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The Dodge Durango SRT Costs Nearly As Much As A Challenger Hellcat

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It's nearly $4,000 cheaper than the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

As "America's fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV," the Dodge Durango SRT is as unapologetically obscene as it sounds – and we can't help but love it for that. First revealed earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, this isn't your standard family-hauling SUV. Under the hood lies a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that produces 475-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque that will let you do the school run in record time. Dodge has now announced that this insane SUV can be yours for just $62,995 - that's nearly the same price as a Challenger Hellcat.

Like the Grand Cherokee SRT, the Durango SRT will hit 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and do the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds. Dodge also boasts that the Durango SRT has the best-in class towing capability of 8,600 pounds. To prove its prowess, every new customer will be invited to to a free day at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance. "This is what you get, when you take everything great about the Durango and combine it with the performance of the Charger SRT: a 12-second quarter mile, 8,700-pound-toy hauling, three-row muscle car," said FCA exec, Tim Kuniskis. Matching its menacing power is a widebody design and aggressive SRT hood.

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Inside, you get leather and suede as standard, or you can opt for Demonic Red Laguna leather seating. Other optional extras include 20" split-five spoke wheels with Low Gloss Black Noise finish, a power sunroof, rear DVD entertainment and a premium interior with suede-wrapped headliner and A-pillers and a carbon fiber instrument panel. It's surely only a matter of time before we see an even more hardcore Dodge Durango Hellcat. FCA has already given the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk a 707-hp HEMI V8 transplant from the Challenger Hellcat, so why not the Durango?