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2014 Dodge Durango Review

by Kamal Salar
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For the lovers of three row seats and extra towing, the 2014 Dodge Durango is offered as a new, fresh but good addition to the segment. This year the Dodge Durango receives some better improvements, a unique exterior, high end driving experience like the Grand Cherokee and classy interior.

Exterior and Interior sophistication

The body style of the new 2014 Dodge Durango is a full size SUV made its debut at 2013 New York International Auto Show.

2014 Dodge Durango

The exterior of the vehicle is really fascinating and distinctive because of a new and slimmer split crosshair grille, redesigned Projector beam headlights, muscular fender arches and the rear end is complemented with LED reartrack taillamps.

The interior of the vehicle also received impressive updates including a new instrumental panel, three spoke redesigned steering wheel, a redesigned center stack, paddle shifter paired with gearbox’s manual shift functions, standard eight speed automatic transmission, a seven inch full-colored thin-film transistor, and illuminated larger buttons for the convenient and charm of the interior. The curb weight of the 2014 Dodge Durango is 4750 to 5400 lbs.

Interior

Under the hood and Performance

The 4 door, seven passenger SUV comes as 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive models and employs either a 3.6 liter V6 that generates 290 horsepower and a torque of 260 lb ft or a HEMI 5.7 liter V8 engine that makes 360 horsepower and 390 lb ft of torque. The engines are mated with new eight speed automatic transmission that reducing the fuel consumption about 9 percent as compared to the previous models. The 3.6 liter V6 can tow up to 6,200 pounds and 5.7 liter V8 can 7,400 pounds.

Safety

Following its vogue, the 2014 Dodge Durango is equipped with some top notch and impressive safety features like 7 standard airbags, active front headrests, full length three row side curtain airbags, cross lane detection, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and emergency and road side assistance.

Pricing and Competition

The 2014 Dodge Durango comes at an estimated starting price of $30,000. The key competitors are entry level Land Rover, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder.

Pros

  • Redesigned interior and exterior
  • Five trim levels
  • Powerful powertrains and towing

Cons

  • No official on sale date
  • No price reviled yet

Verdict

The 2014 Dodge Durango is a good addition to the market with a modified exterior and redesigned and innovative interior. The powerful engines offering top tow capabilities are making it a leading SUV of the segment.

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