2014 Dodge Durango Special Service SUV will be complementing the range of fleet vehicles of the police and fire agencies as well as the general fleet customers. This Durango embodies the perfect combination of capability, fuel economy and utility.

As a standard it is equipped with a new eight-speed transmission, which also contributes towards the improvement of the fuel economy of up to 25 miles per gallon. In addition, it has ability to tow as much as 7,400-pounds. Vehicle's driving range is of over 600 miles, and what is more it features a whole host of safety technologies.

This Special Service model also includes additional components which were especially designed for the rigors of daily fleet use. Some instances are the heavy-duty brake package, heavy-duty battery, larger-output 220-amp alternator, heavy-duty water pump and engine oil cooler, and a load leveling suspension.

Other features included in the interior of the 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service are the programmable 7-inch display in the gauge cluster, the Uconnect 5.0-inch touch screen with voice command and Bluetooth, a media hub for USB, SD media card and auxiliary jack integration and Bluetooth streaming audio.

In addition, there have been also included special service headliner and red and white interior dome lamp and spot lamp wiring prep. The Durango's third-row of seats has been removed in order to deliver more cargo capacity.

This Special Service SUV also includes a customizable rear cargo area with under-floor storage compartments and additional storage in the side compartments. For the bright visual characteristics of this Dodge Durango take car new LED daytime running lamps and rear race track tail lamps.

Some of the optional features included here are for example the Skid Plate Group for all-wheel drive models, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, a Trailer Tow Group, Engine Block Heater and Uconnect Access Via Mobile capability.

In terms of safety and security, the Special Service models are unsurpassed given that they offer more than 60 features: standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation (ERM), Hill-start Assist and standard Trailer-sway Control (TSC), Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Braking, seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags in the front row, and standard front-row active head restraints.

This Durango is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that is mated to an eight-speed transmission. The unit produces 290 horsepower (213 kW) and a maximum torque of 352 Nm (260 lb.-ft.). As an option the brand offers the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which generates 360 horsepower (265 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb.-ft.). It has the towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.

The instrument panel has been also refined and now includes redesigned center stack. In the latter are housed 5-inch and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens. The bottom of the center stack houses a new media hub with an SD card slot, USB outlet, auxiliary jacks, and a storage bin.

In addition, the center console features new rotary shifter for the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The manual shift functions have been removed and now are replaced with paddle shifters on the back of the Durango's steering wheel. Furthermore, the instrument cluster also features high-tech treatment and now includes a full-color 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen.

2014 Dodge Durango Special Service SUV was specifically designed for the demands and rigors of fleet duty. It will meet the needs of a wide range of fleet customers across the United States and Canada.

No additional details around the distribution of the model in other countries have been released so far.  The production of 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service is planned to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Source: Dodge