Best of Awards – Coolest SUV Stance – Dodge Durango Rallye and Blacktop

The new Durango is a completely different machine from the first two generations of large SUVs from Dodge.

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Where those rigs really drove like trucks, with graunchy diffs and a stiff ride, the new Durango feels just as butch – but now far more nimble and polite in town.

2014 Dodge Durango Citadel

There is no harshness whatsoever from the RWD or optional AWD setups, and this is still one of the only rear-drive-based, seven seat crossovers on the market.

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Yes, there is the Tahoe, but that really moves the trucks up a size (and garage) class too far, for some.

Tow ratings and real-world towing confidence are perhaps the best-in-class as well, with additional ride smoothness and towing confidence from the Durango’s longer wheelbase than its Jeep GC sibling.

2014 Dodge Durango Citadel

Overall, a very solid and competitive truck, with enough power for fast drivers even with the just the new 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic. A great pairing.

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The R/T models are by far the most current and stylish, thanks to a long list of upgrades versus the chrome-laden Citadel trim. Of course, the big Hemi V8 would be on my list of R/T benefits as well.

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But all that style can be had for much less. Dodge has smartly offered the Blacktop and also Rallye packages on base SXT trims for just $3,000 extra. This gives the cheaper trucks much of the stance and handling of the R/T – for a lot less.

2014 Dodge Durango Citadel

The Durango’s Rallye package includes:

  • 295-HP Pentastar V6 engine

  • Dual Exhaust with Bright Tips

  • 20-inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels

  • Body Color Grille, Fascias, Sill Molding and Wheel Lip Molding

  • Black Headlamp Bezels

  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Microphone

2014 Dodge Durango R/T

The Durango’s Blacktop package includes:

  • 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Painted Aluminum Wheels

  • 265/50R20 BSW All Season Tires

  • Black Grille

  • Black Headlamp Bezels

  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

  • Body-Color Front Fascia

  • Body-Color License Plate Brow

  • Body-Color Rear Fascia

  • Body-Color Sill Molding

  • Body-Color Wheel Lip Molding

  • Delete Roof Rack

  • Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips

  • Goodyear® Brand Tires

  • Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

  • Remote USB Port

  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ Microphone

  • Uconnect® Voice Command with Bluetooth®

2014 Dodge Durango R/T

You can see all the Blacktop 2014 Dodges by cruising over to here.

Pricing starts at about $28,000 for the base DUrango SXT.

2014 Dodge Durango – Exteriors




2014 Dodge Durango – Interiors




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