2014 Dodge Durango Diesel Coming to NY Auto Show

2014 Dodge Durango Diesel Coming to NY Auto Show

Dodge is bringing the 2014 Durango to the 2013 New York Auto Show next week, where it will apparently debut with the same 3.0-liter diesel engine that was recently introduced to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

While Chrysler did not reveal any details, Autocar says that the new Durango is set to get an eight-speed transmission and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, both enhancements that were recently introduced on the new Grand Cherokee.

In the Grand Cherokee, the diesel puts out 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, numbers that aren’t likely to change if the engine comes over to the Durango. For fuel economy, the current Durango gets 16/23/19 mpg city/highway/combined in its most fuel efficient V6 two-wheel drive form, while it only achieves 13/20/15 mpg when equipped with all-wheel drive and a V8.

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In comparison, the Grand Cherokee diesel gets a 22/30 mpg city/highway rating with two-wheel drive, and 21/28 for the AWD, considerably better than the existing Durango, so expect a major jump in efficiency from the Durango, though it probably won’t be as good at the Grand Cherokee due to its heavier weight. 

For looks, once again the Durango will follow the Grand Cherokees lead, and borrow some of its design cues. Those Grand Cherokee inspired cues will continue into the interior, where the Durango is expected to adopt the  Chrysler brand’s larger 8.4-inch LCD screen as a part of the Uconnect system.

[Source: Autocar]

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  • Durango is build on a Grand Cherokee and I didn’t know was FWD?

  • Spaethhd

    You apparently do not understand these vehicles very well.  They are REAR wheel drive or all wheel drive.  NONE are available as FRONT wheel drive.  Also, from every source I have read, there will NOT be a diesel option for the Durango.  If there is, I will be plesantly surprised.

  • You’re right. It is only AWD and RWD. It has been updated. Thanks.

  • 2014 Diesel Durango?

    2014 Dodge Durango Diesel? 

    Now that is has been revealed at the NY Auto Show, with NO diesel option. 

    Would the author care to comment?

  • The story was based on what seemed like informed speculation from AutoCar.

    But clearly, it was their mistake, and mine for believing it.