Dodge has unveiled the updated 2014 Dodge Durango at the New York Auto Show. In addition to updates to its exterior styling, the new Durango also gets a new eight-speed transmission and a long list of new technologies.
has unveiled the updated 2014 Dodge Durango at the New York Auto Show. In addition to updates to its exterior styling, the new Durango also gets a new eight-speed transmission and a long list of new technologies.
The 2014 Dodge Durango gets an updated face with a new, slimmer “split crosshair” grille, redesigned projector-beam headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a raised front bumper. The rear of the Durango gets Dodge’s new LED racetrack tail lamp design inspired by the Dodge Charger and Dart. For the Durango, this latest evolution of the racetrack design features a new technology that blends the individual LEDs into one seamless looking ribbon of light. In total, there are 192 LEDs in the new tail lamp assembly.
Under the hood, the new Durango gets a standard eight-speed transmission that can be mated to either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 290 horsepower (295 horsepower on Rallye) or a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque. When paired with the 3.6L V6, the new transmission delivers up to a 9 percent improvement in fuel-economy compared to the previous transmission. The 2014 Dodge Durango features a new Eco Mode that contributes to its improved fuel economy. Eco Mode optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule, as well as throttle sensitivity, and Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder deactivation in V-8 models, to maximize fuel economy.
Inside the 2014 Durango gets a new instrument panel that features a redesigned center stack that houses the new 5-inch and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens. The center console features a new rotary shifter for the standard eight-speed automatic and manual shift functions have moved to paddle shifters on the back of the Durango’s new steering wheel. The instrument cluster has also been given the high-tech treatment and now includes a full-color 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen similar to the one found in the all-new Dodge Dart.