The 2018 Dodge Durango is one of the most anticipated Sport Utility Vehicles this year. The Dodge is taking the game to a whole new level and competitors like the Mercedes GLK and Grand Cherokee a run for their money. Its consumers should expect a powerful engine, a beautiful interior, a spectacular exterior, and world class performance.
2018 Dodge Durango – Luxury and Elegance Design
The cabin of the 2018 Dodge Durango is hand wrapped and complimented with silver accent stitching. The vehicle has three rows of seats with adequate leg and head space in each row. The seats are made from Nappa leather with suede inserts. A seven-inch digital instrument gauge cluster is well placed on the dashboard. The vehicles infotainment system has an 8.4-inch touch screen that runs Android Auto and Apple Car Play. This ensures that you can connect your phone to the vehicle’s system. The touchscreen also runs the Durango’s performance pages’ system and navigation. In addition to this, the vehicle boasts an incredible BeatsAudio sound system comprising a 506-watt amplifier, one subwoofer and nine surround speakers.
The 2018 Dodge Durango comes with cool features such as a cooling duct, heat extractors, and an aggressive front grille. An engine air intake on the bonnet gives the vehicle a sporty look. Fog lamps and fender flares are well placed at the front. Moreover, the rear comes with 4-inch tail lights and the receiver hitch is covered with a vanity cover.
2018 Dodge Durango – Engine and Transmission
First and foremost, the 2018 Dodge Durango comes with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine and an eight-speed transmission gearbox. It has the ability to produce a torque of 390 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm and 360 horsepower at 5150 rpm. Rev-matching and launch control are installed for manual downshifts. The 2018 Dodge Durango exhaust is tuned to sound similar to the Dodge Charger to give the driver that thrill when driving this monster.
The new model has top notch handling. To improve the quality of the ride, an active damping system is installed. The vehicle’s suspension has its front springs 3% stiffer and its rear springs 16% stiffer. Its weight distribution is 52/48 hence you will feel like you are driving a much smaller vehicle. To top it up, six piston Brembo brakes are installed at the front while the rear comes with four-piston calipers. The eight drive mod are available; valet, tow, snow, track, street, sport and a customizable option.
The Dodge Durango is not the best vehicle when it comes to fuel economy. It has a rating of 19 mpg cities and 26 mpg on the highway.
The 2018 Dodge Durango can tow up to 7,400 pounds. It has a state-of-the-art trailer sway to improve control when towing in high and strong winds. Consequently, the vehicle’s active noise control system kicks in to keep the cabin quiet during tow mode.
2018 Dodge Durango – Expected Release Date and Cost
The new Dodge Durango is expected to be released in late 2017. Although the prices are not official, it will be way cheaper than other models with an introductory price of about $32,000.
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