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 |  Apr 08 2014, 4:35 PM

Worth the Price of Admission


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When sales of the awkward looking second generation Durango began to tailspin at the end of its lifecycle, Dodge was forced back to the drawing board.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 11:02 AM

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Dodge just announced its 2014 Durango Special Service SUV, which will compete directly with the Ford Police Interceptor SUV and Chevrolet Tahoe PPV.

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 |  Mar 28 2013, 2:40 PM

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Look forward to a nine percent bump in fuel economy if you’re thinking about buying the 2014 Dodge Durango. 

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 |  Feb 18 2013, 3:31 PM

Production on the 2014 Dodge Durango will start in August and should be hitting dealerships by October with an updated look and a new 8-speed automatic.

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 |  Jan 10 2013, 10:29 AM

Dodge is bringing a touch of style to the seven-passenger vehicles in its lineup. Starting a little later this year Grand Caravan, Durango and Journey buyers will have the option of ordering a unique “Blacktop” package on these vehicles, which adds a healthy dose of design flair without breaking the bank.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 12:45 PM

Dodge is recalling 734 of its 2013 Dodge Durango crossovers because the seating capacity might be mislabeled. 

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 2:35 PM

Showing off its Dart and Durango models at the 2012 LA Auto Show, Dodge decided to spice things up a bit giving both the vehicles a matte gray paint treatment.

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 |  Aug 13 2012, 4:45 PM

Transport Canada has announced a 130-unit recall for the 2013 Dodge Durango because of a problem with the occupant restraint control module (ORCM).

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 |  Oct 17 2011, 6:30 PM

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Toyo Tires has just announced their vehicle lineup for this year’s SEMA Show, bringing four high-profile and customized vehicles to their booth and announcing three of them today.

Headlining the debuts will be the Toyo Tires Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes 2011 Dodge Durango, which will also be given away to a lucky winner. Along with the Durango, Toyo will have a 2011 Ford F-150 Raptor, a 2011 BMW 5-Series  customized by Wald, and a yet-to-be-announced vehicle at their booth.

The giveaway Durango is a Mineral Gray Metallic Heat Edition 4×4 features a set of Toyo Proxes ST II rubber matched with 22-inch Savini Forged SV28c wheels. The Durango is further modified with a Magnaflow exhaust system while Mega Motorsports outfits it with a custom Alpine Audio entertainment system. Roadwire further modifies the interior with black leather upholstery contrasted with blue stitching. Up front is a T-REX four-piece flat black mesh grill featuring a UFC logo. Those attending the show will have the opportunity to scan a QR code to automatically enter themselves into the giveaway.

Second on the list is a custom Ford F-150 Raptor done by Street Concepts. The exterior features a Snow Camo vehicle wrap with 20×9-inch matte black Fuel Boost wheels wrapped with Toyo’s Open Country M/T rubber. The F-150 will be show-ready at SEMA thanks to Icon Vehicle Dynamics’ suspension, Brembo brakes, new bumpers and lighting. On the inside, Street Concepts gave the interior a carbon fiber-wrapped interior accented by black Alcantara. Kenwood supplies the in-car audio on this truck project.

Last of the announced vehicles will be a complete Wald F10 Black Bison, a customized 2011 BMW 5-Series. The 5-Series will feature a full Wald Black Bison body kit with 20-inch Wald R12 two-piece wheels paired with Toyo Proxes T1 Sport UHP tires.

The fourth vehicle remains a secret but Toyo promises it’ll be a crowd-stopping show car. Autoguide.com will be sure to stop by Toyo’s booth at this year’s SEMA Show to see these masterpieces in person.

GALLERY: Toyo Tires 2011 SEMA Lineup

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 |  Nov 18 2010, 8:52 AM

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The 2011 Durango had yet another “official” debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, with Dodge front man Ralph Gilles telling the assembled journalists how proud he is to show off his portfolio now, with six new or newish models in the lineup – including the all-new Durango.

While Gilles talked at length about how each and every model in this new lineup will surpass any expectation you may have of a new Dodge lately, he admitted that he is most proud of the Durango. He said the handling, overall performance, and materials are particularly praiseworthy, and then he announced the pricing, which make it seem quite the bargain. Available in three trim levels, (well four if you count an optional package thrown in on the mid-line Crew model), base pricing of the new Durango will range from  $29,195 / $31,195 for the 2WD/4WD entry level Express models, up to $41,795 / $43,795 for the range-topping Citadel.

The new base engine is a 290-hp 3.6L V6 and with a 6,200 lb tow rating, while the top-level 5.7-liter Hemi V8 can pull 7,400 lbs.

Optional equipment on the new Durango includes items like Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Keyless Enter-n’ Go.

GALLERY: 2011 Dodge Durango Debut in LA

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