It's $10,000 costlier than the 2021 model.
When Dodge announced the reintroduction of a fan favorite, enthusiasts rejoiced at the prospect of being able to buy a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat once again. While this has upset a small batch of original Durango Hellcat owners, it's good news for those who want to purchase what is almost certainly the last of a dying breed.
But what will you be paying for the privilege? More than $90,000, if the folks over at Mopar Insiders are to be believed. The publication, which has gleaned the information from a dealer order guide, notes the rambunctious SUV will weigh in at $91,185 for the standard Hellcat, $97,185 for the Hellcat Plus, and $102,085 for the range-topping Premium.
All prices listed here are exclusive of destination and delivery charges.
There's no denying that's a lot of money. When the original debuted for the 2021 model year, prices started at $80,995. What's more, the range-topping Premium now encroaches on luxury territory and isn't far off what you'd pay for a BMW X5 M, an admittedly plusher offering.
But buyers won't care. The Durango SRT Hellcat boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a 3.5-second sprint to 60 mph. Power is sent to all four wheels via a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission (with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles).
Other performance features include a Launch Control function and, importantly, Brembo high-performance six-piston brakes.
There's also plenty of scope for personalization, with the powerful three-row SUV being offered in an array of colors, which includes five new hues.
DB Black, Velvet Red, Destroyer Gray, and White Knuckle have been carried over, but Triple Nickel (silver), Frostbite (blue), Red Oxide, Night Moves, and Vapor Gray are entirely new for the Durango. Specifying any color other than DB Black or White Knuckle will tack an additional $395 onto the price tag.
A Blacktop option will also be made available for the high-powered Durango. This aesthetic package comprises black-painted wheels, badges, and side mirror caps.
As a reminder, the Hellcat SRT is packed to the rafters with standard equipment. All iterations receive Nappa leather seating with suede inserts. Up front, the grippy pews are both heated and ventilated.
Upgrading to the Plus and Premium does, of course, increase in-cabin comfort.
Plus derivatives receive a power sunroof, Laguna seats, and additional safety features. Vehicles equipped with the Premium package receive a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon surround sound system, along with a leather-trimmed instrument panel and carbon fiber inlays.
Orders opened as far back as September, but the first models are only expected to arrive at dealerships in 2023. We wouldn't be surprised if Dodge has to make a few changes to the trim and specification in the coming weeks, as automakers are still being throttled by an industry-wide parts shortage.
The reintroduction of the Durango SRT Hellcat is part of Dodge's celebration of the V8. Both the eight-cylinder Challenger and Charger are going out of production next year, and the brand is giving the much-loved configuration a fitting send-off with a host of special edition models.