2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD REVIEW & CHANGES

2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD REVIEW & CHANGES

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
2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD

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.

2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD CHANGES
2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD CHANGES

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.

2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD SPECS
2018 DODGE DURANGO FWD SPECS

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.