Front-end styling has been updated for 2014, and a "racetrack" taillight design, a la Dodge Charger, distinguishes the rear. Soft-touch surfaces and upgrade materials abound in redesigned interiors, a new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, fuel economy ratings are up across the board, and infotainment features have been enhanced.
A new Rallye Appearance Group is offered on the SXT trim, while the Crew gains heated front and second-row seating. R/T trims can be outfitted with heated and cooling Nappa leather seats, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. Second-row captain's chair seating is now offered on all trims.
Changes for the 2012 Dodge Durango 7-passenger SUV include revisions to the automatic transmission on HEMI V8-equipped models, a 1-mpg improvement in the V6 AWD highway fuel-economy estimate and the availability of second-row captain's chair seating. The Express trim is replaced by the SXT trim.
The 2011 Dodge Durango is all new from the ground up. Riding on a unit body platform (the old model was body-on-frame), the Durango is now a more solid, stable and quiet vehicle. The new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine serves as the standard powerplant, with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 as an option. In an attempt to please everyone, Dodge offers the Durango in four distinctly different trims: Express, R/T, Crew and Citadel.
Full-size SUVs continue to hold a place in the American driveway. Their passenger, cargo and towing abilities are simply too good to be overlooked, and the 2015 Durango by Dodge is a prime example. Just slightly smaller than a Chevy Tahoe, the Durango touts a lean, sporty appearance with a modern interior plus a choice of five different trims that help make it more dynamic than a Honda Pilot or GMC Acadia. A powerful V6 or optional Hemi V8 can be coupled with all-wheel drive (AWD), giving consumers even more choices. Inside, the Durango upstages the competition, with an upscale interior and unique options, such as the 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.