The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was only available for the 2022 model year due to new government regulations for the 2023 model year, but the performance minded brand isn’t ignoring the popular three-row SUV. For the 2023 model year, Dodge has introduced the Hemi Orange package from the 2022 Challenger and Charger, adding a unique look inside and out – with a few upgrade options for the package as well.
“HEMI Orange is a hot option for the Dodge Challenger and Charger, and now we’re expanding its reach by offering the Dodge Durango R/T HEMI Orange,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The Durango has a muscle-car attitude, and the eye-catching HEMI Orange appearance embraces the Dodge performance DNA that is our foundation.”
As the name suggests, this new appearance package for the 2023 Dodge Durango is only available with the R/T trim level, meaning that it comes standard with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. That engine sends 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque towards the wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic transmission, with the buyer’s choice of rear- or all-wheel-drive.
Hemi Orange Durango R/T Features
The unique features of the 2023 Dodge Durango Hemi Orange R/T begin on the outside, with gunmetal-and-orange stripes, Midnight Grey-and-orange badging, a Satin Black taillight assembly and 20-inch Black Noise wheels. The 2023 Durango R/T is offered in four exterior colors – Destroyer Grey, Diamond Black, Octane Red and White Knuckle – all of which can be paired with the Hemi Orange package.
On the inside, the 2023 Durango R/T Hemi Orange package has orange accent stitching on the first and second row SRT-style captain’s chairs along with the third row bench, door panels, center console lid, instrument panel, shift boot and flat-bottomed steering wheel (the company has not yet issued interior images).
The unique interior and exterior features of the basic Durango R/T Hemi Orange package come with an MSRP of $1,995, but there are also two more elaborate forms of this appearance package.
Premium Hemi Orange Packages
If you want a 2023 Dodge Durango R/T with the Hemi Orange package, but with far more features, you can pick between the Hemi Orange Plus Package or the Hemi Orange Tow N Go Package.
The Hemi Orange Plus Package for the 2023 Durango R/T comes with all of the features mentioned above, but it also adds a long list of premium amenities, including a power sunroof, the 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and an array of high tech safety gadgets. This package adds $4,500 to the bottom line.
Those Durango R/T owners who opted for all-wheel-drive can also add the Hemi Orange Tow N Go Package, adding 20-inch Lights Out wheels, orange Brembo brake calipers, a Bilstein high performance adaptive suspension system and other features of the Tow N Go package. This Hemi Orange package has an MSRP of $5,095.
Dodge has not said when the 2023 Durango will be available for ordering, but the brand has stated that there will be more information later this summer. We would expect that the 2023 Durango order banks would open sometime between early August and late October, but it is unclear whether the Hemi Orange packages will be available as soon as 2023 models are available for ordering.