2018 Dodge Durango Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Dodge Durango

With only a few days left before the Chicago Auto Show 2017 kicks off, Dodge has just released the newest car in the Dodge family category. The 2018 Dodge Durango has been described by many car enthusiasts as the “perfect SUV” for any-sized family. This car shares almost the same features as the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, a number of changes have been made on the car’s hood, grille and tail. The engine is also different from the one used in the 2017 model. If the YouTube videos available so far about this car are anything to go by, then this SUV no doubt promises elegance, style and efficiency.

2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango Interior

The 2018 Dodge Durango cabin has a hand-wrapped dashboard with silver accent stitching. The steering wheel is SRT with a flat bottom. The Nappa seats are leather and they come with suede inserts. When it comes to the technological aspect, a new design is available for the configurable seven-inch digital-instrument gauge cluster. There is also the Uconnect System that comes with a center screen that is 8.4 inch. This system has the capability to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also present is a sound system (Beats Audio Premium) with a subwoofer, nine speakers and a 506-watts amplifier. Other interior features include a forward collision warning that has an adaptive cruise control and crash mitigation, rear cross-path detector and a blind-spot monitor. With 3 rows of seats, it has a seating capacity of seven. It is expected to come in black, chrome, red and white.

2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango Engine

The 2018 Dodge Durango engine will be 6.4 liter V-8. The wheel drive is expected to be aggressive and all-tuned. This engine will produce a horsepower of 475hp and 470 pounds of torque per ft. All this will be automatically sent to the four wheels through the eight-speed automated transmission.

2018 Dodge Durango Exterior

The exterior of the vehicle has also undergone an aggressive makeover. A new hood and a new front fascia has been introduced. The new hood features a broader mesh grille, fender badges and rock panels. It also has a new exhaust system that has been tuned to give a high performance, deep exhaust note. Other external features include side skirts, plus wheel flares and dual exhaust tips which are 4-inch. The doors can be opened manually or automatically with a remote.

2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango Price and Gas Mileage

As of now, there is no official communication regarding the price of this car. Pricing details are expected to be released as the launching day nears, which is expected to be any day this Fall. However, judging from how the previous models have retailed, the MSRP of this SUV is expected to be around $42,095. When it comes to performance, it is expected to cover 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds. To run a quarter mile will only take 12.9 seconds.

2018 Dodge Durango Towing

The 2018 Dodge Durango is equipped with an engine that is Hemi V-8. This engine will generate 470 pounds per ft of torque and an estimated horsepower of 475hp. With an engine that is so strong, it will have an 8,600 pounds towing capacity.

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