2014 Dodge Durango RT Reviews
The Durango definitely drives nicely. Its brakes are strong and smooth, belying its hulking bodywork. The trip is just as easy and composed. The new eightspeed transmission is amazing: it shifts quickly and does everything you would like it to; in the time you would like it. Also enjoyable in case you are towing up-to 7,400 lbs. "HEMI V8-powered," shouts Dodge's site like you could not tell. Oh, we could tell. We are more than OKAY with this.
The inside is also brand new, and odd touches still abound in the engineering front, although it is uncomplicated and substantially enhanced. Accelerate hard enough and the electronic speedometer does not continue. Uconnect functions easily and fast, but its center display is filled with jumble and obfuscation and crimson that washes over everything like one particular scene in "The Shining."
It is amusing to see the business attempt to attract the shopper with touts of fuel economy, security, and back - seat DVD entertainment systems when, ultimately, they are really only a group of hooligans. It's the essence of Dodge, our Durango however: a grille and Clint Eastwood headlights, loads of red and black to the inside, pushed forth by inyour - face advertisements. It is a crossover with a restricted appeal, but this is by design - - figuratively and actually.
I could see who the Durango, notably in R/T or chrome-load Citadel guise, would attract. Dads who register their sons for football. Guys who pretend to not understand the notion of pot-pourri. That is appropriate, sir. Educate your son the way to tear-down an engine. Take him to the shopping center at Christmas to purchase a BB gun, glare in the shopping center Santa the whole time. Show your son after he captures it for a internet, effectively, after the time the way to gut and filet a sockeye salmon. But please, scrub your hands first.
The improvement in character of the variant of the Durango is clear the moment you see it: lower, meaner and darker. These 20inch "Hyper Black Aluminum" wheels are down-right black. Then enter and evaporate in the black inside with red "R/T" sewing. Step to the gas and pay attention to the large, throaty roar and sense the power.
It is a genuine hot rod. Utilizing the brake torque method, I received a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds, that's quite great considering our press car weighed over 5,000 lbs. It seems and feels like more. Once the road ends, although it does not appear as mean so that the Grand Cherokee is nearly as fast but much more useful.
The 8-speed transmission is smooth to the point-of nearelectric seamlessness.
I never scraped something during the few days I had this rig, therefore it may even have the ability to avoid on some easier soil trails.
There is lots of space inside and the back seat entertainment kept everyone happy on several long-ish drives. All rear seats fold-down level for additional versatility, also.
The Durango R / T represents a great compromise between the practical necessities of the family of four (or six or seven) as well as the necessities of the performance enthusiast.
2014 Dodge Durango R/T Presentation - 2013 New York Auto Show
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