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BAD KITTY: 2023 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT Will Start At Over $90,000!

Dealer Order Guide Gives Us Some New Details About The 2023 Durango...

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT, made its debut as the most powerful internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered SUV ever. Thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter HELLCAT HEMI® V8 and quick-shifting 8HP95 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, the three-row SUV put down some amazing performance numbers (0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, 1/4-mile time of 11.5 seconds, and a top speed of 180 mph.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Premium Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

Originally announced for a single model year, demand was so strong that Dodge ended up adding an additional 1,000 units to its original production run of 2,000 units. 

Then in August at the brand’s “Speed Week” event, Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis unveiled that the Durango SRT HELLCAT would be back for 2023. The announcement was short and sweet, and other than saying it would return for 2023 with the same power rating no additional information was given. We were at the event and even asked Kuniskis about how many they were planning on producing, but even that answer was vague. 

On Friday, we learned that Dodge had sent its dealers an updated order guide for the 2023 Dodge Durango (WD) lineup. The guide went over all of the new changes for the 2023 model year (most of which we will cover later this week), but most importantly discussed a few details about the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Premium Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

But now thanks to the order guides, we have learned a few new details about the Durango SRT HELLCAT that we can share with you.

For 2023, Dodge has simplified its entire Durango lineup to help fulfill orders faster. This includes the HELLCAT. This means customers will be able to choose from three different packages for the HELLCAT model. And while the order guide doesn’t state the specifics of the packages for HELLCAT, it does for the SRT392 model. 

In 2021, the SRT392 and HELLCAT models were optioned identical, so we believe that will be the same going into 2023 too.

The three packages include a HELLCAT (2XV) entry-level package (which is listed as a late-availability), a HELLCAT Plus (2XW) package, and HELLCAT Premium (2XY) package.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Premium Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

According to the order guide, the SRT392 Plus package adds the following content…

  • Power Sunroof
  • High-Performance Laguna Leather Seats
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Integrated Roof Rail Crossbars
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop
  • Advance Brake Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rain Sense Windshield Wipers
  • Trailer-Tow Group

The SRT392 Premium follows up the SRT392 Plus by including that equipment but adding the following…

  • SRT Red Brembo® Brake Calipers
  • Red Seatbelts
  • Premium Hand-Wrapped Instrument Panel
  • Carbon Fiber Interior Accents
  • 19-Speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System
  • 2nd-Row Console & Storage
2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Premium Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

Now, when the 2021 model made its debut, it had a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $80,995. But that is about to get a lot more expensive for 2023. According to the guide, the starting MSRP for each trim will look like this…

  • HELLCAT (2XV) Package – starting at $91,185
  • HELLCAT Plus (2XW) Package – starting at $97,185
  • HELLCAT Premium (2XY) Package starting at $102,085

But also keep in mind, those prices don’t include destination, taxes, title, and other fees. So for those who were able to purchase one in 2021, you can at least be happy you saved some money.

One other thing we have learned about is exterior colors. Many were disappointed at the lack of availability in the color department for the 2022 model. For 2023, Dodge will keep the four colors from 2022, but also add five new colors to the lineup…

  • DB Black (PXJ)
  • White Knuckle (PW7)
  • Velvet Red (PRV)
  • Destroyer Gray (PDN)
  • Frostbite (PCA) – NEW
  • Night Moves (PCQ) – NEW
  • Vapor Gray (PAS) – NEW
  • Red Oxide (PHC) – NEW
  • Triple Nickel (PSE) – NEW
2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Premium Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

All of the colors (except DB Black and White Knuckle) will come with an additional charge of $395. A Blacktop option will also be available, as Dodge did showcase it at the Speed Weeks event.

Now while much of the Durango lineup will be available for ordering immediately, expect the Durango SRT HELLCAT to be available to order after the new year.

Now please keep in mind, given the current state of the auto industry some of these details could change.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Any updates on this? Have had a few dealers saying they can now order hellcat durangos for 2023 but only in white, black, octane, and destroyer. Other colors a later release or possibly cancelled?

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I was at my dealership today, can only order the DDHC plus or premium trims, unknown when we will be able to order the “stock, 2XV” trim. The colors you listed were the only ones available now all the others are listed as late availability. I was told it’s a sales tactic, can further explain later what I was told. Also, the power sunroof is standard equipment in the plus and premium trims, with no option to delete it, I personally don’t like the sunroof. And for what’s it’s worth, in the plus and premium trims you have no option for the “lightweight package” which includes the rear set delete as in the DDSRT. I missed the DDHCT ordering in 21 and now with the increased costs and with some standard options that I’m not that thrilled about I’m not sure which way to go, plus? premium? or wait for the “stock” trim to be published. But, wait too long and they might be gone again. Be prepared for a significant dealership markup!! Sorry for babbling on.

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I was at my dealership today, can only order the DDHC plus or premium trims, unknown when we will be able to order the “stock, 2XV” trim. The colors you listed were the only ones available now all the others are listed as late availability. I was told it’s a sales tactic, can further explain later what I was told. Also, the power sunroof is standard equipment in the plus and premium trims, with no option to delete it, I personally don’t like the sunroof. And for what’s it’s worth, in the plus and premium trims you have no option for the “lightweight package” which includes the rear set delete as in the DDSRT. I missed the DDHCT ordering in 21 and now with the increased costs and with some standard options that I’m not that thrilled about I’m not sure which way to go, plus? premium? or wait for the “stock” trim to be published. But, wait too long and they might be gone again. Be prepared for a significant dealership markup!! Sorry for babbling on.

Could you please explain the sales tactic details? I have some dealers saying allocations will be required to order and production will be limited to 1000-1600. These dealers claim they have 1 or 2 allocations for the year. Other dealers are claiming they can order without an official allocation and have the ability to order as many as they want until Dodge reaches their internal goals.

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The numbers you quoted is pretty close to what I have heard 2000 units. I have discussed with 6 dealerships and they all agree that they need an allocation to order. They can’t just type in the computer and order out of the blue. Talked to friends in two other states and that story seems to hold true and I’ve been talking with GM’s and Fleet Directors at the dealerships. In my opinion they all seem somewhat frustrated with this process, they can have a customer wanting a specific vehicle, you can’t get an allocation, you hear nothing for months, then the vehicle arrives out of nowhere, at a different dealership, go figure.

Regarding the color availability, I would have thought that you’d make available the new color palette with all colors ready to go but no, sell the good old proven colors with the more expensive trim lines first. Then release the new colors across the whole model line with the hopes of attracting more sales across the product line $$$.

I’m not loosing anymore sleep, I have found a dealership that has the allocation(s) and I’m ordering! I’m not going to miss out as I did in 21. Bottom line, what Dodge does with these high demand vehicles is Dodges own mystery and a lot of people and dealership’s are left scratching their heads. Hopefully I was able to shed some light on this issue from my perspective.

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New to this, seems like allot of different opinions. last year was diagnosed with terminal cancer, decided I wanted to drive something besides 2500 ram truck went to see my dealer. Last Saturday 11/12/22 Placed order for full option Durango Hell Cat. Today 11/19/2022 I got call from dealer and e mail from dodge that my new ride was on order got VN#. My understanding is Dodge is not taking any more orders for Durango with my package, my dealer which is well known power broker got 1

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