Dodge claims a 0-60 mile-per-hour (0-96 kilometre-per-hour) time of 4.4 seconds, which is hugely impressive for something that's, well, pretty huge.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has a beefy 475-horsepower V8 engine, three rows of seating, and now it has Canadian pricing. If you're itching to get behind the wheel of this high-performance SUV, it'll set you back $72,495. It'll reach Canadian dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2017, so you have a bit of time yet to save your loonies and toonies.

The Durango SRT, which was first introduced at this years Chicago Auto Show, is clearly aimed at Dodge fans that love performance, but need more room than what's afforded by a Charger SRT or Challenger SRT. Once you've packed up the cargo area and strapped everyone in, this SUV is clearly focused on going fast.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
2018 Dodge Durango SRT

How fast? Dodge claims a 0-60 mile-per-hour (0-96 kilometre-per-hour) time of 4.4 seconds, which is hugely impressive for something that's, well, pretty huge. Among other things, it comes standard with a performance-tuned all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, Brembo high-performance calipers, Bilstein high-performance suspension, a widebody exterior, and a new Track driving mode that provide 160-millisecond shifts and provide the rear wheels with up to 70 percent of engine torque.

It pretty much sounds like the next-best Durango that's not branded "Demon." Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America, goes so far as to describe the vehicle as "a 12-second quarter mile, 3,946-kilogram-toy hauling, three-row muscle car." We want to say that's nothing more than company hyperbole, but it's actually a pretty spot-on description.

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Although there's clearly a lot that comes standard with the Durango SRT, there are some notable options, depending on how saucy you feel. Add-ons include five-spoke wheels with Low Gloss Black Noise finish, power sunroof, leather seating, rear DVD player, and premium interior that includes suede-wrapped headliner and A-pillars, a carbon fibre instrument panel and door bezels, and a hand-wrapped instrument panel with live black and silver accent stitching.

It sounds like a Charger SRT, it tows more than a 5.7-litre-equipped Durango, and it has as many rows of seats as a Journey. What people will really be impressed by is that it's also faster than a Porsche 718 Boxster.

Like we said - you still have a few months to save up. Break open those piggy banks, people.

Source: Dodge

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