Press Kit: 2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango Fact Sheet 

Auburn Hills, Mich. June 27, 2017 The Dodge Durango’s combination of uncompromised utility, advanced technology, class-leading towing and driving range, confident driving dynamics and aggressive styling make it the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment. For 2018, Dodge builds on Durango’s proven performance, utility and comfort with the new SRT model, appearance packages and an available soft-touch hand-wrapped instrument panel. Durango’s standard eight-speed automatic transmission is paired with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and best-in-class towing capability of 6,200 pounds, the classic 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and class-leading towing capability of 7,400 pounds and, new for 2018, the Durango SRT’s proven 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 delivering 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque – from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.4 seconds, covering the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), all while out-hauling every three-row SUV on the road with a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds.
 
The latest technology includes a programmable digital instrument cluster, available class-exclusive 9-inch dual screen Blu-ray and DVD player, available Beats premium audio system, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and a function to view trailed items through the rear mounted camera while the Durango is in motion. Durango’s available three-row seating offers spaciousness and flexibility with 85 cu. ft. of cargo capacity, 50 different seating configurations, including available second-row captain’s chairs.

New for 2018
  • New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with its 475-horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque stemming from the legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 engine, a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)–certified quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds and can go 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.4 seconds
  • Durango SRT out-hauls every three-row SUV on the road with best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds
  • New exterior performance features on Durango R/T and SRT include widebody exterior design and functional SRT hood with center air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors, as well as a new front fascia and lower valence to house new cold-air duct and LED fog lamps
  • Durango GT models equipped with the Blacktop or Brass Monkey Appearance Package now offer an available performance functional hood with center air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors like the one seen on R/T and SRT models
  • Standard leather and suede, available high-performance Demonic Red Laguna leather seating, and new carbon-fiber trim distinguish Durango SRT’s performance interior
  • All customers who buy a new Durango SRT will receive one full-day session at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
  • New for 2018, Dodge Durango models are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio system
  • New sport steering wheel, standard on all 2018 Durango models, with paddle shifters
  • New driver-oriented electronic shifter, standard on all 2018 Durango models, provides the driver with intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate for added control
  • All Durango models now feature a 7-inch touchscreen radio system and backup camera as standard equipment
  • Durango SXT models now feature a leather sport steering wheel and rear park assist
  • Durango GT models now feature power liftgate and Capri and suede bucket leather seats. Capri leather seats are also available. The Technology Group is now available as an option
  • For 2018, both Durango Citadel and SRT models are available with Dinamica suede headliner and A-pillars, adding to the premium feel
  • Front Park Assist joins ParkSense® Park Assist System with sensors in the front bumper to detect obstacles and includes a shut-off switch and is standard on Durango R/T, Citadel and SRT models
  • B5 Blue (exclusively on Durango R/T and SRT models) and In Violet Metallic exterior paint colors make their debut on Durango for the 2018 model year

Highlights
  • The new Dodge Durango SRT is loaded with performance features designed to make it America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV, including the proven 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 that delivers 475 horsepower, 470 lb.-ft. of torque, 4.4 second 0-60 mph times and best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds
  • The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds. Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode and V-8 mode when more power is in demand
  • Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates 290 horsepower (295 horsepower on Blacktop Package and SXT Anodized Platinum) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the V-6, Durango can tow a best-in-class 6,200 pounds. In addition, engine stop start (ESS) is standard on the V-6 and lowers emissions while also saving fuel
  • A driver’s SUV, the 2018 Dodge Durango delivers excitement and modernized refinement thanks to its world-class suspension, structural refinements and performance driving characteristics, all of which are usually found on premium performance SUVs at much higher price points
  • The Dodge Durango’s rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain is the foundation for its outstanding on-road driving performance. Available all-wheel drive (AWD) further enhances driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution. The new Durango SRT features standard all-wheel drive. The Durango’s two available AWD systems greatly enhance the vehicle’s traction and handling
  • While competitors have switched to front-wheel-drive car-based platforms, the HEMI®-powered all-wheel-drive Durango features a low-range transfer case with a neutral position. Low range improves light off-road performance and helps ease maneuvers, such as pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer. The neutral position in the transfer case allows the vehicle to be flat-towed without damaging powertrain components
  • The 2018 Dodge Durango features a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with driver-oriented electronic shifter and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • With standard five-passenger seating, optional seven-passenger seating and second-row captain’s chairs available on GT, R/T and Citadel models, the seats in the 2018 Dodge Durango can be configured in 50 different ways. Durango SRT features standard second-row captain’s chairs and six-passenger seating
  • Families with three or more children will find the Durango’s available captain’s chairs with pass through especially helpful as two car seats can be latched into each of the second-row seats, and there’s still easy pass-through for passengers to walk between to get to the third row
  • A versatile 60/40 split folding second-row seat conveniently folds and tumbles. Transporting long items, like 10-foot 2x4s, is not a problem as the left side of the second-row folds 60 percent, allowing the versatility of folding the 40 percent seat in tandem with the front passenger fold-flat seat. To make passengers more comfortable, second-row seats also are available with heat and they recline 18 degrees
  • The third-row seat features a 50/50 split and is easily folded from the rear of the vehicle. For even more utility, both the second- and third-row seats fold to provide a flat load floor. A switch in the instrument panel remotely lowers third-row headrests when not in use
  • Uconnect is available via either a standard 7-inch or available 8.4-inch touchscreen, the latter of which is the largest touchscreen in its class and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Durango offers a class-exclusive Blu-ray video rear entertainment system with two high-resolution 9-inch screens, one on each front seat back. Each screen allows customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs or play their gaming systems via inputs for HDMI or RCA cables for each screen integrated into the front seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote
  • The 2018 Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, with seven standard airbags, including full-length three-row side-curtain airbags, standard front-seat mounted side-thorax air bags, front-row active head restraints, standard trailer-sway control and available forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop, Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call and roadside assistance
 
Model Lineup
For 2018, the Dodge Durango lineup consists of five models:
  • SXT
  • GT
  • Citadel
  • R/T
  • SRT (new for 2018)
 
Exterior Colors
  • B5 Blue (NEW – available on R/T and SRT)
  • In Violet Metallic (NEW)
  • Octane Red Pearl
  • Redline Pearl (available on GT, Blacktop, R/T and SRT only)
  • Stout Brown Pearl
  • Blu By You Pearl
  • Bruiser Gray
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • DB Black Crystal
  • White Knuckle
  • Vice White Tri-Coat Pearl
 
Interior Colors
  • Black
  • Black/Light Frost Beige
  • Black/Radar Red
  • Black/Sepia (Citadel Anodized Platinum only) 
  • Demonic Red (NEW – available on SRT)
 
More Information 
Please visit the Dodge Durango newsroom for the latest product information, photography and videography, plus access to specification and feature availability documents. 
 

About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. Dodge is FCA North America’s mainstream performance brand, and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
 
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded the company in 1914. Their influence continues today. New for 2018, the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world and most powerful muscle car ever, is taking the world by storm, along with the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV, and the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. These new SRT ultimate performance models join a brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.
 
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