• Jul 28, 2010
2012 Dodge Magnum spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

We may seen the unadulterated exterior of the The Dodge Magnum/Durango, but so far the interior has eluded spy shooters the world over. No more. For those still debating if or how closely the Dodge SUV copies the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the interiors should make for less of an argument.

Materials and details have been updated over previous Dodge interiors, and done so in a way that mimics the standard set by the Jeep. Not that there's anything wrong with that... We do wonder if it will get a little more color to break up all that blackness, though. We will likely find out in person in Los Angeles later this year, or Detroit in January 2011. Scope it out on your own in the gallery of high-res photos below.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yo Dodge, I'm really happy for ya and imma gonna let you finish, but the 2011 Ford Explorer has the best SUV interior of all time .
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 2011 Explorer may be a candidate for best DOMESTIC SUV interior, though I'd give that the the new GC. It is certainly not anywhere close to the interior of the Audi SUVs, or VW for that matter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Perfection...nuff said
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha, love the Kanye' reference. (Although I will disagree with you, just as I did with him).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Again...why is this being called the Magnum? It looks absolutely nothing like the Charger station wagon that name is now associated with...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or the 70s coupe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the magnum wagon is not comming back...as for this, i dont see what was wrong with the durango nameplate! atleast chrysler uses old names, which the magnum dates back to 1979! even the sebring name is old-as in the plymouth satellite sebring! i believe that is why buick, cadillac and lincoln arent doing as well as they were, they chose to drop the names that had a history to them with something that has no history-look what happened to oldsmobile! they did the same, in fact the first stupid move was discontinuing their best seeing car, the eighty-eight! the cutlass supreme became the intigue, the achieva became the alero! the buick century and regal should never have been discontinued in the first place. the lucerne screams lesabre, there is still no replacement for the park avenue-eventhough china has a park avenue based on the holden caprice! i heard someone say the durango sounded like it would have to be down sized, whereas the magnum seems to say bigger and better! we will have to see about that! i want the specifications so i can not only compare it to the grand cherokee, but to the worthless tall station wagon you call the explorer! to me unibody front drive cuv's are tall station wagons that compete with other wagons! a real suv is a rear drive based vehicle that uses a full frame and can almost do anything and tow more! the kia borrego is exactly that, and can tow 7500 lbs! the explorer-5000 lbs! the explorer is for those who love wagons, but are ashamed to be seen in one, so they just make it taller and wider so it wont look as much like a wagon-eventhough it still is!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not a huge fan of chrome either, but real or fake (i.e. real metal or plated plastic) doesn't really matter to me. It all looks the same. You basically have to pull it off and heft it piece by piece to tell if it's real metal or not. Fake wood is looking better and better as well these days to the point that some of it really does look real and, if used sparingly, can add warmth to a stark interior at a fraction of the cost or detriment to the environment of real hardwood.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They should contract w/Pergo. Hundreds of woodgrains and stain colors from which to choose.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those are some short shorts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Had an opportunity to sit in a 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited and boy was I impressed! The quality of materials and the elegant execution of design is right up there with any luxury import I've experienced (BMW,Lexus, Infinity). Photos do not do it justice since the small touches just push it to a level that screams "luxury here".
      This Durango interior (I like this name over Magnum,alot) has a quality appearance, if the GC can be used for comparision, but tells a different story,I think I hear "performance and practical sporty." This could be an entry level interior with the up- scale version offering a "splash" of color. It does look good in sports car black, though, just from a photo. I'm sure Dodge wants to seperate a little from Jeep and this interior does that tastefully, with a performance message.
      I've seen the 2011Dodge Charger interior ( spy photo)and that had calf tan inserts with strobe slashes against the black and it looked just like a BMW 5 series by comparison, really.
      Chrysler is on the right road to addressing interior issues ( see Patriot/Compass/Caliber) and these Jeep/Durango interiors are "best in class" or better. Take a look for yourself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not too bad
      • 4 Years Ago
      How come Chrysler can't get AutoStick correct?
      It is supposed to be in its own gate.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not really feeling the use of faux-chrome trim they are using. I think it would look much nicer with a satin-finish look, especially around the gear selector and gauges.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I can tell you that every single piece of interior chrome in my 2007 300 is real EXCEPT the gearshift surround (however where the actual gearshift is there is real chrome). The 2008 300s got more real chrome. I would not be surprised if, in their efforts to improve perceived interior quality, the chrome is real.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It reminds me of the interior on my 2002 f150, especially the center stack and ac vents
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ditch the chrome trim rings around the vents and gauges and a winner it is. For a Dodge anyway...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ditch the chrome rings around the Hyundai lookalike gauge cluster? I doubt it, considering how much domestic companies still love chrome. Even new Fords are victim to the still on-going chrome trend (case in point, the chrome around the Fiesta's fog lights).
      • 4 Years Ago
      A great improvement. Looks sober and well distributed.

      • 4 Years Ago
      The only thing keeping me from thinking this is a cheap Ford is the lack of personality and bad implication of chrome. Maybe if half of GM's cars had some personality and didnt look like a function over form examples that cant even perform the given function, they wouldnt be in so much trouble.
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