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The new 2014 Dodge Durango will make its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
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The New 2014 Dodge Durango — The Ultimate No Compromise SUV Raises the Bar for Performance, Technology and Style in the Three-row SUV Segment

Durango features advanced design and premium class-exclusive features for 2014

All-new standard eight-speed transmission with rotary shifter improves fuel efficiency up to 9 percent and enhances Durango’s fun-to-drive DNA

Now offering the latest 8.4-inch Uconnect Access Via Mobile
touchscreen with downloadable apps and customizable instrument gauge cluster with 7-inch full-color screen

New LED lighting technology, including standard class-exclusive racetrack tail lamps with 192 LEDs, ties Durango to the latest Dodge vehicle designs

Best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 pounds with V-8 engine; 6,200 pounds with V-6 engine

Best-in-class V-6 driving range of more than 600 miles on a tank of fuel
Up to 50 different seating configurations, including optional second-row captain’s chairs and 85 cu. ft. of cargo capacity

Available class-exclusive dual screen Blu-ray / DVD player

New suite of advanced technologies improves performance, safety, comfort and convenience

Premium features, including available heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats and accent stitching, highlight Durango’s attention to passenger comfort and style


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March 28, 2013 , New York City -

The Dodge brand is upping the ante in the fast-growing full-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover segments, introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. This new SUV is built on the Dodge brand’s pillars of performance, style and innovation, delivering a new standard state-of-the-art class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy up to 9 percent, the Chrysler Group’s award-winning Uconnect Access easy-to-use touchscreen technologies and the Dodge brand’s signature racetrack LED tail lamps to driving enthusiasts in the market for a three-row family performance SUV.

When Dodge re-introduced the Durango in 2011, it immediately earned accolades from customers and critics alike. Its combination of sleek yet muscular lines, comfortable three-row seating, large cargo volume, class-leading power, driving range and towing capability and overall driving enjoyment was unlike anything ever seen in the SUV segment before. For 2014, the engineers and designers at Dodge have made the ultimate “no compromise” SUV even better.

The new 2014 Dodge Durango takes everything that customers love about Durango and adds the latest advancements in technology to enhance its design, capability and functionality. With a new standard eight-speed automatic transmission, improved fuel economy and performance, new LED exterior lighting, two new interior touchscreens, a new programmable instrument cluster, and an available high-definition dual-screen Blu-ray entertainment system, the 2014 Dodge Durango reaches even higher levels of sophistication building on its proven performance, utility and comfort.

“When the Durango was first launched in 1998, it represented a breakthrough in power, size and style,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Now for 2014, we’re upping the ante by making it our most technologically advanced, fuel efficient and dramatically styled Durango ever. With countless class-exclusive features and best-in-class attributes, the new 2014 Durango represents the ultimate no-compromise full-size SUV.”

The 2014 Durango is available in five trim levels: SXT, Rallye, the new for 2014 Limited, R/T and Citadel. It will be built in the United States at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Production is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2013.

Unique, yet appealing to all
Dodge is introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango just as the SUV segments in the United States are showing tremendous growth. The new Durango competes in the full-size SUV segment, which with 900,000 units sold in 2012, has jumped 82 percent since 2009. With its standard three rows of seats and interior seating flexibility, Durango also appeals to shoppers looking for a full-size crossover. The two segments combined are up 48 percent since 2009, outpacing the industry. And of those full-size SUV and crossover sales, approximately 60 percent are three-row vehicles, placing Durango squarely in the heart of the market.

Durango customers are tech-savvy, youthful and full-of-life, with one of the youngest demographics in the segment. Their active lifestyles keep them on the run, and they depend on technology to keep them connected. The Durango delivers with the latest Uconnect Access technology and connectivity in an agile, flexible vehicle that is spacious with versatile three-row seating for passengers and their gear.

When the Dodge Durango debuted in 2011, it had a distinct advantage over the competition as an SUV designed to deliver performance, without compromising fuel economy. With the addition of the new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters standard across the lineup, Durango ups the ante delivering improved efficiency, as well as a more refined and engaging driving experience.

The 2014 Durango offers a host of premium features, such as high-end interiors, the latest infotainment technology and impressive powertrain options, along with the exterior design that is distinctively Dodge.

Feature highlights on the 2014 Dodge Durango include:

Segment-first eight-speed automatic transmission with rotary shifter allows for up to a 9 percent improvement in fuel economy and a more refined driving experience
Class-exclusive Dodge “racetrack” LED tail lamps with 192 LEDs
New front fascia with floating signature Dodge crosshair grille
New projector headlamps with available LED running lights
5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreens with available class-exclusive Uconnect Access and navigation with 3D mapping
The latest available Uconnect Access system with Wi-Fi capability and mobile apps, including Pandora and iHeartradio
Available voice command, Uconnect handsfree calling, handsfree texting, streaming music via Bluetooth and remote USB port
Class-exclusive standard 7-inch customizable thin-film transistor (TFT) full-color instrument cluster
Available class-exclusive Blu-ray / DVD rear entertainment system with new dual 9-inch screens in the driver and front passenger seat-backs
New three-spoke steering wheel with standard paddle shifters
Available second-row captain’s chairs with a standard pass-through center console that makes for easy travel between second- and third-row seats
Available second-row full center console with additional storage – available at all trim levels
New available fully integrated tow hitch
New Limited model with standard leather seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel and standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen
Rallye Group with a sinister monochromatic appearance and class-exclusive 20-inch Hyper Black wheels
All-new wheel lineup with a choice of seven wheels featuring 18-inch and 20-inch wheels with finishes ranging from silver painted to polished aluminum to class-exclusive Hyper Black
New standard capless fuel fill making for easy fuel fill ups
More than 60 available safety and security features, including
Auto crash notification/911 call button
Adaptive cruise control with stop function
Forward collision warning with collision mitigation
Ten exterior colors, seven different wheels, nine different interiors, including premium cloth, Capri leather and perforated Nappa leather with three different (black, gray and red) stitching accents, unique bezels and headliners


High-tech exterior look
The Dodge Design team went to work to create a new exterior that conveys how advanced the Durango is, while maintaining the muscular body and confident personality customers expect from Dodge.

The new face of Durango is still distinctly Dodge and features a new, slimmer “split crosshair” grille with mesh textures unique to each trim level. Combined with the redesigned projector-beam headlamps and a raised front bumper, the 2014 Dodge Durango has an even more sinister look than the previous model. Durango’s sculpted hood and grille complete the unique to Dodge forward-leaning profile that continues through the deeply browed headlamps.

For a more monochromatic appearance, the Rallye and R/T are equipped with dark-tinted headlamp bezels, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares, grille and sill moldings, all unique to the these packages. The R/T’s ride height has also been lowered by 20 mm, further enhancing its sporty appearance and driving dynamics.

The 2014 Dodge Durango now features projector beam headlamps, with LED daytime running lamps on Rallye, Limited, RT and Citadel. The LED lamps run horizontally along the bottom edge of the headlamp and form a unique “hockey-stick” shape. Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are standard on R/T and Citadel, turning the night into day. Auto-leveling technology adjusts headlight beam aim for slight changes in elevation.

The new front-end design features new projector fog lamps and fog lamp surrounds and matching crosshair grille texture. Combined with the taller front bumper, the new lower fascia gives the 2014 Dodge Durango a wider and more aggressive look.

In line with Dodge Charger, the side profile of the Durango maintains its powerful shape, accented by muscular fender arches and curves that flow back in through the doors, resembling the iconic shape of a coke bottle. The greenhouse of the new Durango blends seamlessly into the body, and a body-color rear spoiler significantly reduces drag while adding visual drama to the side profile.

The 2014 Dodge Durango receives all-new 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheel designs for every trim level, and feature finishes ranging from silver painted to polished aluminum to class-exclusive Hyper Black. In total, there are seven wheel designs and finishes to select from.

The rear of the Durango sees the addition of the dramatic LED racetrack tail lamp design inspired by the Dodge Charger and all-new Dart. Still immediately recognizable as a Durango, this latest evolution of the racetrack design features a new technology that blends the individual LEDs into one seamless looking ribbon of light. In total, there are 192 LEDs in the new tail lamp assembly that give Durango a presence on the street and make it instantly recognizable as a Dodge.

The rear fascia has been re-sculpted to fully integrate the trailer hitch. This gives Dodge Durango a cleaner, more premium look. Large 3.5-inch dual exhaust tips are standard on V-8-equipped vehicles, including the R/T, along with the Rallye; other V-6 powered Durango models have a 3-inch single tip.

A driver’s three-row SUV
The new 2014 Durango continues to deliver excitement and refinement with world-class suspension and performance. Benchmarked against premium performance SUV’s in the market, Durango delivers modernized refinement with electronics, suspension and structural characteristics that are usually found at much higher price points.

The unibody structure is built with a selection of high-strength and ultra-high strength steels that improve driving dynamics by integrating the suspension with the body — reducing flex and weight when compared with body-on-frame designs.

The short/long arm front suspension and isolated multi-link rear suspension features isolated front and rear cradles to deliver precise on-road handling and comfort. The four-wheel independent suspension, combined with the Durango’s nearly 50/50 weight distribution, transmits to a solid driving feel and fun-to-drive characteristics.

Dodge Durango delivers on the pavement with aggressive shock and spring rates and large sway bars to handle body roll in hard turning maneuvers. Electro-hydraulic power steering, unique caster and camber settings along with standard electronic stability control also contribute to maintain tire grip and vehicle stability.

The 2014 Dodge Durango’s rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain is the foundation for its outstanding on-road driving performance. Available all-wheel drive (AWD) further enhances driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution.

The Durango’s two AWD systems – one for the HEMI® V-8 and one for Pentastar V-6-powered models – greatly enhance the vehicle’s traction and handling by delivering a smooth driving experience on a wide range of road conditions.

While competitors have switched to front-wheel-drive car-based platforms, the HEMI-powered AWD Durango features a low-range transfer case with a neutral position. Low range improves light off-road performance and helps ease maneuvers, such as pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer. The neutral position in the transfer case allows the vehicle to be flat-towed without damaging powertrain components.

A robust structure, impressive braking and unexpected stability also contribute to the Durango’s best-in-class trailer tow capability. On models equipped with the Pentastar V-6 engine, the Durango can tow up to 6,200 pounds. When coupled with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the new 2014 Dodge Durango offers trailer tow capability of up to 7,400 pounds – more weight than a 24-foot boat and trailer, and up to 65 percent more than the competition.


All-new class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission
The new 2014 Dodge Durango now features Chrysler Group’s new eight-speed automatic transmission with rotary shifter and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters as standard equipment on all models. This state-of-the-art transmission improves fuel economy up to 9 percent, along with enhanced performance and smoother shifts. All these attributes perfectly enhance Durango’s fun-to-drive nature.

Fully electronic, the eight-speed automatic features on-the-fly shift map changing, with manual shifting capability using steering-wheel paddle controls. More than 40 individual shift maps for specific conditions optimize shift quality and shift points for fuel economy, performance and drivability. The intelligent software is attuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving demand.

The transmission efficiency and wide ratio spread provide the best possible fuel economy by operating at a lower engine rpm in both city and highway environments. The addition of more gear ratios also helps reduce the gaps normally associated with upshifting and downshifting.

Gear changes are nearly imperceptible due to the evenly spaced gear steps between each gear ratio. Internally, the transmission has four gear sets and five shift elements (multi-disc clutches and brakes). Only two shift elements are open at any time. With fewer open shift elements, drag losses due to multiple parts rotating relative to one another are reduced, improving fuel efficiency.


Powertrain choices
Named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for three years, Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired with the new standard eight-speed transmission delivers up to a 9 percent improvement in fuel-economy when compared with the previous transmission, not to mention improved performance. The standard flex-fuel 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates an impressive 290 horsepower (295 horsepower on Rallye) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and can tow up to a best-in-class 6,200 pounds.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds. The 5.7-liter engine’s Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.


All-new Eco Mode
The 2014 Dodge Durango features a new Eco Mode that contributes to its improved fuel economy. Eco Mode optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule, as well as throttle sensitivity, and Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder deactivation in V-8 models, to maximize fuel economy. The Eco Mode also manages interactive deceleration fuel shut-off (IDFSO), which cuts fuel delivery when the vehicle is coasting to reduce fuel consumption.

Eco Mode is automatically engaged upon vehicle startup. A button on the Durango’s center stack allows drivers to disengage Eco Mode if more spirited performance is desired.


Advanced interior with premium craftsmanship
For 2014, Dodge designers are bringing Durango to the forefront of technology in the three-row SUV segment, while taking nothing away from the utility and build quality for which Durango is known.

The new instrument panel features a redesigned center stack that houses the new 5-inch and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens. Under these large, easy-to-use touchscreens are redundant button and knob controls for audio and climate functions. The bottom of the center stack houses a new media hub with an SD card slot, USB outlet and auxiliary jacks, as well as a storage bin.

The center console features a new segment-first rotary shifter for the standard eight-speed automatic that adds another level of refinement over the traditional gated automatic shifter. Manual shift functions have moved to paddle shifters on the back of the Durango’s new steering wheel. These paddle shifters are standard on all 2014 Dodge Durango models.

The instrument cluster has also been given the high-tech treatment and now includes a full-color 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen similar to the one found in the all-new Dodge Dart. Standard on all models, this screen allows for drivers to customize more than 100 ways how information is presented.

Framing the new instrument cluster is a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel with the previously mentioned standard paddle shifters. The buttons to control TFT driver information functions are now larger and illuminated to make them easier to operate. Buttons for Uconnect and phone access now reside along the bottom edge of the vertical spokes. As before, Durango’s popular audio controls are still found on the back of the upper steering wheel spokes.

A large lockable glove box has a viscous-dampened hinge, which helps it open and close smoothly.


Seating flexibility
With standard seven-passenger seating and luxurious second-row captain’s chairs available on all models, the seats in the 2014 Durango can be converted to as many as 50 different configurations.

Families with three or more children will find the Durango’s available captain’s chairs with pass through especially helpful as two car seats can stay latched into the second row seats, and there’s still easy pass-through for passengers to walk between to get to the third row. The second-row captain’s chairs will also make adults feel like they are riding in first-class, with comfortable bucket seats with individual armrests.

The available second-row console features a dual-hinged door/armrest that when flipped forward, features a hard surface so that the armrest is not damaged by cargo. It also offers class-exclusive storage and features, including USB ports for charging electronics.

A fold-flat front passenger seat is standard on models that aren’t equipped with the ventilated seat option. By folding forward, the passenger seat provides more utility, which lets customers load and carry long objects. Once flat, the seat back panel also serves as a convenient utility table. A new active head restraint system adds to the long list of available safety and security features.

A versatile 60/40 split folding second-row seat conveniently folds and tumbles. Transporting long items, like 10-foot 2x4s, is not a problem as the left side of the second row folds 60 percent, allowing the versatility of folding the 40 percent seat in tandem with the front passenger fold-flat seat. Longer items can be stowed even with passengers in the second row. To make passengers more comfortable, second-row seats also are available with heat, and they recline 18 degrees.

The third-row seat features a 50/50 split and is easily folded from the rear of the vehicle. For even more utility, both the second- and third-row seats fold to provide a flat load floor to haul a 6-foot couch with room for a coffee table. Clever touches abound, including a switch in the instrument panel to remotely lower the third-row headrests when not in use.


State-of-the-art technology
Five-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens, a customizable 7-inch TFT gauge display, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop and the latest generation of Uconnect Access Via Mobile are just some of the 2014 Dodge Durango’s available state-of-the-art features.

The forward collision warning system with crash mitigation alerts the driver if they’re approaching a vehicle in front too quickly, and the new adaptive cruise control with stop will keep Durango at a driver-selected distance from the vehicle in front when cruise control is engaged and can even bring the SUV to a controlled stop.

Embedded cellular technology that leverages Chrysler Group’s strategic partnership with Sprint allows the latest Uconnect Access system to work its magic. The advanced service-delivery platform affords the kind of stability that enables direct communication when it’s needed most.

Uconnect Access connects vehicle occupants directly with police, fire department or ambulance service dispatcher with the push of the “9-1-1” button on the Durango’s rearview mirror – no cell phone needed. The same logic works for roadside assistance. One push of the “ASSIST” button summons help directly from Chrysler Group’s roadside assistance provider or the Vehicle Customer Care Center.

Further peace of mind comes from the available theft alarm notification, which alerts owners via SMS text message or e-mail whenever their Durango’s security alarm is activated. For the greatest convenience and flexibility, up to five people can be notified.

In the 2014 Dodge Durango, customers can put away their smartphones, keep their hands on the steering wheel and still interact with their devices in the ways to which they are accustomed. Media apps from Pandora to iHeartradio to Slacker are all available via voice command – a function of Uconnect’s powerful, Cloud-based voice recognition capability.

Additional convenience is achieved when Uconnect syncs a customer’s existing app so their favorite artists and stations are available at the touch of the screen, or by the sound of their voice.

Uconnect Access also allows the driver to execute many of the normal functions, such as climate, audio and Bluetooth, all by voice. The Cloud also enables voice texting, a breakthrough feature of Uconnect Access. Again leveraging the Sprint network, paired, Bluetooth-equipped cell phones that use the Message Access Protocol (MAP) can:

Receive a text message
Announce receipt of the text
Identify the sender
Read the message aloud


To respond, drivers can simply dictate. The Cloud helps the system’s voice-recognition system assemble the response and “read” it back for accuracy before sending. Verbatim. No memorizing pre-approved messages such as, “I’m on my way.”

The same advanced voice-recognition protocol simplifies the often-problematic process of entering navigation-system destinations with both hands on the wheel. The system will accept continuous, single-sentence instructions, such as: “Navigate to Ross Boulevard, Dodge City, Kansas.”

The Durango’s navigation system also features new 3D maps with graphic representations of well-known landmarks and terrain, designed to make on-road travel even easier to navigate.

Durango also has the ability to be used as a Wi-Fi hot spot. A powerful Bing search engine can be used via voice command if the driver needs to find a destination. Uconnect navigation then calculates a route and stores the destination’s telephone number for handsfree calling.

A new 5-inch touchscreen is now standard on SXT models and controls audio, climate, phone and other vehicle functions, such as turning on the heated seats or determining how long the headlamps stay on after the ignition has been turned off. The high-resolution screen is intuitive and easy to use, yet redundant controls for audio and climate can be found below the touchscreen for drivers who prefer the classic dial approach.

Standard on Limited, R/T and Citadel models (and available on SXT and Rallye) is the award-winning 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that controls audio, climate, phone, vehicle functions, navigation (if equipped) and the new Uconnect Access system. This system provides large, easy-to-read graphics – including new 3D mapping – with intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

The most looked at area of the interior, the instrument cluster, also has a new premium high-tech appearance with the new dynamic gauge cluster. Standard on all models and featuring a customizable 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display, the cluster can be configured more than 100 ways for the ultimate driver-customized experience. Navigation, audio and fuel economy information and warning indicators can all be displayed in the 7-inch screen.

Mounted on the back of the front seats is an available all-new class-exclusive Blu-ray video rear entertainment system. This new system features two high-resolution 9-inch screens, one on each front seat back. Each screen offers four-times better resolution when compared with previous models and allow customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs or play their high-definition media interface (HDMI) gaming systems via inputs for HDMI cables or RCAs for each screen integrated into the front seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote.


More than 60 safety and security features are available on Dodge Durango
The new 2014 Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, including standard all-speed traction control and electronic stability control (ESC), which improve overall vehicle handling and performance both on- and off-road. Standard trailer-sway control enhances towing capabilities and keeps the vehicle and trailer aligned as the Durango travels down the road.

Safety and security features available for the first time on the Dodge Durango include forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop, Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call and roadside assistance.

Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when changing lanes or in parking lot situations, are also available. In addition, standard front-row active head restraints, standard full-length three-row side-curtain air bags and standard front-seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision. In total, Durango offers seven standard airbags.


Manufacturing
The 2014 Dodge Durango will be built in the United States at the Chrysler Group LLC’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP), where the Durango has been produced since 2010 when the third-generation Durango was reintroduced for the 2011 model year. It is built on the same assembly line as the most-award winning SUV ever – the Jeep Grand Cherokee – which has been built at JNAP since the facility opened its doors in 1992.

One of only two assembly plants located entirely within Detroit’s city limits, Jefferson North has been boosting its employment levels since June 2009. JNAP has added more than 2,200 employees on two shifts in the past 4 years, bringing total plant employment to nearly 4,700. The plant runs six days a week, 20 hours a day in order to keep up with demand of the hot-selling SUVs.
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The 2014 Dodge Durango is badder and smarter at the same time

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The 2014 Dodge Durango will feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, updated interior and a few exterior tweaks. Rumors that the Durango was going away, or that it would become a new seven-seat Jeep model, seem to be premature. Chrysler Group LLC is putting on a full court press and spending real money to update the 2014 Dodge Durango.

Roman and I find the Durango one of the best looking, best driving seven seat SUVs out there. It needed better fuel management and (for people like me) a little bit more off road ability. Nevertheless, the Durango is it a looker and a dream to drive.

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Dodge Announces Pricing for New 2014 Dodge Durango

Best-equipped Seven Passenger SUV Loaded With Advanced Technology, Efficiency, Performance and Style for a Starting U.S. MSRP Less Than $30,000

The new Dodge Durango features a slew of new standard features for 2014, including a new standard eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, Uconnect Bluetooth, 5-inch Uconnect Touch Screen and 7-inch customizable gauge cluster, signature Dodge brand LED racetrack taillamps and standard three-row, seven passenger seating, and maintains pricing from 2013 with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,795 (all prices exclude $995 destination)

New standard content on the 2014 Durango delivers a $3,500 added value over outgoing 2013 model

Dodge Durango delivers crossover versatility and fuel efficiency, sport-utility vehicle (SUV) capability and performance, including best-in-class power (up to 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque), best-in-class towing (up to 7,400 lbs.), best-in-class fuel economy (up to 25 mpg hwy) and best-in-class driving range (600 miles on a tank of fuel), while retaining the engaging driving dynamics that have defined the new Durango since its launch in 2011

New eight-speed automatic transmission – standard on V6 and V8 – delivers up to a 15 percent improvement in fuel economy and enhanced performance

All Durango models feature the latest award-winning class-exclusive Uconnect Touchscreen technology and enhanced comfort and convenience features

Available features include class-exclusive seatback-mounted Dual Screen Blu-Ray / DVD Players, Forward Collision Warning with full-stop functionality and heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats

Durango competes in the fastest growing segments in the U.S. auto industry, the full-size SUV and crossover segments, which combined are up 48 percent since 2009

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The 2014 Dodge Durango, the ultimate “No Compromise SUV,” will start arriving in dealer showrooms at the end of the third quarter with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,795, excluding destination, making it the best-equipped seven-seat SUV priced less than $30,000. Durango also maintains the same starting price as the 2013 model, while delivering more than $3,500 in added content. Every 2014 Dodge Durango features a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, projector headlamps, projector fog lamps, floating split crosshair grille, signature LED racetrack taillights, bright chrome or body-color accents, 18-inch or 20-inch aluminum wheels, Bluetooth, 5-inch or 8.4-inch touch screen, rotary shifter with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 7-inch customizable gauge cluster, Keyless Enter ’n Go with push-button start, seven airbags, seven passenger seating and much more.

The new 2014 Dodge Durango competes in the fastest growing segments in the U.S. auto industry, the full-size SUV and crossover segments, which combined are up nearly 50 percent since 2009. No other vehicle in those segments can match the Durango’s long-list of standard features and utility, including best-in-class power (up to 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque) best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 lbs. and best-in-class driving range of 600 miles on a tank of fuel.

"Dodge Durango is on a tremendous run, with 9 months of consecutive growth," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO -- Dodge Brand. "The new 2014 Durango builds on that momentum, raising the bar for performance, technology and style. With best-in-class power, towing, infotainment and fuel economy; the new Durango offers a combination unmatched by any other SUV or Crossover in America.”The 2014 Dodge Durango is available in five trim levels: SXT, Rallye, Limited, R/T and Citadel, all packaged to meet the needs of individual customers."

SXT
All 2014 Dodge Durango SXT and Limited models feature the award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque as the standard engine. With a standard dual exhaust, the 3.6-liter delivers an impressive 295 hp on Rallye and Citadel models. The 3.6-liter is mated to a new class-exclusive standard eight-speed automatic transmission equipped with a class-exclusive rotary shifter and standard paddle shifters on the steering wheel and can tow up to 6,200 pounds. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine is also capable of delivering up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway giving Durango class-leading driving range of over 600 miles per tank.

The SXT retains its crown as the best-equipped SUV given its tremendous level of standard equipment. Every SXT features premium amenities inside and out, including bright accents on the exterior and premium soft-touch surfaces on the interior.

Other standard features include class-exclusive signature 192 LED racetrack tail lamps, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program (ESP), trailer-sway control, automatic projector-beam headlights, projector fog lamps, deep-tint sunscreen glass, power body-color mirrors, speed-sensitive, variable intermittent wipers, chrome grille surround and split crosshairs with black “Split-Hex” texture and 18-inch Tech-Silver aluminum wheels.

On the inside, the new 2014 Dodge Durango SXT features standard three rows of seats with 60/40 split fold and tumble second row, 50/50 split, folding third row, premium cloth seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, new Dodge three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, 7-inch reconfigurable TFT gauge cluster, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Uconnect AM/FM/MP3, six speakers, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, three 12-volt power outlets located in the instrument panel, the center console and the rear cargo compartment, tri-zone automatic temperature control, including infrared sensors and rear seat outlets, rear-seat air conditioning, air filtering, an overhead console with two LED map lamps, two courtesy lamps, sunglass storage, full-length floor console and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, speed, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and phone controls. Standard safety features include seven standard airbags, active front headrests, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control, trailer-sway control and much more.

The 2014 Dodge Durango SXT has a starting U.S. MSRP of $29,795 (excluding destination).

Rallye
The Rallye builds off the SXT and adds the Durango R/T’s sporty exterior design cues and an extra 5 horsepower, bringing the total to a best-in-class V-6 power of 295 horsepower, along with dual-exhaust, 20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, body-color grille with black “Per-Form” texture, black headlamp bezels, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares and sill moldings. The interior features premium black cloth seats and black headliner, power driver seat, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Available options include second row captain’s chairs with an available center console, 8.4-inch touch screen with downloadable apps, heated seats and heated steering wheel and much more.

The 2014 Dodge Durango SXT with the Rallye package has a starting U.S. MSRP of $32,990 (excluding destination).

Limited
The Dodge Durango Limited is a new model for 2014 and delivers all the standard features of the SXT and adds 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray pockets, LED daytime running lamps, signal repeater mirrors, the new 8.4-inch Uconnect Access Via Mobile touchscreen with SiriusXM Radio with one-year free subscription, Capri leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated steering wheel, heated first- and second-row seats, 12-way power driver seat with memory and power four-way lumbar adjustment, 10-way power front passenger seat, including power four-way lumbar adjustment, remote start, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera, tire-pressure monitoring system, vehicle security alarm, power folding auto-dimming mirrors with memory, HomeLink universal transceiver, 115-volt AC, 150-watt power outlet and Limited badge.

Available options on the Limited include: The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and is paired to the new standard eight-speed transmission with paddle shifters. A new Premium Group bundles several popular options together, including 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, power sunroof, power rear liftgate, premium 3D navigation and premium Alpine audio system.

Newly available for 2014 on Limited, R/T and Citadel models is a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system. This dual-screen system, mounted in the front seatbacks, can play traditional DVD and Blu-ray discs and has individual High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) and RCA inputs to accommodate high-definition gaming systems.

The 2014 Dodge Durango Limited features a starting U.S. MSRP of $35,995 (excluding destination).

R/T
The high-performance version of the all-new Durango comes standard with body-color hot-rod looks, HEMI® power, world-class handling and true R/T heritage. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds. The 5.7-liter engine’s Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand to deliver an impressive combination of power, capability and fuel efficiency of up to 23 mpg hwy.

The R/T model features a unique sport-tuned suspension, unique performance tuned exhaust, 20-inch performance tires with 20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, and a 20 mm lower ride height – all of which add another level of dynamic capability. The interior supports the image with personalized R/T branding and features a new standard leather interior with red accent stitching, heated first- and second-row seats, 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch Screen and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also available is a premium Nappa Leather Group with heated and ventilated front seats. The R/T delivers an unrivaled, bold, confident and stylish monochromatic exterior that exudes pride and attracts followers. The Durango R/T also features a standard 506-watt premium audio system with nine speakers and a subwoofer, power liftgate and HID headlamps.

Other standard features on the R/T (building off the content of the Limited), include: dual exhaust, body-color grille with black “Per-Form” texture, black HID headlamp bezels with LED daytime running lamps, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares and sill moldings. On the inside, R/T features a standard Capri leather interior in black with red accent stitching and R/T embroidery.

The 2014 Dodge Durango R/T has a starting U.S. MSRP of $38,995 (excluding destination).

Citadel
Citadel is the ultimate in Durango luxury. Citadel customers want premium content with a performance bias, and realize Citadel gets them there at an attainable price in a style that stands apart from the crowd.

Building off the Durango Limited, Durango Citadel standard features include rich, perforated Nappa leather, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats available in Black, Black/Light Frost or Black/Tan. Other standard features include: the new Uconnect Access 8.4-inch touchscreen with voice command navigation and live streaming internet radio, remote start, unique 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and a unique grille with chrome surround and chrome “Cross-Hex” texture, power sunroof, automatic high-beam headlamps, rain-sensitive front wipers, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power liftgate and much more.

The 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel has a starting U.S. MSRP of $40,995 (excluding destination).
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2014 Dodge Durango Offers Best Entry V6, Premium V8 Fuel Economy for Large SUVs

The EPA has announced the official fuel economy numbers for the 2014 Dodge Durango and thanks to the new 8-speed automatic transmission, the revised Durango offers the best fuel economy of V6 and V8 powered large sport utility vehicles sold in America.

The 2014 Dodge Durango powered by the 3.6L Pentastar V6 and sending 290 horsepower to the rear wheels via the new 8-speed automatic transmission offers 18 miles per gallon in the city, 25mpg on the highway and a combined figure of 20mpg. When compared to the smaller and less powerful Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer with their standard V6 engine options (not including the 3.5L EcoBoost in the Explorer Sport which is more powerful than the Pentastar V6), the Durango is comfortably the best choice for those buyers who rate fuel economy as one of their top concerns when shopping. The Ford Explorer with the 3.5L V6 in front wheel drive form offers 17mpg in the city, 24 on the highway and 20 combined while the Chevrolet Traverse front wheel drive models with the 3.6L V6 offers just 17mpg in the city, 24 on the highway and 19 combined – numbers which make the Durango the most efficient V6 option on the market.


When you move up to the 2014 Dodge Durango with the Pentastar V6, the 8-speed transmission and all wheel drive, the Durango’s fuel economy figures drop to 17 in the city, 24 on the highway and 19 combined. The Explorer with the naturally aspirated 3.5 returns just 17 in the city, 23 on the highway and 19 combined with all wheel drive while the Chevrolet Traverse offers 16 in the city, 23 on the highway and 19 combined so while the AWD V6 Durango shares a combined fuel economy figure with both cross town rivals – the Pentastar is more efficient than both on the highway and more efficient than the Chevy around town and on the highway.

Those buyers who want more power and more capability can opt for the 2014 Dodge Durango with the 5.7L Hemi V8. Chevrolet does not offer a larger engine option and in the Ford Explorer, the 3.5L EcoBoost is offered as a premium engine rather than a V8. The Ford Explorer with the EcoBoost V6 and all wheel drive offers better combined and city fuel economy than the AWD Hemi-powered Durango, the Durango equals the EcoBoost’d Explorer on the highway with figures of 22mpg. Also, for those buyers who want the power and performance of the Hemi but without all wheel drive, there is a rear wheel drive option that includes the Hemi, the 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all wheel drive with 14mpg in the city, 23 on the highway and 17 combined. Ford and Chevy do not offer a premium engine option with two wheel drive.

It should be noted that while the 2014 Dodge Durango offers better fuel economy figures of large V6-powered sport utility vehicles along with being the only vehicle in the class to offer V8 power AND the only vehicle to offer a premium engine option with two wheel drive, Ford does offer their super efficient 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine with front wheel drive. That model – while being the least powerful option of the aforementioned SUVs – is the most efficient but it falls short in every other way when compared to the 2014 Durango.

- See more at: 2014 Dodge Durango Offers Best Entry V6, Premium V8 Fuel Economy for Large SUVs | Torque News
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