The latest news which started interesting many people is about a possible 2018 Dodge Durango SRT model. It has already been confirmed that Durango is coming back with the newest version of their model in the upcoming year, but the latest piece of news states that an SRT version is coming out just after it. The announced model is a part of the facelift that the Durango brand is supposed to get and will enter its seventh-model year with the released version being a part of the third-generation of vehicles.
Thus Dodge is planning to add an SRT badge for its Durango model and we can say that this actually makes sense. A lot of people would probably be interested in this sort of a combination and would feel great having it. The SRT badge will add high performance to the car which will upgrade its specs with a decent engine under the hood.
With the newest facelifted version of the Durango coming out next year, the SRT brand is expected to make its debut the following year after that. The release date will come shortly and we can even expect some spy photos or official renderings to come out soon which will show us just how well the newest model is planned to look.
When will the Release Date for the Newest 2018 Dodge Durango SRT be?
The speculations for the release date of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT are very different, a lot of people are stating that it might come out in the mid-2018 or maybe even perhaps come end of the year. We can safely say that the SRT brand will make its official debut in 2018 but the base version, which is the SXT model, is probably going to come out in 2017, or at least by the end of that year.
Price Predictions for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
The news about the release of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has shaken things up and most of the fans are wondering how much exactly they will have to spend. As it just so happens, the price for the base SXT version has been unveiled and it will cost $31,090 as a base MSRP. But the SRT is still being developed and so is the price. The prediction so far is that the SRT version of the Durango model will go beyond 40,000 dollars.
What are the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Exterior Changes?
With the upcoming redesign for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, we are expecting a lot of changes for the brand. First of all, they will adapt the exterior of the car to the latest Dakota pickup and they will do their best to hide the Durango roots under the new sheet metal as best as they could. Based on the recent pictures, the new Durango looks as if it has managed to put together a very nice balance between an imposing SUV and a crossover truck.
The new model will still have a boxy shape and an imposing demeanor about it, but it will not looks slab-sized a bit. Perhaps by looking at it from the back you do see a truck-like vehicle but it has lost much of its standard characteristics of a truck. The vehicle will add monochrome colors for the exterior and also add some aesthetic changes. There are all sorts of SRT treatments that are planned to reshape the car a bit but most of it will not go too much beyond mere badging.
What is the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Interior Like?
The interior of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will take an important swing. In fact, the base version will exclude the third row of seating, leaving the Durango available as a five-passenger vehicle. But we still have the option of adding the third row of seating when necessary. If you wish to add the third row for seating your passengers, you will need to add $695 in order to get an upgraded version of the car.
The inside is taking the same turn as the exterior is. They are not including any of the truck-like heritage parts this model has been known for and are going for an all-contemporary approach. Not a lot information is available about the inside so far, but as far as we know and the details that were released we can expect some changes to the controls of the car, the dash and of course the seating. Most of it will be in regards to the comfort of the car because they are planning for it to be much more luxurious than before. Expect some SRT details as well to go with this version.
Which Engine will be utilized for 2018 Dodge Durango SRT?
With the SRT treatment the upcoming 2018 Dodge Durango SRT vehicle is bound to get certain updates when it comes to the engine. First of all, the plan is that a 6.4-liter V-8 engine gets to be used, which leaves out all the supercharged variants that were mentioned before. Potentially saying, this model is bound to make between 475 horsepower and 485 horsepower based on the output that other SRT versions carrying this engine are producing.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT 0-60 mph and Top Speed
The acceleration for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is bound to take a step further. With the current car making the 0-60 mph mark in 7.4 seconds, we predict that the new SRT version will bring it down to under 7 seconds. This will also affect the top speed of the car from the current 117 mph to add some more.
Fuel Economy Ratings for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
The predictions for the fuel economy of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT are very versatile, but one thing is in common with all of them, and that is that we cannot hope for a very fuel efficient car. The current rate for the upcoming base model is an EPA rating of 18 mpg city drive and 25 mpg highway drive. But the SRT version will probably make some more and enhance the consumption.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT Dimension Changes
Currently, we do not have the information about whether the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is going to be bigger compared to before. But as we see it now, this is not a possibility. The facelifted version will most likely retain the current dimensions that the car has and will probably not expand too much in size. But as far as the SRT version geos, we have the same prediction. They rarely change the dimensions of the car and only focus on the output and the performance of the car. Thus this probably means that the dimensions are going to be the same as they were.
We are expecting for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT to enhance the safety. The current version has a rating of 4 stars overall, given by the NHTSA. It also manages to score 4 in frontal crash and 5 in side crash tests. The IIHS has also conducted its tests and given it a Good rating mostly, with only a Marginal score given for the new small-overlap test. With the coming SRT update we can imagine that these scores are going to be probably enhanced and also adjusted. We are expecting to see various improvements when it comes to the safety equipment the car is probably going to utilize.
What are the Rivaling Cars?
The new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will join a family of vehicles which have already gotten their SRT treatment and have added more powerful versions to their base options. The market already has such cars like the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT and the Dodge Charger SRT, which have all been given their SRT treatment this past year. Now it is time for the Durango and we will see how well this model is going to fare with the updated capability it is able to get.