2018 Dodge Durango Review
The Dodge Durango is unlike any other SUV that’s on the roads of Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park today. It’s an incredibly powerful and capable 3-row vehicle. However, is it best for your driving needs?
We here at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wrote this 2018 Dodge Durango review to help answer that question. We’ll delve in deep into the specifications of this vehicle, particularly its power, exterior style, and interior features. When you’re ready to experience this SUV firsthand, contact us to schedule a test drive.
The Adrenaline-Powered 2018 Dodge Durango
The Dodge Durango has several engine options, all with the kind of power you’re craving. It comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There’s also the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. If you decide to get the Dodge Durango SRT trim, you’ll get the 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine, with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The Durango comes standard with a class-exclusive electronic 8-speed automatic transmission, which provides great acceleration and shifting. Plus, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters lend precise manual control of the transmission.
If you plan on taking a weekend getaway and want to bring your boat, ATV, or other large object along for the ride, you can do so easily with the 2018 Durango. How much the SUV can tow depends on the engine that it’s equipped with, but the numbers overall are very impressive:
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6: 6,200 pounds
- 5.7L HEMI® V8: 7,400 pounds
- 6.4L HEMI® V8: 8,600 pounds
Unique Exterior Style
Right away, you’ll notice that the Dodge Durango doesn’t look like the typical SUV. It was designed to impress, with its split-crosshair grille and projector headlamps and fog lamps. There are six grille options for the Durango, including the Citadel. This one has a stout chrome grille surrounded by a bright chrome cross-hex texture accent.
One exterior feature on the Durango that you’ll see across the entire Dodge lineup is the class-exclusive LED racetrack taillamp. It consists of 192 individual LEDs that blend together to form a single, seamless ribbon of glowing red light.
To make the most use out of the outside of your vehicle, there’s the Stow N Place® Roof Rack System with stowable crossbars. Place your bikes, luggage, or anything else you want on top of the SUV, where they’ll stay nice and secure. Also, the crossbars can fold into the side rails, which will improve aerodynamics and reduce wind noise when you’re driving.
A Refined Interior with Lots of Space
The Dodge Durango comfortably seats seven passengers among three rows of seats. Everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed on the standard plush cloth seats or available Nappa leather-trimmed seating.
The driver and front passenger can get their seats adjusted the way they like it with the 8-way power driver and passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar adjustment. They’ll also be cozy and toasty in the winter, and cool and comfy in the summer with the heated and ventilated front seats.
The second-row passengers have their own amenities, as well. The center console provides convenient access to heating and cooling vent controls. It also has USB ports and a 115-volt power outlet, so the rear-seat passengers will be able to prevent their devices’ batteries from dying.
The 2018 Durango has lots of space for its passengers—99.2 cubic feet, to be exact. But sometimes, you may need to find the balance between holding people and holding groceries, sports equipment, or other cargo. This can be done through the 50 different seating configurations in the Durango.
However, there may be times when you need the maximum amount of cargo room. When you fold down the 60/40 Fold & Tumble second-row seat, plus the 50/50 split-folding third-row seat, you’ll get up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space.
Get Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Dodge Durango Today!
For a stylish, roomy, and powerful SUV, you’ll appreciate being in the 2018 Dodge Durango. Those in Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, or Forest Park can get a feel for the Durango as soon as possible.
Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Dodge Durango at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!