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Dodge Durango Named Fastest SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Durango Fastest for Money

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Durango Fastest for Money

When did super-powered SUVs and crossovers become the next big thing in the auto industry? There’s the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. They’re all powerful vehicles with amazing racing times, but the cost for any of them will set a consumer back. The MSRP for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is around $86,000. So when it comes to an SUV that’s fast and affordable, U.S. News & World Report put the masses to rest and named the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T on their list for the “Fastest Cars for the Money in 2018.”

When it comes to finding a car with heart-pounding performance, it’s easy. As we already noted, there are plenty of options. Finding a vehicle with performance that gets the adrenaline going but won’t break the bank is a little more difficult. When it comes to the exciting vehicles that consumers love to race, it may seem like having a fat wallet is the only way to go. Luckily, there are actually a number of available vehicles that blend an affordable price tag with plenty of power, nimble handling, and fun-to-drive attitudes. It’s not just limited to sports cars and muscle cars either – SUVs and crossovers have fun too.

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Dodge Durango R/T is a Beast – Here’s Why

Friday, October 28th, 2016
2016 Dodge Durango

2016 Dodge DurangoR/T stands for “Road & Track” and is the badge given to performance vehicles. So what, we ask, is R/T doing on the Dodge Durango? It’s not a muscle car, it’s not a sedan. It may be a bit of a crossover, but primarily it’s an SUV. So what is up with slapping an R/T trim onto the lineup? Let’s find out.

Engine Power

Unlike the four other Durango models, the Durango R/T is powered by a powerful 5.7-liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine that is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. MDS and VVT are both designs integrated into engines today to improve the performance of the engine, thereby enhancing the performance of the vehicle.

The 5.7-liter engine delivers 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, and helps the Durango R/T achieve its best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. The Durango R/T comes standard with 8-speed automatic transmission.

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