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Even though Chrysler will reportedly discontinue the Dodge Durango after the current model's lifespan – said to be around 2016 – that isn't stopping the automaker from improving its full-size, three-row SUV. The vehicle won't debut at the New York Auto Show until tomorrow, but images are already leaking out ahead of the embargo lift, and they show that the 2014 model is getting even more aggressive styling to go with more technology inside and out.

Dodge limited its early press shots of the new Durango to just the R/T trim level, but this new look adds a meaner look to this model with more dramatic projector-beam headlights along with a "floating" crosshair grille and a restyled fascia. At the rear of the Durango, LED racetrack taillights show a family resemblance to the Charger and Dart, while a new rear fascia adds to the styling while also allowing for an integrated trailer hitch.

On the tech side, the instrument panel looks to have been redesigned to include a standard seven-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) gauge cluster, and it also appears as if Chrysler's well-liked UConnect system has been updated with the 8.4-inch touchscreen found in other Chrysler vehicles. The 2013 model's conventional console shifter has been replaced by a rotary knob for gear selection, suggesting that there are transmission changes afoot as well. We'll have more details when the silks slide off this big boy tomorrow, so stay tuned.


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      caddy-v
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that I\'m a big fan of Mopar, (I\'m evolving) but I see these Durangos everywhere. I don\'t know what the sales numbers are but it seems to me if they sell, keep it.
        roryn44
        • 2 Years Ago
        @caddy-v
        I agree, tho I accidentally gave you a thumbs dumb... stupid touch screen.
          roryn44
          • 2 Years Ago
          @roryn44
          Whoops meant the comment by Jakes below ahahhaha
      Bill Burke
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is most encouraging is how well this SUV has evolved. The Durango has sold well so far and the new edition addresses most of the small first generation complaints, while bringing the Pentastar V-6 / 8 speed masterpiece combination to this large SUV. I got an honest 29mpg with my 2012 Chrysler 300 at 75mph on a trip to Florida. With that type of mileage potential, the Durango has to be the choice of Suburban and Expedition owners in large numbers. Dodge reliability data should be enough to seal the deal. Durango is impressive and formidable. Well done Dodge, well done.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      That taillight is going to be awesome on the roads!!!
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      The rear/hatch looks too much like a mini-van, but I've always liked this version of the Durango.
      Arch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not my type of car but it looks good, better than the Explorer. Does anyone know the house in the photos?
      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      i love it. the vehicle i cant wait to see is the 2015 chrysler 200. it is known that it will use an all new design language. current engines are said to be an updated tigershark 2.4 with around 200-hp, the all new 3.2 pentastar v6 (14 cherokee makes 271-hp/239-lbft), and also the current 3.6... lets also not forget the 9-speed auto. awd is rumored to be an option.
      CEC
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is a very nice update. Good job Chysler!
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks quite menacing.
      Uhwhat?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much improved! I like this! Great job Chrysler!
      JB Kolod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy **** this thing is ugly
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the taillights.....bright, distinctive, and all American......I see a lot of promise from Chrysler and GM at this autoshow......so where is ford ?
      Jakes
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, much better than the Explorer, it looks manly and aggressive.
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