2014 Dodge Durango Debuts With 8-Speed Transmission

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2014 Dodge Durango Debuts With 8-Speed Transmission
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Look forward to a nine percent bump in fuel economy if you’re thinking about buying the 2014 Dodge Durango. 

Unveiled today during the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Durango gets an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver that mild improvement. It’s also helped by a new Eco mode that alters the transmission’s shift timing while dulling throttle response. The V8 models also use cylinder deactivation to reduce consumption.

Most of the body-on-frame SUV remains the same, but it does get mild styling enhancements to the front fascia including a floating crosshair grille, projector headlights and LED accents. The rear also gets Dodge’s LED “racetrack” tail lamps – the same you’ve likely seen on the Charger.

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In-cabin technology is also updated with new nine-inch screens in the driver and front passenger seats for the available Blu-ray / DVD entertainment system. There aren’t many standout changes with the Durango for the upcoming model year, but it does also get a new three-spoke steering wheel with standard paddle shifters.

Power from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 both remain the same at 290 and 360 respectively. Those engines still offer 6,200 and 7,400 lbs of towing capacity as well.

 GALLERY: 2014 Dodge Durango live pictures

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  • Talontsi96

    Its not a “body-on-frame SUV”. Its uni-body since 2011. Get it straight

  • CGIron

    What about the diesel? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/sal.king.9 Sal King

    8===D

  • Willx

    Bad Reporting,,,, Built on the Mercedes ML Platform. There is no Frame it is Unibody