Want Hemi-Powered High-Performance SUV? You Now Have Two To Choose From

Tue, Feb 7, 2017 2,402

In the past, if you wanted a Hemi-powered SUV that wasn’t a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, you had to settle for the less-potent Dodge Durango R/T. Now, though, there’s no need to settle.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday revealed the Grand Cherokee’s evil twin: The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

Like the Grand Cherokee, the Durango SRT has a 392-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) V-8 that produces 475 horsepower and 470 foot pounds of torque. It also sprints to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and covers the standing quarter mile 12.9 seconds, certified by the NHRA, making it the fastest three-row SUV around.

“The new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV,” Tim Kuniskis, FCA North America’s head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, said in a statement. “This is what you get, when you take everything great about the Durango and combine it with the performance of the Charger SRT: A 12-second quarter mile, toy-hauling, three-row muscle car.”

For the SRT, Dodge reworked the Durango’s styling — similar to what it did on the Durango Shaker — to give it a more purposeful wide-body design. And its adaptive dampers, stiffer suspension and a sport-tuned all-wheel-drive system with seven driving modes allow it to effectively put its power to the ground.

To learn more about the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, check out the gallery below:

Thumbnail photo via Fiat Chrysler Automobiles