The new 2014 Dodge Durango premiere was at the Auto Show in New York.It is an improved model which has received a lot of changes compared to its predecessor.First of all there is the front grille and new headlights with LED lights.Change is sustained and rear bumpers, tail lights and wheels. Major changes have been affected by a cabin: the new 2014 Dodge Durango got improved instrument panel with a 5 or 8.4-inch uconnect infotainment system. A new center console with USB / AUX / SD connectivity, new steering wheel, optional Blu-ray entertainment system with two 9-inch display also on the list of newspapers but let’s start from the crossover market in the USA.
Market crossover with three rows of seats in the USA these days can be divided into two categories.
One of them is led by the legendary Ford Explorer and Nissan’s new Pathfinder, whose drivers are family men who probably will never get off the asphalt, and the main features are comfort, tranquility and security. In the second class can be fixed Jeep Grand Cherokee and its “twin” of the 2014 Dodge Durango, which belong to the world of muscle crossover vehicles. They are not comfortable or quiet, but they have rear traction and a V8 engine, which is an ideal choice for those who want to feel young again.
2014 Dodge Durango changes
The third generation Durango was introduced two years ago and so far has not lived up to expectations, with annual sales of about 45,000 copies, which is about a quarter of sales leaders Explorer. But at this year’s motor show in New York, U.S. giant has introduced a renewed 2014 Dodge Durango with which he hopes to attract new customers.
On the design side of the biggest changes can be seen in the form of new headlamps and masks that give this already aggressive crossover more aggressive design. If you choose one of the better-equipped models 2014 Dodge Durango is available with LED lights, 20-inch alloys (18-inch are standard) and three different masks. Although the interior design is not got change, Durango is another Chrysler model significantly improved in this respect since the Fiat became the owner of the company. Materials are now the largest quality selection of equipment, excellent visibility and easy. On the mechanical side, the biggest news is the new eight-speed automatic transmission, which transmits power to the rear wheels or optional four. Regarding the engine, there was no change – standard engine is still 3.6L Pentastar V6 with 290 hp and 352 Nm of torque while the 5.7L Hemi V8 with 360 hp and 528 Nm of torque, the only option.
2014 Dodge Durango release date and price
With a maximum draft of about three tons, Durango V8 is a leader in its class. Dodge has not yet been released spending numbers, but says that the new automatic transmission should reduce consumption by about 15%. 2014 Dodge Durango should hit stores later this year with a starting price of similar current $ 30.490.
In the end, we will note that it seems that the American giant has decided to leave the aforementioned rivals – Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder – alone and set up their own class with twin Jeep Grand Cherokee. And that is perhaps the best change that American giant could do.