2018 Dodge Durango SRT Redwood City CA

2018 Dodge Durango SRT
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2018 Dodge Durango SRT at Boardwalk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The 2018 Durango SRT adds all kinds of overhauled components and features, such as an electronic 'T-shifter', performance-tuned AWD, big brakes, a wide body exterior, dedicated Sport and Track modes, and a height-diminished valence/front fascia combo that weds the functionality of both LED foglamps and a cold-air duct. This SUV can grasp a quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds (authenticated by the National Hot Rod Association) and a nigh-hallucinatory acceleration time of 4.4 seconds for 0-60 miles per hour! The 2018 SRT fetches best-in-class towing capacity of 8,600-lbs. The new functional SRT hood exploits both a cold-air duct as well as heat extractors to maintain engine temperatures, resulting in this dynamo of performance. With plenty of room for your companions and their stuff, high-tech cabin amenities, and an undeniably athletic silhouette, you will find it easy to be excited about the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT!

Engine Performance

  • Tailored 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission
  • 392-cubic-inch HEMI V8
  • 475-hp at 6,000 rpm and 470 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm

Safety Features

  • Full-length 3-row side-curtain airbags (7 airbags standard)
  • New Brembo high-performance 6-piston (front) & 4-piston (rear) calipers; 4-corner vented rotors; 15" (front-slotted) and 13.8" (rear)
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection & Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) availability

Vehicle Design

  • 120-inch wheelbase (SRT only)
  • Standard BeatsAudio deluxe audio system with 9 speakers
  • SRT-specific 7-mode drive system

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How does the 2018 Dodge Durango control that much engine power?

The Durango SRT sends a miraculous 470 lb.-ft. of torque (at 4,300 rpm) with 475 horsepower (at 6,000 rpm)-- all due to the 392-cubic-inch HEMI V8! Inside the cockpit there is a standard acclimatized electronic T-shifter that is harnessed for smart gear selection and that has an integral Auto Stick. A TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is adjusted for use within the SRT grade and can adapt to racetrack-style events like tire slippage, engine torque gradients, lateral & longitudinal acceleration, and kick-downs! Be sure to explore the SRT 7-mode drive system, which applies a Sport mode to almost halve shift times and directs nearly 65 percent of torque to the rear wheels. There is a Track mode that ramps up 160-millisecond shifting speeds and, on dry, level pavement, redirects an extraordinary 70 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels! Track mode utilizes a steering gradient, hard suspension damping, and a rear sway bar for excellent performance on turns at swifter speeds. An all-wheel drive system is in force and absolutely helps control things when roads become less than ideal, as do the new-for-2018 Brembo brakes.

Can you outline the drive modes that are possible?

We're starting things off here with the Valet mode, which migrates down to a V6 area of performance locks the transmission to a lower capability. It also disconnects launch control access and the steering wheel paddle shifters. The Snow mode force-controls 2nd gear during launch scenarios to mitigate wheel slippage, a 50/50 weight distribution occurs to assist the AWD, and stability control levels escalate to 100 percent. The Auto mode shines for the everyday driver with a suspension and steering set to a more chill vibe, with dialed-down shift times. Capability did not take a detour in the towing department with all of the new speed additions, and the Tow mode carries in 50/50 distribution for the AWD, full stability control, the Active Noise Cancellation system deploys (important to reduce engine noise in the cabin), and trailer sway control is activated. Also of note is the ECO mode, which manages second-gear starts mixed with Fuel Saver Technology and suggesting shift times to the driver that works to conserve fuel. The above-mentioned Sport and Track modes are also a part of the system and all together make the Durango SRT a force to be reckoned with!

What are the interior features like?

There are 11 exterior color paints to elect from, like Octane Red Pearl Coat, Vice White, Dark Black Clear Coat, Sangria Metallica Clear Coat, and Billet Clear Coat. New inner touches abound in the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, like an SRT flat-bottom steering wheel with SRT paddle shifters, silver accent stitching on a hand-wrapped instrument panel, a 180-mph speedometer, ventilated front seats with embossed SRT logos, and heated 2nd-row captain's chairs. Round, Gloss Black, four-inch dual exhaust tips is what most will see of the Durango SRT when it pulls ahead of them in a race! The Durango SRT has a 120-inch wheelbase and all-wheel drive badging is seen on the liftgate. A modern 7" thin-film transistor (TFT) digital instrument gauge cluster lets drivers select one of many menu versions and detail display interfaces. Accessible later in the year, genuine carbon-fiber shows up on dashboard paneling/door bezels. The Uconnect 8.4" touchscreen media center incorporates new SRT Performance Pages, navigation, Android Auto, HD radio, downloadable apps, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM Travel Link/Traffic (w/5-year trial).A BeatsAudio deluxe audio system is standard and combines a subwoofer, a 506-watt amp, and 9-speakers!

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT throws much more than a nod to safety with nearly 60 potential safety and security points, like standard trailer-sway control, all-speed traction control, and for all buyers, one all-day class at the "Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving". The Durango has 7 airbags in use as the standard, made up of full-length 3-row side-curtain airbags, front-row active head restraints, and front-seat-mounted side thorax airbags. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) is available along with adaptive cruise control with stop, Uconnect Access with 911 & roadside assistance, Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, forward collision warning with crash mitigation. The Durango SRT for 2018 is ready to rock and roll, get your tasks done, and ferry your favorite people all around the country. With all of this performance and versatility, now is the time to check into what the Durango SRT can become yours at Boardwalk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at your next best opportunity!

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