2018 Dodge Durango SRT: The Good, The Bad & The Weird [Video]

It may not be a gumball machine, but it's certainly quick.

The Dodge Durango comes in many flavors. However, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, which is the top performing model, can be hard to tell apart from the R/T and GT Rallye trims. There are a number of things, on the exterior and interior that help set it apart from the rest.

Exterior

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By simply looking at the front fascia you would not easily be able to tell the SRT from a regular R/T. They have the same exact grille and hood. The Durango SRT has a small SRT badge on the black grille, but no major visual differences.

The 20-inch wheels are black painted and specific to the SRT. But the R/T has black 20-inch rims available as well. A better indicator here is the red-painted Brembo brake calipers. Six pistons in the front and four piston in the back.

A look at the front fenders will reveal a ‘392’ badge that indicates this Durango SRT is packing some serious heat under the hood.

Performance

Being an SRT, you expect this Durango to perform. Helping make that case is a 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8. 6.4 liters, 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque all mate up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. At sea-level Dodge says it will hit 60 in 4.4 seconds. Up here, we tested the Durango SRT and the 0-60 time came out to a still-respectable 5.9 seconds. It is really fast, especially for an SUV with three rows and a curb weight over 5,500 pounds.

Interior

The inside reveals some more SRT specific touches that help set it apart from the not-as-fast Durango models. The SRT steering wheel is plucked straight out of a Hellcat. The seats come in ‘Demonic Red’ Laguna leather, and feature SRT logos embossed in the seat backs. In fact, there are 21 SRT logos on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. 23 if you include the key fob and key chain.

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Dodge have the option in the Durango SRT to add a center console to the rear seat for $500. And, there is a no-cost third row delete option called the “lightweight package”.

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Michael Curtis
Michael has always had a passion for things with four wheels and an engine. His parents often joked that his first word was "Porsche." He currently works for TFL full time as an editor, videographer, presenter & writer. In his spare time, he stays plugged into the car community through meets and other events.