The Durango base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 293 horsepower and 260 pound-foot torque. It is a typical Dodge engine that competes fiercely with crossovers and other medium-sized SUVs,

But if you look at one of the V8s Durango stands out most. Our test vehicle is two smaller: 5.7 liters with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft torque. 

 In addition to high traction, this engine sounds powerful even if it breaks down or accelerates and returns quietly during the trip. 

We have also previously tested an SRT model that produces a 6.4-liter V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 pounds of torque. 

 It's a very easy animal to drive easily or roughly. The 710 horsepower crazy Durango Hellcat no longer meets federal emissions standards. So you might miss owning

that fast SUV but the SRT definitely fixes most of it. The Durango V-6 should reach 60mph in about 7.5 seconds.

A 5.7-liter SRT should take 1 second but a 6.4-liter SRT can reach 60 mph in 5 seconds. 

(Hellcat is less than 4 seconds.)