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Dodge Durango Hellcat: The best all-around Hellcat of the bunch!

The Dodge Durango Hellcat is the best of the Hellcat bunch. It’s actually the one that makes the most sense. Albeit, in a group of vehicles that make little sense. That’s because it’s a seven-passenger SUV, which is comfortable, can tow 8,700 lbs, and also happens to have a 710-horsepower engine under the hood. Yes, S T E L L A N T I S continues to stick supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engines into anything it can. And this one here is AWD so it can rip from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds. That’s only a few tenths slower to 60 than the damned Shelby GT500.

And it’s not like this thing is a lightweight. It’s a physics-defying monster yet it’s also a bit of a sleeper… if you can ignore the noise it’s making for a quick second. Sure, it’s not cheap with a starting price of $82,000. But it’s also the one Hellcat machine that actually makes the most sense! Somehow…

[Disclaimer: Dodge tossed us the keys to the Durango Hellcat and included a full tank of fuel. We refilled that tank two more times in a week.]

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5 responses to “Dodge Durango Hellcat: The best all-around Hellcat of the bunch!”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    I don’t want to want one of these, but I do. I generally dislike SUVs, preferring either wagons or trucks (rather than a combination of the two). That’s way too much engine for any vehicle. It probably guzzles fuel. It has an automatic transmission.

    So much that should deter me from liking this, but I want one all the same. My thoughts before Jeff even said them were “maybe some different wheels” and “remove the badges”. I would also dye the SRT Hellcat stitching in the seats so it’s not such an obnoxious advertisement. But beyond that, I think that’s the best of the Hellcats– at least, it holds the most appeal to me.

  2. crank_case Avatar

    It absolutely makes the most sense, at least until they make an AWD Charger Wagon.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Oh, hell… yes. Let the Magnum return.

  3. OA5599 Avatar

    The best Hellcat is the one that most resembles a Challenger.

  4. SoCalboomer Avatar

    Your daughter needs a percentage of the video! 🙂 She is cute as all get-out and entertaining as heck!