The Hemi Orange package is inspired by the famous original Hemi engines from the 1960s and early 70s, and was first introduced on the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger in 2021 and adds a touch of that famous color that used to adorn the engine block on 426 Hemi V8 engines. The Dodge Durango R/T is the latest recipient of the special package, which adds an extra $1,995 to the cost of the SUV.
Most obviously, there is a large strip on the driver’s side of the hood, which is accompanied by asymmetrical black stripes. Four exterior colors are offered; Destroyer Grey, Diamond Black, Octane Red and White Knuckle. All options feature 20-inch Black Noise wheels and Satin Black taillights, and the exterior badges are now Midnight Grey and orange as well.
Inside, all three rows of seats feature contrast orange stitching with a monochromatic Dodge Rhombi seatback logo. The instrument panel, door uppers and armrest, console lid, shifter boot, and leather flat-bottom steering wheel also receive the high-impact thread color.
For real Hemi-heads, there is the $4,500 Hemi Orange Plus Package on the Dodge Durango R/T, which adds an additional power sunroof, 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, advanced safety features, and much more.
Another $5,095 will get you the Hemi Orange Tow and Go Package for all-wheel-drive vehicles and adds advanced towing features, 20-inch Lights Out wheels, orange Brembo brake calipers, and Bilstein high-performance suspension.
For real authenticity, the Durango R/T is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, pumping out 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, and a truly old-school economy rating of 17 mpg combined. It’s no Durango SRT Hellcat. Then again, nothing is. And likely there never will be.