This is that very interesting and unique period of the year here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow when “anything goes” within the realm of cool happenings! We get to reflect on just how awesome the 2023 models have been received and that drivers everywhere are letting us know how positive their experiences have been. As the 2024 models prepare to stomp their hooves and make their star-studded entrances, we turned to the experts at Carbuzz to see what they thought about the very awesome incoming Durango.
Blind Spot Monitoring is now standard across the entire range, and the superior Blind Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detect function is now included in the Trailer Tow Package. The Tow N GO package is so popular because it combines class-leading performance with practicality, and the all-important tow rating stat is upped to 8,700 pounds. You’ll be careening through work traffic or the wild with a top speed that has now increased up to 145 mph, and the Sport, Track, Snow, and Two driving modes are added to the existing roster.
If you are one of the lucky to score the V8-powered R/T with this package, Dodge also includes a very thunderous SRT performance exhaust for emitting a perfectly characteristic note. Fans of SUVs with a hulking amount of power will be thrilled to hear that the Hellcat is going to return for 2024, as it previously was a bit questionable. There were a few legal issues surrounding the 710-horsepower model, but shrugging those off in the name of high-octane endeavors down twisty roads has since been in order. Equipped with this hefty powertrain, the Durango SRT can reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and nail down the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
The base-level Durangos are equipped with the famous 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which cranks out 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. If you are after a bit more snarling power but not as much brute force as the Hellcat, the SRT 392 is ideal, with a naturally aspirated V8 that cranks out 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Car and Driver car experts claimed that you’ve “got to love the sheer brazenness” of the Hellcat model, which renders the package a ludicrous beast born largely of opportunity.
It's downright admirable how the Durango shows up with bulging bodywork, visually stunning 20-inch wheels, and a requisite hood scoop. A standard adaptive suspension is excellent when it comes to blending ride quality and handling, all the while offering up a comfortable space for six. The Premium trim comes equipped with a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system instead of the standard Alpine unit, a leather-wrapped dashboard, and carbon fiber interior bits. Another upgrade necessary to really acquire the full performance that this masterful work of engineering is capable of is the Pirelli P Zero summer tires, always on deck to offer up maximum performance.
Luxury touches such as heated and ventilated front seats crafted with an apple leather upholstery and micro suede inserts on the front cushions are standard, but another very cool way to spice things up visually is with the Laguna Leather and Demonic Red, sporting silver accent stitching and Hellcat logos. You'll be handling all the digital essentials with a Uconnect 5 infotainment system via a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Every detail of the journey can be pinpointed with Dodge Performance Pages software, which allows users to check out performance data for their quarter mile times, acceleration runs, and heart-pumping G forces.