Price (as tested) 💲: $86,075

Powertrain ⚙️: 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8

Output 💪: 710 hp and 645 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.5 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 180 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 11 city/ 17 highway/ 13 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 5,334 lbs


Miles straps into the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat to sample supercharged power in utilitarian form. With a top speed of 180 mph, the Durango Hellcat is the world’s fastest three-row SUV (tied with the Alpina XB7) and the first Hellcat-branded SUV from FCA. With a price tag well below $100K, the Durango Hellcat wades into this new “muscle SUV” niche with sufficient cabin comforts, safety tech, and convenience features to satisfy most luxury shoppers and dazzle mainstream consumers.

Those with a bit more coin to spend on a potent SUV will also consider the aforementioned Alpina XB7, the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, and the Tesla Model X Performance. Among these posh and cutting-edge people-movers, does the 710-horsepower, three-row Hellcat feel outclassed? Find out in this in-depth review.