2018 Dodge Durango 3rd-Row Seating Off-Road Review & Changes – The 2018 Dodge Durango enters the new year with a modicum of changes, such as the reduction of its standard 3rd-row seat. Base Durango SXTs are now five-passenger vehicles and start at $31,090-$400 lower than last year. However, those looking for an extra row of seats can also add the feature for $695 or update to any of the Durango’s other trims, which nonetheless can come standard with seven-passenger seating.
Whilst Dodge proceeds to supply the luxury-lined Citadel and the sporty R/T, the mid-level Durango Limited is you can forget. In its place is situated a new GT trim. Fundamentally a Durango R/T equipped with the SXT’s more efficient 290-hp 3.6-liter V-6 under its hood, the GT ditches the V-6-only SXT’s chrome portions and instead mementos a threatening monochromatic appear. At $38,590, the GT fees $500 more than last year’s Durango Limited. That price rise includes further garnishes like 20-inch wheels (compared with the Limited’s 18-inchers) and dual exhausts. R/T choice bundles like the blacked-out Blacktop package and the bronze-styled Brass Monkey package also are available on the GT.
New to the R/T is an available leather-wrapped dashboard and center armrest, as effectively as black roof racks. Despite the fact that the previous choice is exclusive to the 360-hp 5.7-liter V-8-powered R/T, the latter feature can even be added to the new-for-2018 GT. Starting at $43,190, the 2018 Durango R/T sees its price increase by a simple $200. In the meantime, the top-of-the-line Dodge Durango Citadel sees the come back of the Anodized Platinum package. In spite of the fact that the two rear- and all-wheel-drive Citadels could be optioned with both the V-6 or V-8 engine, the Anodized Platinum package is limited to V-6 Durango Citadels when equipped with rear-wheel drive (all-wheel-drive models can also add the package no matter the engine). The $1095 look package is revamped for the new year and now consists of package-certain interior parts like black and brown two-tone leather seats with silver sewing, a leather-wrapped dashboard and center armrest, and Gunmetal and Platinum chrome trim during the interior. Like the R/T, the base Citadel also recognizes its price climb by a mere $200.
Like to pull rickety trailers and/or discover how near that jerk right behind you is tailgating? A new feature of Durangos equipped with the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system (optional on the SXT, standard on all other trims) is that the rearview camera could be used when the vehicle is in motion. Even with the decrease of its standard thirdly row of seats, the Durango remains one of our favorite crossover SUVs available in its class. Nevertheless, rumor is Dodge has far more arranged for the big crossover can come the model year 2018, and it may include a high-performance SRT version.