Dodge has done 2 things, first, they restyled the Durango SUV and added the Hellcat variant to the mix making it the fastest 7-seater SUV. Since its debut in 2011, it was high time the Durango underwent this change as it was getting outdated. Now with that, we will look at what this powerful SUV has to offer and whether it can outrun the big dogs.
Starting from the front, the 2021 Durango Hellcat has an aggressive front fascia with a mesh grille, a chin splitter and boomerang-shaped air intakes. The model also has a ram air hood, a unique rear spoiler and a sizable dual exhaust system. The overall look of the Durango Hellcat is inspired by the Charger Hellcat making the SUV sporty. To keep up the power, Dodge fitted a sport-tuned suspension and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires.
The interior has a significant improvement as it features a new dashboard that echoes the one found in the Challenger. It features new switchgear and a Uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch display. Non-hellcat models will feature an 8-inch display. The Durango Hellcat also comes with heated / ventilated Nappa leather seats. Suede accents, as well as embroidered Hellcat logos, are fitted. There is also flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters.
The engine is where the Durango Hellcat shines the most. It is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces 710 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel-drive system. This SUV does 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds at a top speed of 180 mph. Those figures make the Hellcat faster and more powerful than the BMW X5 M Competiton and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63s and also cheaper.