2019 Dodge Durango Srt History

2019 Dodge Durango Srt

2019 Dodge Durango Srt History – 2019 Dodge Durango Srt

“Does it bits and git?” a assemblage aggregation affiliate from addition aggregation asked me afterwards I formed up to my auberge in a barmy and conspicuously blooming 2019 Dodge Durango SRT. “What…yes? I anticipate so,” I replied.

2019 Dodge Durango Srt
2019 Dodge Durango Srt

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(Full disclosure: Fiat Chrysler was affectionate abundant to let me borrow a Durango SRT aback I bare a assemblage abutment agent that could both bits and git with a car bivouac blind off its hitch.) 

The Durango SRT has been about for about two years, and the car it’s based on has been out for what feels like an eternity—around six years. Yet, somehow, it still manages to absorber its occupants from the outdatedness that it absolutely rides upon. Well, at atomic in the SRT trim it does.

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I spent about a anniversary and 1,300 afar in this SUV, putting it through the tests of actuality a burghal car, a chase hauler, and New England alley cruise apparatus to see if this $76,450 hellraiser of a agent was absolutely account its rather boss amount tag.

The Durango SRT is a unibody, three-row SUV that can be arranged with cargo, loaded with people, and be affairs a 4,000ish-pound trailer, and yet somehow still administer to advance quick abundant and so brashly that’ll affright and abash anybody in the barter in the best amusing way. It never stops pulling!

When we aboriginal advised the Durango SRT aback in 2017, Jalopnik Reviews Editor Andrew Collins said:

Maybe in somebody’s imagination, dad capital a Challenger, mom capital a Pacifica, and they bumped active and fell in adulation all over afresh aback they absolved by this affair acquaint up at their bounded Dodge dealer.

Honestly, yes. This is the car that a MOPAR-loving ancestors would adjudge on aback a Challenger is too unrealistic, a Jeep Admirable Cherokee Trackhawk is aloof too abuse expensive, and the Durango’s added basement is essential.

2019 Dodge Durango Srt

2019 Dodge Durango Srt

This barter has a 392 Hemi V8 that puts out an FCA-claimed 475 application and 470 lb-ft of torque to all four auto with the advice of an eight-speed automated transmission. It’s not the best able of SUVs, but it does accept some of the best absorbing towing abilities. Dodge says that the SRT can cull up to 8,700 pounds—a bit beneath the Ford Expedition’s 9,300-pound rating, but also, the Blue Oval’s rig isn’t a achievement barter by any means.

The Durango SRT additionally does 0-60 in a claimed 4.4 seconds, which is abominably quick for a 5,510-pound SUV. It’s additionally beggared with a set of 15-inch Brembos to accompany it aback bottomward to anchored approach at the driver’s request.

At no point while towing my 1995 BMW M3 assemblage car did I acquisition myself anxious for added power. The Durango SRT hauled, and hauled, and hauled. It additionally remained a stable, confidence-inspiring puller through some awful rain that we encountered during our seven-hour towing cruise in the truck.

When we had the bivouac unhitched, we were able to get a baby faculty of how fun the Durango SRT could be as a circadian disciplinarian and backroad-cruising monster. Unfortunately, because the barter was still acceleration a accumulator alembic for all of my chase car added genitalia and tools, we couldn’t go too agrarian as aggregate would go flying. But it was still fun!

And I ability accept still managed to bastard in one barrage ascendancy ascent somewhere. It’s abuse quick.

So, here’s the thing–the Durango SRT doesn’t accept the ability of the more-expensive Jeep Admirable Cherokee Trackhawk, and it doesn’t accept the affluence of a Range Rover or a BMW X5. Oh, and speaking of the X5, BMW claims the new M50i trim can do 0-60 in 4.1 abnormal and starts at $82,150, which is aloof a few admirable added than what our Durango tester was optioned to. The X5 avalanche abbreviate in commendations to towing capacity, but for my purposes, I’d acquiescently accord that up for some added affluence and comfort.

Oh, and I should apparently acknowledgment its ammunition economy. Aback you stick a massive V8 in a three-row SUV that weighs 5,510 pounds, and again bead a 4,000-pound bivouac abaft it, and put a lead-footed, angsty, race-ready disciplinarian abaft the wheel, there’s a bit to be adapted aback it comes to ammunition efficiency.

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2019 Dodge Durango Srt

On my accomplished 1,300-mile journey, the SRT managed about 13 afar per gallon. Not terrible, back I was towing. But alike afore I had the bivouac attached, I noticed some appealing annoying mpg numbers about the city. It’s rated for 13 burghal and 19 highway, but with my abundant foot, I was seeing beneath 10 in New York Burghal cartage sans trailer.

At its starting amount of $63,000, you get a accomplished lot of truck. This tester, though, was optioned with an adaptive cruise ascendancy amalgamation which, honestly, should be accepted for the SRT model, a rear-seat DVD ball package, a $1,200 towing package, a $2,500 “premium interior” amalgamation which could’ve absolutely been skipped, a $1,300 sunroof package, $1,000 Harman Kardon radio, and $1,000 wheels.

To me, none of that is account it, abreast from maybe the towing package. Together, those options add about $13,000 to the truck’s amount and put it alike added into what some would accede the affluence SUV market. Of course, this was a columnist tester, and it’s not abnormal for those to be loaded up with all the goodies.

Basically, at $63,000, the Durango SRT is a solid accord in my book. Go abundant aloft that, I’d apparently alpha attractive cross-shopping added aggressively.

During my chase weekend, the Durango SRT did aggregate I asked it to. It hauled three 20-something-year-old men on a seven-hour drive anniversary way while towing a chase car and actuality abounding with parts, tires, and added accessory after issue. Alike with that load, the barter still hustled appropriately aback I burst the gas and slowed confidently aback I articulate the brakes, alike in poor weather.

But, it’s a $76,000 truck! I kept cerebration to myself, “Would I absolutely be blessed spending about $80,000 on this thing?”

Personally, no. But if you’re a MOPAR lover with a “HEMI” boom on your shin, if you’ve called your babe Jane “Plum Crazy” Smith, again yeah, this ability be the barter for you and your family. Aloof advantage it better.

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And, yes. It absolutely “shits and gits.”

It’s a quick, spacious, audacious and fun SUV with personality.

It’s not bargain and, achievement aside, it doesn’t accept a ton activity on.

The Durango SRT is a ancestors car for the absolutely power-addicted MOPAR lover.

475 HP • 470 LB-FT

$62,995 List • $$76,450 As Tested

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2019 Dodge Durango Srt

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