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Editors' Page: 2014 Dodge Durango

By KBB.com Editors on January 28, 2014 8:43 PM
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The big SUV for people who don't like big SUVs

In the land of midsize SUVs, the Dodge Durango is the toughest kid on the block. The only one to offer available V8 power also sports the segment's boldest look, punctuated by an in-your-face grille. It's been further refined for 2014, with updated front and rear styling, upgraded features and finish inside, plus a new 8-speed automatic transmission that improves both drivability and fuel economy. An impressive infotainment array notwithstanding, the Durango isn't quite as family friendly as some of its competitors.

Driving It

From our full review: "Despite the 2014 Dodge Durango's mass, the 290-horsepower Pentastar V6 accelerates briskly, delivers ample passing power and tows willingly, its performance and fuel economy enhanced by a smooth new 8-speed automatic transmission."

Build and Price

The 2014 Dodge Durango starts right around $30,000 and can reach sticker prices in the neighborhood of $50,000 for a fully loaded, all-wheel drive, HEMI V8-equipped Citadel model. Build and price your own Durango right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Hauling Mass

As the only midsize SUV to offer an available V8 engine, the 2014 Dodge Durango is an especially appealing choice for those who tow but don't want all the bulk of a full-size SUV. With 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, the Durango's Hemi V8 delivers 7,400 pounds of pulling power.

What the People Say

Many consumer reviews on KBB.com note how much more improved the latest Dodge Durango is over past models. Reviewer Jerry purchased a 2013 Durango to replace his 200,000-plus mile 2004 HEMI model and concludes that its "performance, ride and quality far improved over older Durango designs." Read more consumer reviews of the current-generation Dodge Durango.

Others to Consider

For buyers in need of V8 power, the 2014 Dodge Durango is the midsize SUV of choice. But most buyers will face a more difficult decision, trying to decide between so many compelling choices in the midsize SUV segment for 2014.