for a $125,300 Mercedes-AMG GLS63, just in case.