The new 2023 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT: Specs and Features


The 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has room for six passengers in its cabin and 710 horsepower under its hood, making it one of the world’s quickest ways to ferry the kids to school. The Durango’s supersized powertrain is accompanied by a bulging body with styling inspired by Dodge’s muscle cars.

With all-wheel drive as a standard, the Durango SRT Hellcat offers more than enough cornering grip for its size. Its cabin is roomy and has many features that you would find in luxury cars. This car’s thrill-ride persona is made even better due to the 700-pound towing capacity which allows it to be used as a big-toy hauler if needed.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

There’s a massive engine underneath the bulging and vented hood. It’s a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that summons 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This earth-shattering power is directed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Hellcat engine exhales through an enhanced exhaust system that amplifies its thunderous noise. That soundtrack mixes with the unmistakable whine of its enormous supercharger, but we with it didn’t also squeal at low rpm.

We tested the version that went from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.6 seconds, which is just as fast as a 797-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and it was clear the quarter-mile mark in only 12.0 seconds while going 115 mph. Also, it has enough power to tow 8700 pounds—more than any other mid-size crossover SUV out there. The Hellcat Durango’s suspension is specially tuned with adaptive dampers and 20-inch-byWheel size=10 inch wheels; standard tires are Pirelli allseason but optional ones are Pirelli 3 seasons tires.

The example we tested was equipped with the latter, and it handled shockingly well for its size, sticking to corners with 0.87 g of grip. The top-of-the line Durango also has a powerful Brembo brake system, which includes six-piston calipers on 15.75-inch front rotors and four-piston binders on 13.8-inch rear discs. With these stoppers, the 5534-pound vehicle can go from 70 mph to a stop in just 165 feet.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

There’s a powerful engine driving this car, it’s a 6.2-liter V-8 that has 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This eight-speed automatic transmission sends the power to all four wheels. The Hellcat engine has an enhanced exhaust system that makes it sound even more impactful as it roars down the street. You’ll also hear the unmistakable whine of its massive supercharger which is a bit annoying at low rpm but overall adds to the experience

The  version we tested accelerate from0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (as quick as a 797-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye) and cleared the quarter-mile 12.0 seconds at 115 mph.. Additionally, it’s able tow 8700 pounds , which is more than any other mid-size crossover SUV . The Hellcat Durango rides on a specially tuned suspension with adaptive dampers and 20 -inch x 10 -inch wheels with standard Pirelli all-season tires or optional Pirelli P Zero three -season tires.

The example we were given had great body control and grip, being able to hold 0.87 g while cornering. The top of the line Durango also comes with a powerful Brembo brake system- 15.75 inch front rotors with six piston calipers for the front brakes and 13.8 inch rear discs with four piston binders in the back. These stoppers can bring the 5534 pound car down from 70 mph to a stop in just 165 feet.

Are the new Dodge Durangos reliable?

Is the Dodge Durango Reliable? The 2022 Dodge Durango has a predicted reliability score of 81 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

When should I order my 2023 Dodge Durango?

Dodge also hasn’t given an official release date for the 2023 Durango, but we expect you’ll be able to order yours soon. The company has confirmed that you can order the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat in September 2022. It’s expected to arrive in dealerships in early 2023.

Will there be a Dodge Durango in 2023?

Good news for deep-pocketed horsepower junkies: Dodge is bringing back the Durango Hellcat for 2023. The 710-hp three-row initially debuted for 2021, and at the time, Dodge said it would be a single-model-year offering for emissions and fuel economy reasons.

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