2014 Dodge Durango

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The 2014 Dodge Durango large crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: SXT, R/T, Limited and Citadel. You will also come with Durangos Rallye badging, Rally is a set of equipment on the 2014 Dodge Durango SXT. Seven-passenger seating is standard on the card, chairs in the second row captain reduce the capacity of six options. Standard equipment on the 2014 Dodge Durango includes alloy wheels 18 inches, automatic headlights, fog lamps, roof rails, heated mirrors, full power accessories, cruise control, tri-zone automatic temperature control, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cloth upholstery, the fold-flat front seat passenger, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining seat in the second row, third row of seats 50/50-split-folding, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a sound system with six speakers with a 5-inch touch screen, satellite radio and USB and auxiliary inputs.

Several option packages are available on the Durango SXT. 23B package adds roof rail crossbars, improved cloth upholstery, driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustable lumbar support to four lanes, a leather steering wheel and the satellite radio. Popular Equipment Group adds the heated front seats, the heated steering wheel, camera, rear parking sensors and an auto-dimming mirror. The Rallye package adds 20-inch wheels, the polished exhaust tips and additional body color exterior trim while removing roof bars.

The company has more standard equipment above, but returned to 18-inch wheels. It also comes with the remote ignition, memory settings for the driver, leather upholstery, the passenger power seat, six-way power outlet of 115 volts and a touch screen of 8.4 inches with an improved version of Uconnect Dodge. It includes the control voice, text-messaging capabilities, speech, emergency roadside assistance, the streaming Internet radio and 3G Wi-Fi. The large touch screen and features related infotainment are optional on the SXT.

Optional on both the 2014 Dodge Durango RT and Citadel is the Technology Group, which includes the adaptive cruise control, a warning mitigation system before and a dead-spot warning system with alerts rear cross traffic. Also available in these versions is an entertainment system Blu-ray/DVD back seat with dual video screens and an HDMI input. Options for the entire range include a towing package, a skid plate package and a CD player in the dashboard.

2014 Dodge Durango Interior

Modern and functional, the 2014 Dodge Durango cabin was designed with families in mind. Regardless of  the trim level, design is attractive and offers high-end materials. With this latest update of Durango, the quality of materials is now class-leading, and the cabin has a print of a rare elegance for this class. The touch screen of 8.4 inches available is attractive and easy to use. The gauges the look better, with crisp graphics and a useful travel computer screen.

The front seats are spacious and comfortable, but the second row standard amortized rather flat and do not offer as many legs as larger rivals. Third row easily accessible from Durango, on the other hand, offers a surprising amount of leg and head and is much more spacious than the Ford Explorer. With the second and third rows of seats folded, the Durango can carry up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo. This is the respectable amount, but the larger crossover SUVs such as the Chevrolet Traverse and Mazda CX-9 offers more cargo space competition.

2014 Dodge Durango Engine

The 2014 Dodge Durango is available with either a V6 or V8 engine. While SXT comes only with the V6 and R/T only comes with the V8, limited and Citadel trims can be equipped with either one. Depending on model, the rear-wheel drive, four wheel drive or four-wheel drive is available. The AWD system light is only available with the V6 engine. The 4WD system on demand dual-range gearing (which makes it more capable on rough terrain) and is standard with the V8 engine. All models come with an automatic transmission with eight reports.

The V6 3.6-liter engine is rated at 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined is with rear wheel drive and 19 mpg combined with AWD. The 5.7-liter V8 good for 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. RWD models are rated at 17 mpg combined (14 city/23 road), while AWD versions are valued at 16 combined (14 city/22 highway). Properly equipped, the V8 Durango can tow up to 7400 pounds, while V6 is capped at £ 6.200 – in both cases, much more than most crossover SUV can tow rivals.

2014 Dodge Durango Safety

The systematic anti-lock brakes, the stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags and full length side curtain airbags are standard on disk all 2014 Dodge Durango. The camera and parking sensors are optional on system SXT and standard on all other Durangos.

Models with Uconnect Access have an emergency telematics system that connects you with 911 operators at the touch of a button and keeps track of a stolen vehicle. Option on the Limited, Citadel and R/T is a system of blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert. Note that the available technology group available on the R/T and Citadel models now includes a collision warning system before and the most advanced that automatically applies the brakes if a collision mitigation potential.

2014 Dodge Durango SXT Plus

2014 Dodge Durango SXT Plus

In government tests, the Durango received five out of five stars for protection against side impact. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the Durango got a “Good” rating for its performance in a frontal offset collision moderate overlap side-impact and roof strength.

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