2018 Dodge Durango Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $31,090 | Price yours
Above Average: Towing capacity, V8 power, infotainment, ride comfort
Below Average: Fuel economy, interior packaging
Consensus: Old-school capability meets modern technology
The Big SUV for People Who Don't Like Big SUVs
In the land of midsize SUVs, the Dodge Durango is the toughest kid on the block. The only one to offer available V8 power also sports the segment's boldest look, punctuated by an in-your-face grille. An impressive infotainment array notwithstanding, the Durango isn't quite as family friendly as some of its competitors.
While the 475-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is the new star of the show, our full review of the Durango praises the V6 engine as well: "It can haul up to 6,400 pounds, and it offers smooth and refined performance, the 8-speed proving a good match overall despite the occasional hunt for the right gear."
As the only midsize SUV to offer V8 power (two V8 engines are available for 2018), the Dodge Durango is an especially appealing choice for those who tow but don't want all the bulk of a full-size SUV. With 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, the Durango's Hemi V8 delivers 7,400 pounds of pulling power, while the new 6.4-liter V8 provides 8,700 pounds of towing capacity.
New for 2018
The newest member of the Durango family is the SRT. The most powerful 3-row SUV available, the SRT's 6.4-liter engine puts out 475 horsepower. This SUV goes from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The SRT also has unique styling cues inside and out. You can check out our first review of the Durango SRT at KBB.com. The rest of the Durango lineup receives small but significant updates, including new standard equipment, interior amenities, safety features and styling updates for 2018.
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What the People Say
KBB.com reader and Durango owner ansarcars has this to say about Dodge's 3-row SUV: "Great in every weather. Drives smaller than it looks. Pleasing acceleration with the V6. The 8 speed is seamless. I have gotten 22 to 25 in mixed driving consistently. Except for a fuel door issues has been extremely reliable. Had factoryr side steps installed for my moms ease of ingress. A nugget is the dodge standard rechargeable flashlight in the cargo area." Read more Dodge Durango consumer reviews.
Build and Price
The 2018 Dodge Durango starts at over $31,000 and can reach sticker prices in the neighborhood of $76,000 for a fully loaded, all-wheel-drive Hemi V8-equipped Durango SRT. But those are sticker prices. Build and price your own 2018 Dodge Durango to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more. Be aware that Durango resale values are below the segment average.
More Midsize SUVs
For buyers in need of V8 power, the 2018 Dodge Durango is the midsize SUV of choice. But most buyers will face a more difficult decision just trying to decide between so many compelling choices in the category. Visit our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide to give yourself the best chance of making the right choice.
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