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Dodge chief Tim Kuniskis calls it the most powerful and fastest three-row vehicle, though Mercedes and the 577-hp AMG GLS63 might have something to say about that. The 392-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 engine under the Durango SRT’s hood generates 475 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 470 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm, creating a family vehicle that will go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and through the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds, according to National Hot Rod Association certification. That would leave competitors such as the Chevrolet Tahoe in its dust.
For all those who have spent the past few years questioning what Dodge stands for, the answer is power and performance. You can debate whether a three-row family SUV out since 2014 needed SRT treatment, but you will get no sympathy from Kuniskis. After all, he’s the man behind the Hellcats and the coming Demon to be unveiled ahead of the New York auto show in April.
“This is one I really wanted to launch,” he said, adding that an SRT turns the all-wheel-drive Durango into a pure Dodge.
The Durango SRT will go on sale this fall with an aggressive, bold look and stance to show its kinship with the Charger and Challenger.
“It really is our three-row Charger,” said Mark Trostle, head of design for Dodge and SRT. Trostle said it was easy to adapt SRT DNA into the Durango.
The idea was to make it instantly recognizable as a fist-clenched Dodge on the road when you see the lights, big-mouth grille opening, and the new cold-air duct and heat extractors in the SRT hood. The new exhaust system is tuned to sound like a Charger SRT with a 2.75-inch dual exhaust system. The SUV even has launch control, a speedometer that goes to 180 mph, and a tachometer in the driver’s display; that might be at home in a Charger, but it’s not the norm for a family SUV. Graphics show performance, including a dynamometer readout.