DODGE Durango SRT Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2017
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
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When some people are growing up and need a 4-door vehicle, but they don't want to lose the driving satisfaction achieved on their previous muscle car, a Dodge Durango SRT might be the right answer.

The Street and Racing Technology department from FCA (Fiat-Chrysler-Auto) developed different solutions to make the cars faster. Their involvement in cars such as the Dodge Challenger or Charger was noticed. The same department now managed to give a new heart to the Dodge Durango: the Hellcat engine.

Apart from the engine, the SRT department enhanced both the exterior and the interior. From the outside, the Durango SRT Hellcat featured a modified front bumper design with a black mesh grille. The lower apron might look inappropriate for an SUV, but it looks good on the Durango, and it made a good company for the scoop in the hood. In the back, the roof-spoiler was more for show than for a real aerodynamic purpose.

Inside, the SRT department didn't spare any moment to enhance the car's look and feel. The front bucket-seats looked like they belonged into a Challenger. The multi-function touch-screen display fitted into the center stack offered more menus specific for the SRT version. Some physical buttons helped the driver to get all the power and control the car. The three-rows interior provided enough room for six passengers, with two captain chairs in the middle row.

Under the hood, the SRT department squeezed a V8 engine offered in two versions. The regular Durango SRT featured a naturally aspirated unit, while for the outrageous Hellcat version, the special Chrysler's department installed a supercharged unit. Both versions were mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. But, unlike its Challenger Hellcat brother, the Durango was fitted with an all-wheel-drive system.

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Dodge was not completely satisfied with the regular Durango in its lineup. Neither were some of the customers, who wished to have a more powerful SUV, so they could brag in front of those who spent more than double for a European, Stuttgart-based brand.

Dodge was already known for its high-performance vehicles such as the Challenger and the Charger. But the Durango was no slouch either, especially after it received some SRT (Street and Racing Technology) improvements.

The Durango was tall, wide, and with a menacing look that dominated the road. The SRT version was even meaner, with its A-shaped lower air intake mounted on the bumper and the side scoops for brakes cooling. To confirm the car's heritage and the engine's hidden secrets, the Durango SRT sported a scoop on the hood. Despite being an SUV, the Durango SRT featured side skirts that diminished the ground effect. It featured different side skirts than the rest of the Durango range.

Inside, the sporty appearance featured front bucket seats with high-bolstering. Despite being tuned for performance, the SUV still provided room for seven adult passengers and offered decent room for two adults on the third row. Dodge made a special dashboard design for the driver, with more red inside the instrument cluster. Another touch-screen sat atop the center stack for the infotainment center, above the controls for the climate control center. An SRT button placed underneath them controlled the drivetrain. It helped the driver quickly transform the SUV from a family hauler into a drag-strip contender.

Under the hood, Dodge installed a 6.4-liter supercharged V8 carried over from the Jeep Grand Cherokee and provided 475 hp (485 PS). It was mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sent the power in all corners.

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