Daily Drive Thru: Care By Volvo, Our Cadillac Super Cruise Drive, A 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Review And More

It’s a reviews and videos kinda day here at the Daily News Autos. Today, we have a review of the first-ever SRT-trimmed Dodge Durango debuting for 2018, as well as Cadillac’s new Super Cruise semi-autonomous system. This self-driving system is unique in that it’s the first system to let you drive truly “hands free” for extended periods of time. We got to take a 2018 Caddy CT6 decked out in Super Cruise tech on the open roads of America to find out how the system performs in practice.

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We have those stories, a video of Volvo’s newest concierge service that takes the hassle out of car buying, a very *special* person taking their Porsche 944 through flooded streets and much more ahead in this Wednesday edition of the Daily Drive-Thru.

NEWS

Video: Care by Volvo debuts in upcoming 2019 Volvo XC40

Care by Volvo is a subscription service similar to those of mobile phone providers.

Care by Volvo is a subscription service similar to those of mobile phone providers.

Instead of going through the whole song and dance of buying a car at a dealership and dealing with fees, taxes and other superfluous charges attached to the car-buying experience, Volvo wants to make things as minimalist as the interior of its 2019 XC40 crossover.

Called “Care by Volvo,” the new service debuting in the XC40 crossover is an alternative to car ownership where buyers pay a flat-rate monthly fee with no down payment or registration, and all those pesky fees get covered. You also get some add-ons included in some regions such as fueling, cleaning, service pickup and more.

Check out more about Care by Volvo here.

STREET SMARTS

Driving a semi-autonomous Cadillac Super Cruise-equipped sedan

2018 Cadillac CT6 Front Quarter

Equipped inside a 2018 CT6 sedan, Cadillac's Super Cruise road trip gave a handful of media reps a taste of nearly full autonomy behind the wheel.

(Cadillac)

Rather than filming other people driving cars, earlier last week, Daily News Autos video producer Dan Gessner got to be the one behind the wheel of a Cadillac that just so happened to drive itself.

Cadillac invited Dan to try out the American luxury automaker’s new Super Cruise self-driving technology equipped in a 2018 CT6 sedan. On a cross country excursion with a parade of journalists, he got to take the wheel of the CT6 from NYC to our nation’s capital to Cleveland, Ohio. Sort of. See, Cadillac’s system is the first of its kind to let the driver take their hands off the wheel, unlike Nissan’s ProPilot or Tesla’s Autopilot systems.

Find out what he had to say about the Super Cruise system here.

REVIEW

First Drive: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Front Left Quarter

Starting at $64,090, the 2018 Durango SRT is the newest muscle car in the Dodge lineup—except for the fact it seats six.

(Beverly Braga)

In case you needed to break the sound barrier on your way to pick up the kids from hockey practice, Dodge scratches that itch with the high-powered, lean, mean Durango SRT SUV. This HEMI V8-powered hauler isn’t a three-row for the faint of heart. Boasting a 0-60 of 4.4 seconds (!!!) and a quarter mile time of less than 13, the Durango SRT lives up to the Dodge Street & Racing Technology name, even if it does look a little bland.

Daily News Autos contributing writer Beverly Braga revved this monster of an SUV around South Jersey to see if this SRT’s flash has some substance behind it.

Read her thoughts on the 2018 Durango SRT here.

GALLERY

Eye Candy: Rezvani Tank

Eye Candy: Rezvani Tank

Satisfy your need for adventure with the big, mean, badass Rezvani Tank.

EXTRAS

Video: Porsche 944 attempts driving through flooded Massachusetts street

This is definitely not the right vehicle for tackling these waves.

This is definitely not the right vehicle for tackling these waves.

In case you didn’t get the memo (because this guy apparently didn’t), there was some pretty extensive flash flooding in the North Shore area of Massachusetts last week, with some areas getting as much as 8-9 feet of water flooding the streets of Mass. Our friend in today’s viral video perhaps thought that his Porsche 944 was able to wade through the choppy waters.

Spoiler alert, he failed. Miserably.

Watch the disaster unfold here.

Check the Daily Drive-Thru every weekday evening to get a roundup of the latest news, reviews, galleries and more from the New York Daily News Autos.

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Daily Drive-Thru: Care by Volvo, our Cadillac Super Cruise drive, a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT review and more
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