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Want a New Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat For $80K? Sorry, Sold Out.

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
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The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is known to boast three rows of seats and 710 horsepower on tap—which is the basis of its nickname “three-row muscle car.”

However, do know that this model does not come cheap. For comparison sakes, be aware that the entry point to the new Durango is the SXT RWD base model, which sports a modest price of $33,260.

Pricey and Order Books Closed

But if one wants to make that big jump to the Durango SRT Hellcat AWD, that will set one back nearly $83,000—or the combined price of two and a half base models. For those who are aching to get their hands on one, they are indeed sorely out of luck, as the vehicles are already sold out and the order books are closed.

Sebastian Blanco at Car and Driver reported that “the automaker will build two thousand of the Hellcat models, and 2021 is the only year they will be produced.”

This is “ensuring that it will be a very special, sought-after performance SUV for years to come,” Stellantis’ Tim Kuniskis said, per the magazine.

Even though people can no longer purchase the Durango SRT Hellcat, it’s still fun to think about what it would be like to own that vehicle.

“Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever, saying it can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph. The SRT Hellcat uses a 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V-8 engine and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission to produce 645 lb-ft of torque. The SRT Hellcat Durango offers Street (Auto), Sport and Track, and Custom drive modes, as well as Launch Control and Launch Assist,” Blanco writes.

“Some updates are available on all of the new 2021 Durangos, including the updated exterior that borrows heavily from the Dodge Charger Widebody. There were also changes made to the interior, including a new instrument panel and a 10.1-inch touchscreen for the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. But that size of screen is an option, and the standard equipment that comes on the SXT and GT trim levels is an 8.4-inch screen,” he continues.

Trim Levels Galore

For those who enjoy having options, know that there are plenty of trim levels to choose from.

“The SRT trims are all-wheel drive only, but the other models offer either rear- or all-wheel drive, with the latter choice costing an extra $2,600. The Citadel trim takes care of the luxury side. It can be optioned with either the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. The Durango Citadel comes with the trailer-tow Group IV equipment package and Platinum chrome door and mirror accents as standard,” Blanco writes.

“Safety features including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist are also standard on the Citadel,” he adds.

Ethen Kim Lieser is a Washington state-based Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek, and Arirang TV. Follow or contact him on LinkedIn.

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Ethen Kim Lieser is a Washington state-based Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek, and Arirang TV.

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