This review has been prepared by industry pundits in the know-how about everything that pertains what to expect from the 2018 Dodge Durango. For beginners, the previous model of Durango came with plenty of new features which included Beats by Dr. Dre audio system, and a vibrant red leather upholstery. Also, there was the Blacktop package that added an assorted styling improvements and gloss-black exterior trim as well. However, for 2018, more of the features will be provided in plentiful. If you are a buyer and have been in the market searching for a seven-passenger crossover without lack, we are here to tell you that this Durango popularly by industry gurus as a “dark horse”, is indeed worth your attention.
It will come with an enticing interior, cool infotainment features, an available V8 power, and an industrial-grade towing ability, frankly speaking, the new 2018 Dodge Durango is an all-around star. While the Durango’s numerous strengths might be appealing to many, some other choices might even turn out to be better. We are talking about well-regarded family SUVs like the Mazda CX-9, Chevy Traverse and Toyota Highlander, which offer a smoother ride over cratered roads and offers incredible cargo volume.
Exterior Changes & Interior Colors For the New 2018 Dodge Durango
According to our very own assumptions, the 2018 Dodge Durango should be expected to come in four trims: SXT, Limited, R/T, and top-of-the-line Citadel model. Being offered as standard feature across the board is the 7-passenger capacity, while there is an optional 6-passenger capacity. Some of the standard equipment forthcoming on the SXT include automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control (includes separate rear air-conditioning), heated exterior mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining second-row seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat (with power-folding headrests), a six-speaker sound system with an SD card slot and USB and auxiliary inputs, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a five-inch touchscreen and Uconnect voice controls.
A couple of selections packages are available entirely on the Durango SXT. The Customer Preferred Order package adds an eight-way power driver seat with four-way lumbar, roof rails with stowable crossbars, satellite radio, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Popular Equipment Group adds a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rear parking sensors.
The Limited comes standard with those options and adds auto-dimming exterior mirrors, LED running lights, remote start, driver memory settings, leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat (with four-way lumbar), a 115-volt power outlet, heated second-row seats, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded version of Dodge’s Uconnect system (emergency roadside assistance, text-to-speech messaging capability, 3G Wi-Fi capability and streaming Internet radio). Optional on the SXT and Limited is the Rallye Appearance package (deletes the roof rails) but adds additional body-color exterior trim and 20-inch black wheels. Optional on the Limited is the Convenience package and Safety, Security feature that features automatic high-beam headlight control, automatic wipers, xenon headlights, a blind-spot monitor, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and rear cross-path alert. Also offered on the Limited is a Premium package that adds a power liftgate, 20-inch silver wheels, a sunroof, a 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre audio system (late availability), and a navigation system. The latter together with the power liftgate are also available as a separate package.
Optional on SXT, Limited and R/T is the Blacktop package, which features a gloss-black grille, Rallye-style body-color exterior trim, gloss-black 20-inch wheels, and other minor blacked-out exterior trim. The Citadel switches to the regular suspension, chrome grille, and the base V6 engine but otherwise generally builds on the R/T’s equipment list, adding as standard the automatic wipers, sunroof, automatic high beams, power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, eight-way power front passenger seat, and a navigation system.
Engine Specs – 2018 Dodge Durango
With the R/T as the only exception, all the 2018 Dodge Durango models are expected to feature a 3.6L V6 engine capable of making around 290 hp and 260 pounds of torque. The transmission system available is the 8-speed automatic, while the RWD comes in as standard and AWD as optional on every Durango. In our own performance testing, the 2015 Dodge Durango with a RWD PRINTED FROM 0-60 MPH IN 7.8 SECONDS, while the one with a AWD V6 did the same in a record 8.1 seconds. We expect the 2018 Dodge Durango to outperform the previous model by a substantial margin once we get hold of it. When properly equipped, a Durango is capable of towing up to 7,400lbs. As for the V8 and 6,200lbs. For the V6.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Dodge Durango
The precise release date of the new Durango is still unknown, but according to some sources privy to the going-on in Dodge, it should appear somewhere in 2018. The expected price for this amazing SUV should be around 30,000 USD.