Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD
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2. Unexpected Chassis Sophistication

We all know the Jeep Grand Cherokee is built on a solid, sophisticated architecture, but we were still surprised at how much of that filtered into the platform-sharing Durango. Ride comfort is satisfying and the vehicle feels hunkered down to the road at all times. The way it absorbs bumps is solid, much like far more expensive crossovers do.

At 201.2-inches, the Durango is long, but not excessively so like the Chevrolet Traverse. With the large 8.4-inch display screen, parking isn’t a problem either thanks to the rearview camera.

Unlike most vehicles in this class, the Dodge still offers a true two-speed transfer case with low range gearing in case mild off-roading is called for.