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2014 Dodge Durango [UPDATE]

Say what you want about the Dodge Durango, but ever since it came on the scene in 1998, it has occupied its own niche in the SUV market – not too small, not too big, tough, able, not always the best on the road and not always the best off-road. If it were a football player, it would be a tight-end that can block and catch. If it were a hamburger – a double burger with cheese and bacon, but not the Whopper. As part of a mid-cycle upgrade for what was already a very capable SUV that Chrysler introduced in 2011, and built on the same platform as the Mercedes GL-Class and Jeep... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.7L V8
Power:
360 HP / 390 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$29,795
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    Recalls: 2013 Dodge Durango recalled for faulty airbag module
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