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2014 Dodge Durango Goes On Sale

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Posted by Lidia Todorova on 15 August 2013

2014 Dodge Durango is the ultimate "No Compromise SUV" and is now ready to go on sale. Each Durango model is equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, projector headlamps and projector fog lamps, floating split crosshair grille, signature LED racetrack taillights, bright chrome or body-color accents.

In addition, the athletic SUV comes with 18-inch or 20-inch aluminum wheels, Bluetooth, 5-inch or 8.4-inch touch screen, rotary shifter with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 7-inch customizable gauge cluster, Keyless Enter 'n Go with push-button start, seven airbags, seven passenger seating and much more.

Like no other vehicle in its segment, this Dodge model can offer not only great comfort, but also best-in-class power. It generates up to 360 horsepower (265 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb.-ft.) of torque. It is also necessary to mention its best-in-class towing capacity of up to 7,400 lbs. and best-in-class driving range of 600 miles on a tank of fuel.

2014 Dodge Durango is now being offered in five trim levels: SXT, Rallye, Limited, R/T and Citadel. First, the Durango SXT and Limited models are equipped with the award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine. It is capable of delivering 290 horsepower (213 kW) and 352 Nm (260 lb.-ft.) of torque.

The Rallye and Citadel models on the other hand feature standard dual exhaust, thanks to which the 3.6-liter unit generates an impressive 295 hp (217 kW). The engine is matched with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission equipped with a rotary shifter and standard paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Its towing capacity reaches up to 6,200 pounds.

SXT will offer to customers a wide range of equipment, including bright accents on the exterior and premium interior. As a standard here is featured the following: class-exclusive signature 192 LED racetrack tail lamps, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program (ESP), trailer-sway control, automatic projector-beam headlights, projector fog lamps, deep-tint sunscreen glass, power body-color mirrors, speed-sensitive, variable intermittent wipers, chrome grille surround and split crosshairs with black "Split-Hex" texture and 18-inch Tech-Silver aluminum wheels.

The interior of the 2014 Durango SXT includes three rows of seats with 60/40 split fold and tumble second row, 50/50 split, folding third row, premium cloth seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, new Dodge three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, 7-inch reconfigurable TFT gauge cluster, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Uconnect AM/FM/MP3, six speakers, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, three 12-volt power outlets, tri-zone automatic temperature control, rear-seat air conditioning, air filtering, and much more.

In terms of safety, this trim level is equipped with seven standard airbags, active front headrests, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control, trailer-sway control and much more. The starting price of the model is estimated at US $29,795.

Next, the Rallye builds on the SXT and adds the Durango R/T's sporty exterior design. It also adds 5 more horsepower to the power output. In addition, there are also to mention dual-exhaust, 20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, body-color grille with black "Per-Form" texture, black headlamp bezels, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares and sill moldings.

Going on the inside of the car, one can find a premium black cloth seats and black headliner, power driver seat, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and leather-wrapped steering wheel. There are also being offered some optional features such as second row captain's chairs with an available center console, 8.4-inch touch screen with downloadable apps, heated seats and heated steering wheel and much more. The starting price here is US $32,990.

The Limited Durango is a brand new model for 2014 MY and it also builds on the SXT. However, it adds 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray pockets, LED daytime running lamps, signal repeater mirrors, the new 8.4-inch Uconnect Access Via Mobile touchscreen with SiriusXM Radio with one-year free subscription, Capri leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated steering wheel, heated first- and second-row seats.

What is also standard for this Limited trim are the 12-way power driver seat with memory and power four-way lumbar adjustment, 10-way power front passenger seat, including power four-way lumbar adjustment, remote start, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera, tire-pressure monitoring system, vehicle security alarm, power folding auto-dimming mirrors with memory, HomeLink universal transceiver, 115-volt AC, 150-watt power outlet and Limited badge.

More importantly, the vehicle can be equipped with an optional engine: the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. It generates 360 horsepower (265 kW) and 529 Nm (390 lb.-ft.) of torque. The unit is mated to the standard eight-speed transmission with paddle shifters. Other options here include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, power sunroof, power rear liftgate, premium 3D navigation and premium Alpine audio system. 2014 Dodge Durango Limited has an initial price tag of US $35,995.

The R/T specification is the high-performance version of the all-new Durango. It comes as a standard equipped with body-color hot-rod looks, HEMI® power, world-class handling and true R/T heritage. Also standard here is theThe 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

What is also important to mention for this trim level is that it features a unique sport-tuned suspension, unique performance tuned exhaust, 20-inch performance tires with 20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, and a 20 mm lower ride height.

On the other hand, the interior comes as a standard with leather interior with red accent stitching, heated first- and second-row seats, 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch Screen and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Available option here are the premium Nappa Leather seats. In addition, this Durango R/T also includes as a standard 506-watt premium audio system with nine speakers and a subwoofer, power liftgate and HID headlamps.

In fact, the R/T builds on the content of the Limited. It adds the following: dual exhaust, body-color grille with black "Per-Form" texture, black HID headlamp bezels with LED daytime running lamps, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares and sill moldings. The starting price of the R/T specifications is US $38,995.

At last, the Citadel trim level offers the ultimate luxury, premium content and performance capabilities. It builds on the Durango Limited, and adds rich, perforated Nappa leather, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats available in Black, Black/Light Frost or Black/Tan.

Other standard features here are: new Uconnect Access 8.4-inch touchscreen with voice command navigation and live streaming internet radio, remote start, unique 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and a unique grille with chrome surround and chrome "Cross-Hex" texture, power sunroof, automatic high-beam headlamps, rain-sensitive front wipers, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and power liftgate. The top of the range 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel has a starting price of US $40,995.

All trim levels of the new 2014 Dodge Durango will be available at dealerships at the end of the third quarter of this year.

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