Best fit for the Rocky Mountain lifestyle.
The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association has automotive journalists from all over the region including; Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana.
Journalists assessed and critiqued several vehicles in this class to determine a winner. The unique driving conditions of the rocky mountain region were to be taken into consideration. For example, which vehicle would take on a ski trip with snow covered roads, or which one would drive over a high mountain pass in heavy rain during summer.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT takes the win for 2018
The award was presented at the 2018 Denver Auto Show by David Muramoto, President of the Rocky Mountain Press Association. Collecting the award was Steve Yandura, Business Centre Director for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US.
“The depth of refinement, not to mention performance, of this latest SRT product, was impressive to RMAP voters”, said David Muramoto. “This powerful three-row SUV is a vehicle you’d enjoy driving to the mountains, or across the plains, at any time of the year in the Rocky Mountain region.”
2018 Durango SRT
The Durango SRT is currently the fastest 3rd-row vehicle on the market. With 475 hp from the V8 Hemi, the crossover achieves the 1/4 miles in 12.9 seconds! It is also capable of towing up to 8,700 lbs (best in class). Owners also get a free day of driving at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
A muscle car that’s also a family vehicle and extremely practical. To some, it may appear like a ‘sleeper’. The exhaust note in ‘Sport’ or ‘Track’ mode will soon give it away. Don’t worry though, if your kids are in the back and you worried about them being deafened by the exhaust? Dodge fixed that problem. The engineers worked hard on noise cancellation within the vehicle. One of the reasons it may just be a great vehicle also for the rocky mountain region is the ‘snow’ mode. Yes, that right, you CAN have all that power, all those seats, AWD and a mode for driving in snow.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.