The reengineered 2014 Dodge Durango crossover will have a starting price of $30,790, including the $995 shipping fee – the same as the 2013 model. The 2014 Durango is expected to be rolled out to dealerships at the end of the third quarter. It will feature a new transmission, revamped interior electronics as well as exterior lighting and styling.
It will also feature standard equipment which value is around $3,500 more than the 2013 model, Dodge said in a statement. The 2014 Dodge Durango will offer the eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmission that is offered on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The new gearbox is expected to enhance the Durango’s fuel economy up to 15 percent as well as improve its performance.
The crossover will feature Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system and a seven-inch customizable screen in the instrument cluster. Also coming as standard are projector fog lamps, Keyless Enter 'n Go with push-button start, projector headlamps, Bluetooth and LED-lit racetrack taillights. The new Durango will also feature a slimmer version of Dodge's split cross-hair grille and bright chrome or body-color accents.
The Durango is powered by a number of engine options, like the base 3.6-liter V-6 that enables it to tow up to 6,200 pounds, and the 5.7-liter V-8 that allows it to tow up to 7,400 pounds. The new Durango could be availed in five trim levels: SXT, Rallye, Limited, R/T and Citadel. Sales of Chrysler’s only three-row, all-wheel-drive surged 88 percent in July to 5,135 units, and 38 percent in the first seven months to 33,440 units.