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FCA Canada: 2018 Dodge Durango Overview

August 31, 2017,  Windsor, Ontario - For 2018, Dodge builds on Durango’s proven performance, utility and comfort with the new SRT model, appearance packages and an available soft-touch hand-wrapped instrument panel. Durango’s standard eight-speed automatic transmission is paired with the award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and outstanding towing capability of 2,812 kilograms (6,200 pounds), the classic 5.7-litre HEMI® V-8 engine that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque and towing capability of 3,266 kilograms (7,200 pounds) and, new for 2018, the Durango SRT’s proven 392-cubic-inch 6.4L HEMI V-8 delivering best-in-class 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque – from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.4 seconds, covering the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), all while outhauling every three-row SUV on the road with a best-in-class towing capability of 3,946 kilograms (8,700 pounds).
The latest technology includes a programmable digital instrument cluster, available class-exclusive 9-inch dual screen Blu-ray and DVD player, available Beats premium audio system, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen multimedia centre with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and a function to view anything being trailered by the vehicle through the rear mounted camera while the Durango is in motion. Durango’s available three-row seating offers spaciousness and flexibility with 2.4 cubic metres (85 cu. ft.) of cargo capacity, 50 different seating configurations, including available second-row captain’s chairs. For 2018, Durango consists of five models: SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT.
New for 2018:
  • New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with its 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque stemming from the legendary 392-cubic-inch 6.4L HEMI V-8 engine, a NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds and can go 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • Durango SRT outhauls every three-row SUV on the road with best-in-class towing capability of 3,946 kilograms (8,700 pounds)
  • New exterior performance features on Durango R/T and SRT include widebody exterior design and functional SRT hood with centre air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors, as well as a new front fascia and lower valence to house new cold-air duct and LED fog lamps
  • Durango GT models equipped with the Blacktop or Brass Monkey Appearance Package now offer an available performance functional hood with centre air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors like the one seen on R/T and SRT models
  • Standard leather and suede, available high-performance Demonic Red Laguna leather seating, and new carbon-fibre trim distinguish Durango SRT’s performance interior
  • New for 2018, Dodge Durango models are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia centre
  • New sport steering wheel, standard on all 2018 Durango models, with paddle shifters
  • New driver-oriented electronic shifter, standard on all 2018 Durango models, provides the driver with intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate for added control
  • SXT and GT models now feature a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia centre and backup camera as standard equipment, and all other trims offer standard 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia centre with navigation
  • Durango SXT models now feature a leather sport steering wheel and rear park assist
  • Durango GT models now feature power liftgate and Capri and suede bucket leather seats.
    Capri leather seats are also available. The Technology Group is now available as an option
  • For 2018, both Durango Citadel and SRT models are available with Dinamica suede headliner and A-pillars, adding to the premium feel
  • Front Park Assist joins the ParkSense Park Assist System with sensors in the front bumper to detect obstacles and includes a shut-off switch, and is standard on Durango R/T, Citadel and SRT models
  • B5 Blue (exclusively on Durango R/T and SRT models) and Ultraviolet Metallic (excludes SRT) exterior paint colours make their debut on Durango for the 2018 model year
  • SiriusXM Guardian delivers advanced in-vehicle connectivity and useful apps for drivers and passengers. Features include SOS Call, Roadside Assistance, Send and Go, Vehicle Finder and Remote Services with can be used for virtually anywhere, allowing owners to lock, unlock doors, or start their vehicles
  • SiriusXM Travel Link makes every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, including weather, fuel prices, sports and movies
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas
  • On-demand 4G Wi-Fi (late availability) hotspot capability provides faster speed and more reliable in-vehicle wireless internet connectivity to your laptop, tablet or smartphone and supports up to eight mobile devices
  • The new Dodge Durango SRT is loaded with performance features designed to make it Canada’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV, including the proven 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 that delivers 475 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, 4.4 second 0-60 mph times and best-in-class towing capability of 3,946 kilograms (8,700 pounds)
  • The 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque with a tow rating of 3,265 kilograms (7,200 pounds). Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode and V-8 mode when more power is in demand
  • Durango’s standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine generates up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the V-6, Durango can tow  2,812 kilograms (6,200 pounds). In addition, engine stop start (ESS) is standard on the V-6 and lowers emissions while also saving fuel
  • A driver’s SUV, the 2018 Dodge Durango delivers excitement and modernized refinement thanks to its world-class suspension, structural refinements and performance driving characteristics, all of which are usually found on premium performance SUVs at much higher price points
  • The Dodge Durango’s all-wheel drive (AWD) enhances driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution. The new Durango SRT features standard AWD. The Durango’s AWD system greatly enhances the vehicle’s traction and handling
  • While competitors have switched to front-wheel-drive car-based platforms, the HEMI-powered AWD Durango features a low-range transfer case with a neutral position. Low range improves light off-road performance and helps ease manoeuvres, such as pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer. The neutral position in the transfer case allows the vehicle to be flat-towed without damaging powertrain components
  • The 2018 Dodge Durango features a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with driver-oriented electronic shifter and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • With standard five-passenger seating, optional seven-passenger seating and second-row captain’s chairs available on GT, R/T and Citadel models, the seats in the 2018 Dodge Durango can be configured in 50 different ways. Durango SRT features standard second-row captain’s chairs and six-passenger seating
  • Families with three or more children will find the Durango’s available captain’s chairs with pass through especially helpful as two car seats can be latched into each of the second-row seats, and there’s still easy pass-through for passengers to walk between to get to the third row
  • A versatile 60/40 split-folding second-row seat conveniently folds and tumbles. Transporting long items, like 10-foot 2x4s, is not a problem as the left side of the second-row folds 60 per cent, allowing the versatility of folding the 40 per cent seat in tandem with the front passenger fold-flat seat. To make passengers more comfortable, second-row seats also are available with heat, and they recline 18 degrees
  • The third-row seat features a 50/50 split and is easily folded from the rear of the vehicle. For even more utility, both the second- and third-row seats fold to provide a flat load floor. A switch in the instrument panel remotely lowers third-row headrests when not in use
  • Uconnect is available via either a standard 7-inch or available 8.4-inch touchscreen, the latter of which is the largest touchscreen in its class, and new for 2018, features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Durango offers a class-exclusive Blu-ray/DVD rear entertainment system with two high-resolution 9-inch screens, one on each front seat back. Each screen allows customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs or play their gaming systems via inputs for HDMI cables or RCAs for each screen integrated into the front seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote
  • The 2018 Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, with seven standard airbags, including full-length three-row side-curtain airbags, standard front-seat mounted side-thorax air bags, front-row active head restraints, standard Trailer Sway Control and available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, SiriusXM Guardian
Model Lineup
For 2018, the Dodge Durango lineup consists of five models:
  • SXT
  • GT
  • Citadel
  • R/T
  • SRT (new for 2018)
Available Exterior Colours:
  • B5 Blue (NEW – available on R/T and SRT)
  • Ultraiolet Metallic (NEW – excludes SRT)
  • Octane Red Pearl
  • Redline Pearl (available on GT, Blacktop and R/T only)
  • Stout Brown Metallic (available on Citadel)
  • True Blue Pearl (available on SXT and GT)
  • Bruiser Grey (available on SXT, GT, Citadel and SRT)
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Billet Metallic
  • DB Black Crystal
  • Bright White
  • Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl (excludes SRT)
Available Interior Colours:
  • Black
  • Black/Light Frost Beige
  • Black/Radar Red
  • Black/Sepia (Citadel Anodized Platinum only) 
  • Demonic Red (NEW – available on SRT)

FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 97th anniversary in 2022. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.  


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