2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD REVIEW & CHANGES – The 2018 Dodge Durango becomes a high-performance SRT model, a current infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a new steering wheel with paddle shifters, and two new exterior colors: B5 Blue and In Violet Metallic. All models get a 7.-inch touchscreen and rearview camera as standard equipment.
2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD CHANGES
The 2018 Dodge Durango is a midsize three-row SUV that slots previously mentioned the smaller Journey and is available in rear- or four-wheel drive styles. Contrary to its competition, the Durango is available with a V-8 engine alternative and a performance-concentrated version. The 2018 Dodge Durango is available with three engines which includes a 3.6-liter V-6 with 293 hp (295 hp in models with dual exhausts) and 260 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 360 hp and 390 lb-ft, and a 6.4-liter V-8 with 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. All engines arrive exclusively by having an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy reviews are 19/26 mpg city/highway for V-6-powered rear-drive models and 18/25 mpg with four-wheel drive. Relocate up to the 5.7-liter V-8 and fuel economy falls to 14/22 mpg for each rear- and four-wheel drive models. The Durango SRT with its 6.4-liter V-8 is the very least efficient at 13/19 mpg.
Cargo space is 17.2 cubic feet powering the 3rd row, 47.7 cubic feet powering the second row, and 84.5 cubic feet associated with the front seats. When effectively equipped, the V-6 models can haul up to 6,200 pounds although the 5.7-liter V-8 can pull up to 7,400 pounds in rear-drive guise or 7,200 pounds with four-wheel drive. The Durango SRT can haul the most at 8,700 pounds when effectively equipped. Standard features on the base model include 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7.-inch reconfigurable multi-details display, fabric covers, two USB ports, FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 7.-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry/start, and three-zone climate control. Options include a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto incorporation, power-controlled heated up and ventilated front seats, a heated up steering wheel, HID headlights, leather furniture, second-row captain’s chairs, heated up second-row seats, a Surpasses premium audio system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD SAFETY
The 2018 Durango obtained a four-star status in the NHTSA’s front crash test and in the roll-over test, three celebrities with all-wheel drive and four superstars with rear-wheel drive (out of a feasible five superstars). The IIHS has however to test the 2018 Durango but the 2017 model obtained a Great rating on all crashworthiness exams other than the small overlap test and the headlights test in which it obtained a Marginal ranking. Non-obligatory on all but the base SXT trim is a package of active safety features that features forwards collision alert, automatic unexpected emergency braking, and lane departure warning. Blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic alert is available as part of an available package.
In a 2014 comparison test that provided the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, and the earlier many years of the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9, the roomy Durango earned although it will get really costly. On the road, the Durango does not feel underpowered despite having its base 3.6-liter V-6 and with its enormous 24.5-gallon fuel tank, it offers excellent traveling range. In a 2014 First Test, we documented that the Durango’s self-sufficient suspension provides it a comfortable ride and surefooted dealing with for an SUV its size. The car’s UConnect infotainment system is user-helpful and getting into the 3rd row is a wind thanks to easy to use moving second-row seats.