2018 Dodge Durango Review
A versatile SUV with speed and power is a great choice for exploring Cassville, Mt. Union, and Huntingdon. The 2018 Dodge Durango gives you both, plus solid control over your drive.
To show you what it’s really capable of and if its right for you, Price Motor Sales put together this 2018 Dodge Durango review.
Dodge Durango Power & Performance
There are three engines available for the 2018 Dodge Durango. The base one is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that gets 295 horsepower and up to 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Variable Valve Timing (VVT).
The second engine is larger with more cylinders and more power. It’s a 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with a Multi-Displacement System. This engine gets up to 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. It also has an 8-speed automatic transmission with VVT.
The largest and most powerful Durango engine is a 6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine that gets 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
These powerful engines give this SUV the ability to drive like a sports car. It can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds.
Part of its versatility is that both the VVT technology and Multi-Displacement System allow the Durango to achieve this kind of speed, while also increasing fuel-efficiency. It gets EPA-estimated 26 MPG highway.
Racing Inspired Cabin
Inside the 2018 Dodge Durango you’ll find a design that fits its performance. There’s racing-inspired seats for up to seven people.
From the driver’s seat you’ll see real-time information on your car’s performance with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center. It offers everything from audio controls and Adaptive Cruise Control settings to your current fuel-efficiency and safety warnings. You’ll conveniently see this information on a 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display right on your dashboard.
And to complete the racing-inspired feel of the cabin, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel comes standard.
Dodge Durango Towing
With these powerful engines and the available all-wheel drive, the 2018 Dodge Durango is able to use its tow hitch to pull a lot of weight. The 3.6L Pentastar® has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, while the 6.4L HEMI® can tow up to 8,700 pounds.
Aside from the impressive engine power, what enables the Durango to have this kind of towing capability is that it was designed to have 50/50 weight distribution. When you accelerate weight is transferred to the rear drivetrain. This increases your traction by creating more downforce.
There’s also standard Trailer Sway Control. This feature monitors your payload and applies braking and throttle to help eliminate swaying and keep both you and your cargo stable and in line.
Whether you’re towing a boat, a flatbed, or a camper you’ll feel confident knowing that the Durango was made for getting your payload to your destination safely and securely.
Test Drive The Dodge Durango
For cruising the countryside or hauling a trailer around Cassville, Mt. Union, and Huntingdon, the Dodge Durango is a great choice. It offers power, performance, and fuel-efficiency in a versatile SUV.
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