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Key Specs

of the 2018 Dodge Durango. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • SRT model's quickness
  • Stylish interior design
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen available
  • 8,600-pound maximum towing capacity (SRT)

The Bad

  • Hefty curb weight
  • Second row doesn't slide fore or aft
  • No physical buttons for available heated front seats

Notable Features of the 2018 Dodge Durango

  • New 475-hp SRT version
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now available
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2018 Dodge Durango Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Dodge’s largest SUV, the Durango, competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It's available with two or three rows of seats, offers V-6 or V-8 power and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. A new high-performance Durango SRT with a 475-horsepower V-8 engine joins the lineup for 2018. 

New for 2018

The new Durango SRT is powered by a 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine that can accelerate the SUV to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds. Maximum towing capacity for the Durango SRT is 8,600 pounds.

New standard features include a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a new gear selector with a manual-shift mode, a backup camera and a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system. SUVs with the available 8.4-inch touchscreen add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Front parking sensors are now available.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fourth Durango I've owned!

by Kat1999 from Haddam, CT on October 19, 2018

This is the fourth Durango I've bought and I have loved them all! Super stylish and so comfortable to drive! We put about 25K miles a year on them and none of them have ever had any issues. The 2018 ... Read full review

(5.0)

The wife and I just Love it! ???

by Mr.big8321 from Mesa Az. on October 14, 2018

We love all the great features of the Dodge Durango Rt we recommend it to anyone who wants a Suv and a super vechicle to drive and ride in. ? Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Dodge Durango currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Dodge Durango SXT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
acceptable
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Dodge
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Durango received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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