2014 Dodge Durango Limited SUV Review, Specs
2014 Dodge Durango Limited SUV Review, Specs and Price – The Dodge Durango is one of favorite options for a six or seven passenger SUV. The new generation not only has the roomy seating and has a smooth ride that you’d expect in a family car, but also three-row utility vehicle that has an optional V8 engine and impressive tow ratings that you see only on larger SUV. For 2014, Dodge has updated the Durango Limited to help it keep up with the competition in this price range. Although more aggressive styling is what you’ll looking first, it’s the less changes that make the biggest difference on the 2014 Dodge Durango Limited.
The cabin changes are particularly surprising, because 2014 Dodge Durango Limited gets all new instrument panel and an updated dash, the 8.4-inch touchscreen that uses an upgraded version of the Uconnect system to provide text-to-speech capability for text messages, smartphone app integration and a more robust voice control. Interior surfaces are high-quality, and like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2014 Dodge Durango Limited feels decidedly upscale.
Body Styles, Price and Options
The 2014 Dodge Durango large crossover SUV is a seven passenger seating, but available optional second row captain’s chairs reduced capacity to six passenger. It’s sold into the market with price range start msrp from $35,995.
2014 Dodge Durango Limited comes with standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, polished exhaust tips, remote ignition, automatic headlights, roof rails, foglights, heated sideview mirrors, full power accessories, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a fold-flat front passenger seat, cloth upholstery, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining second-row seat, roof-rail crossbars, upgraded cloth upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat with four-way lumbar, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a six-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings, leather upholstery and a 115-volt power outlet.
For electronic features you’ll gets Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with a 5-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, satellite radio, and USB and auxiliary inputs. Also standard is an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded Uconnect system that has capability text-to-speech messaging capability, voice control, streaming Internet radio, emergency roadside assistance and 3G Wi-Fi capability.
Engine and Safety Features
2014 Dodge Durango Limited offered with either a V6 or V8 engine. A rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is available and an eight-speed automatic transmission only transmission offered. The light duty AWD system only available in the V6 engine. The on demand 4WD system features dual-range gearing which makes it more capable on rugged terrain and is standard the V8 engine.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine is produces at 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy estimated is estimate at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 17 city/24 highway/19 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. The 5.7-liter V8 engine generates for 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy for rear wheel drive models are rated at 14 city/23 highway/17 mpg combined, while AWD versions are rated at 14 city/22 highway and 16 combined. 2014 Dodge Durango Limited with V8 engine can tow up to 7,400 pounds, while the V6 version can tow up to 6,200 pounds.
2014 Dodge Durango Limited comes with standard safety features includes antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, stability and traction control, full-length side curtain airbags and front side airbags. Also standard is a rearview camera, parking sensors and Uconnect Access have an emergency telematics system that connects with 911 operators and provides stolen vehicle tracking.
In government tests, 2014 Dodge Durango Limited received five out of five stars for side-impact protection. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave 2014 Dodge Durango Limited a good rating for its performance in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength crash tests.
2014 Dodge Durango Limited Interior
2014 Dodge Durango Limited has modern and functional cabin that has been designed with families in mind. Regardless of trim level, the design is attractive and features upscale materials. With this latest update, materials quality is now upscale and has an uncommonly elegant feel for this class. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen display is attractive and easy to use, gauges look better with crisp graphics and a useful trip computer display.
The front seats are comfortable and roomy, but second-row bench has rather flat cushioning and doesn’t offer quite as much legroom as rivals. The third row easily to accessed, other side offers a surprising amount of leg and headroom for 6-footers and is more spacious than the Ford Explorer. With the second and third-row seats folded down, the 2014 Dodge Durango Limited can carry up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo.
2014 Dodge Durango Limited Galery
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