2018 Dodge Durango Trim Levels Explained
Posted on July 30, 2020
Which Dodge Durango Trim Level Is the Best Fit?
In the 2018 model year, there are five distinct Dodge Durango trims that appeal to a wide range of SUV shoppers. Let's break down the five trims to determine which one is the right fit.
2018 Dodge Durango SXT
Of the five Dodge Durango trims, the Durango SXT trim is the most affordable but that doesn't mean it's basic. The 2018 Dodge Durango SXT comes extremely well equipped. It's a 7 passenger SUV with comfortable seating for all three rows. Sporty cloth upholstery, Uconnect 4 infotainment with a 7-inch touchscreen, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch full-colour instrument display are just a few of its notable features on the inside. The exterior is dashing with 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright accents, and LED taillamps. The Durango SXT dons an imposing look, ready to tackle whatever you throw at it.
The Durango SXT is equipped with All Wheel Drive as standard equipment and has a 295-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 as its power plant.
2018 Dodge Durango GT
The 2018 Dodge Durango GT trim steps it up. Leather seating surfaces are standard, along with a heated steering wheel, power liftgate, remote engine starter, and 20-inch Hyper Black wheels. In addition, heated front and 2nd-row seats, a 115-volt power outlet, and body-colour exterior accents give the 2018 Dodge Durango GT a different, sportier look.
The same powertrain is available in the GT trim as the Durango SXT, or you can choose an upgrade. Optional on the Dodge Durango GT is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 360 horsepower.
2018 Dodge Durango Citadel
The Citadel trim adds an extra level of sophistication to the Dodge Durango lineup. Standard upgrades include Uconnect 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Alpine Premium Audio with 9 speakers, heated and ventilated Nappa leather seating surfaces in the front and heated second-row seats, and Platinum Chrome interior trim. On the exterior, low-beam HID headlamps are standard for incredible intensity.
Powertrain options are identical to the Durango GT.
2018 Dodge Durango R/T
For a different styling and experience, the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T could be right for you. Its style mimics that of the top-end SRT trim - ultra-sporty, sinister, and high-performance without neglecting premium features. On top of what Citadel has to offer, the Durango R/T adds LED fog lamps, 20-inch Low-Gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels, performance steering and sport suspension, a 2-speed on-demand transfer case, rear load-leveling suspension, and a performance-based engine controller. All Durango R/T models come standard with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
When you crave the best in performance for your 7 passenger SUV, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT takes the prize. Distinct cues like a unique SRT hood and front fascia as well as 20-inch black aluminum wheels set it apart. Its interior is extremely well equipped, but this monster is all about performance.
It contains a performance-tuned AWD system with a QuadraTrac active on-demand transfer case, high-performance exhaust, and Brembo brakes. Under the hood is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, pushing out an insane 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of pavement-shredding torque.
The 2018 Dodge Durango can be mild-mannered or wild - it's up to you. Whichever Dodge Durango fits you best, you'll find it and other Dodge SUVs at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Bolton, ON.