When it comes to sport uility vehicles (SUVs), most people are looking for something versatile, reliable, and affordable. Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has gone one step above with the 2018 Durango, providing something else you might not expect in a vehicle of this class: Cutting edge performance. Not only are the standard trim levels of this SUV capable of more power output than others in its class, but with an available performance package you can upgrade it until it is truly the king of the road.
Even though it can seat seven and haul your kid’s school supplies all day long, the Durango deserves to be seen on the same level as the Challenger coupe and the Charger sedan because of its optional Hemi V8 engine and rear wheel drive. The 5.7 liter (L) V8 spits out an impressive 360 horsepower (hp) and 390 pound-ft (lb-ft) of torque. If that’s not enough oomph for you, the Durango SRT model has a 6.4 L Hemi V8 capable of 475 hp. The final engine choice for this SUV is a 3.6 L Pentastar V6 that will net you 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel mileage for the 2018 Durango (V6 engine, all-wheel drive) comes in at 18 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 25 mpg driving on Bismarck ND highways, and 21 mpg combined.
This SUV is top of its class when it comes to towing capacity, making it a must-have for anyone who does a lot of hauling. With the available rear wheel drive and V8 engine, you will get a max towing capacity of 7,400 pounds (lbs) and with the V6 and all-wheel drive, you get 6,200 lbs. Regardless of whether you are hauling a boat, a trailer, or all-terrain vehicles, the Durango is the SUV for the job.
With more than 50 different seating configurations, you will easily be able to find the solution to your passenger and cargo needs. The ability to fold down both the second and third rows of seats gives you ample room to fit any large items at 85 cubic feet of additional space. With the second row of seating up, you will have 48 cubic feet of space, and with both second and third rows upright you will get 17 cubic feet. If you find yourself needing as much room as possible, folding down the seats is as easy as pulling a lever for a quick and painless transition.
When it comes to the infotainment department, the 2018 Durango has some of the best tech on the market. An optional 8.4-inch color touchscreen fits perfectly into the dash and gives you access to features like Uconnect GPS Navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. You will also get SiriusXM Traffic, and SiriusXM Travel Link, letting you see live updates for local Bismarck weather, sports scores, and fuel prices. If you often have passengers and you want to keep them entertained, opt for the available Dual Screen Blu-Ray Entertainment System, which gives people riding in the back a 9-inch dual screen to watch movies on. Other useful tech features include USB and HDMI ports, a 115-volt power outlet, and optional Wi-Fi hotspot capability.
The reason that we here at Eide Chrysler are so excited by the 2018 Durango is because it is not just your normal, run of the mill SUV. It has towing power, it has excess cargo space, and it is capable of hauling around seven of your closest friends and/or family members without being cramped. If you are looking for an SUV that truly is more versatile than any other, we will be more than happy to point you in the direction of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s newest Durango.
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