The Dodge Durango has been an SUV that has stood the test of time, consistently delivering performance, technology, and versatility to drivers. The 2023 model year brings back the most powerful SUV on the planet, the Durango SRT Hellcat. This addition to the lineup continues Durango’s legacy of offering uncompromised utility and confident driving dynamics.
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Top Performance, Best-in-Class Towing, and Advanced Technology
The Durango SRT Hellcat is a force to be reckoned with, boasting 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) in just 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. The Durango SRT Hellcat is a perfect choice for families who are looking for an SUV that has a muscle car feel but with the capability to seat up to seven people.
The SRT Hellcat is just one of six distinct models offered by the Durango, including the SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, 475-horsepower SRT 392, and the SRT Hellcat.
The Durango continues to offer best-in-class towing capacity, with the 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 and classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines having a towing capability of 8,700 pounds, and the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine has a towing capability of 6,200 pounds.
The exterior of the 2023 Durango has modern styling, and the interior has a spacious feel with a redesigned driver-centric cockpit. The 10.1-inch touchscreen houses the Uconnect 5 system, which is five times faster than previous versions and features SRT Performance Pages on select models.
The interior of the Durango is designed with the driver in mind, featuring a driver-oriented cockpit, instrument panel, center console, and front door uppers with seat memory switches for ease of access. The 10.1-inch touchscreen is angled 7 degrees towards the driver, and the center console offers more bin storage, wireless charging, and key fob storage.
On the Durango GT models and up, there is an available wrapped instrument panel, and the Durango Citadel is the all-in luxury trim that delivers many premium features as standard equipment.
Dodge Durango Comes With Updated Styling and Packages
For the 2023 model year, the Durango SRT Hellcat returns to the lineup, joining the Durango Challenger and Charger in offering SRT Hellcat models. New colors for 2023 include Frostbite, Night Moves, Red Oxide, and Triple Nickel, expanding the Durango color palette to eight available exterior colors.
Heated front seats are now standard for all Durango models, and Forward Collision Warning is available with an optional package for the entry-level SXT model.
The Durango R/T AWD is also equipped with the Tow N Go Package, which combines SRT’s menacing looks, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 performance, and unmatched towing capabilities, reaching best-in-class towing of 8,700 pounds, with an increased top speed of 145 mph.
This model is also equipped with Track, Sport, Snow, and Tow drive modes and a retuned SRT-performance exhaust that gives off an unmistakable iconic Dodge exhaust rumble. In addition, the R/T AWD with the Tow N Go Package includes Performance Pages, retuned SRT active noise cancellation, an electronically limited slip differential, and an SRT active damping suspension.
The updated styling includes SRT wheels and tires, black Brembo brakes, flares and sills, exhaust tips, and lower valence. The standard 20-by-10-inch aluminum wheels have a matte vapor finish and ride on Pirelli Scorpion Zero all-season tires.
At the top of the Durango lineup is the Citadel, which is the all-in luxury trim and offers many premium features as standard equipment. The Citadel offers two powertrain options, both of which include standard towing equipment.
The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is rated at up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, rated at 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, are both available options for the Citadel.
Muscle Car Meets Family SUV
In conclusion, the 2023 Dodge Durango continues to demonstrate its proven performance and versatility with a range of engine options, advanced technology, and class-leading towing. The return of the Durango SRT Hellcat, with its 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque, adds a new level of performance to the lineup.
With the ability to seat up to seven, the Durango is the perfect choice for muscle car enthusiasts with families. The Durango offers a spacious and high-tech interior, and with its refined styling, there is an option for every modern muscle car performance enthusiast. Whether you’re looking for efficient V-6 power, performance, or luxury, the 2023 Dodge Durango has it all.