Would you pay an extra $17,000 for another 235 horsepower? It’s an interesting proposition more frequently posed to consumers shopping performance coupes and sedans. But three-row SUVs? Dodge Durango shoppers now have to assess that very question when deciding between the 475-hp 2021 Durango SRT 392 and the new-for-2021, 710-hp, supercharged Durango SRT Hellcat. The dueling SUVs start respectively at $66,065 and $82,490, but our well-optioned examples came to $72,660 and $89,665. (All prices include the destination fee.)
That’s why we took both to the drag strip to see how quickly each can accelerate from 0-60 mph and through the quarter-mile, and to shed some light on whether the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and its supercharged V-8 is appropriately quicker than the Durango SRT.