2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A three-row muscle car

If the formula ain't broke, don't fix it, and right now Dodge's most popular formula is "power to the people." Horsepower, that is. After shoehorning the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine into everything that could possibly contain it, then unleashing the outrageous 840-horsepower Dodge Demon upon us all, it was the Durango's turn to get more oomph. Enter the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

With 475 horsepower from Dodge's 6.4-liter (392-cubic-inch) V8, a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a National Hot Rod Association-certified 12.9-second quarter-mile, the Durango is America's quickest three-row SUV. And, with a whopping 8,700 pounds of towing capacity, it's the most capable one available, too. But what's it like to live with? Plenty pleasant, as it turns out.

And it starts by being plenty good to look at. The Durango was already a handsome SUV, but in SRT trim it's that much more menacing. The changes are primarily found at the front end, where a new hood features the trademark scoop and heat extractors as seen on the Hellcat, all functional, while flared fenders make room for massive 20x10-inch wheels. They can be wrapped in all-season tires if you don't mind the compromise, though Pirelli P-Zeros are available for those wanting more stick. Out back, a new rear valence cradles shinier exhaust tips.

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