NY Auto Show: 2014 Dodge Durango is Here, but No Diesel (for now)


2014 dodge durango r/t hemi new new york
The new LEDs are the craze and look nice.

The 2014 Dodge Durango is here.  We now have all the images and the information as the refreshed Durango makes its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.  Overall, it’s a solid improvement on the current model.  I especially like the new tail lights.  Dodge is proud to announce that there are a whopping 192 LEDs back there.

The new lights all the way around are the major updates on the exterior.  On the inside, the 2014 Durango builds on a solid foundation with improved materials and overall design and quality.  This is now a truly premium crossover (or SUV).   You get a redesigned steering wheel, a large knob for a transmission controller, and the large 8.4 inch Uconnect infotainment system.

2014 dodge durango interior steering wheel

Unfortunately, the rumors of the 3.0 liter Diesel joining the Durango were not true.  At least, it’s not being launched with one.  This is somewhat disappointing because it would be a real game changer for the segment.  I am sure Dodge is still working on it.  The 2014 Durango will console you by adding the new 8-speed automatic transmission and new Eco-Mode feature to the existing 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 and the 5.7 liter Hemi V8.  These two features combine to provide improved fuel economy.  The Eco-Mode optimizes throttle and transmission programs to maximize fuel savings.  On the model equipped with the Hemi, it also features deceleration fuel shut-off option which cuts fuel delivery when your Durango is coasting or decelerating.  Eco-Mode is on by default once you fire up, but it can be manually switched off if you are in a performance mood.

The 2014 Dodge Durango makes an incremental improved with this refresh. It boasts improved fuel economy. It still has class leading towing capability at 7,400 lbs with the two wheel drive Hemi.  It now has even bolder and masculine appearance.  And it has the comfort and the technology on the inside to satisfy most.

Please enjoy this running footage of the 2014 Dodge Durango:

And TFLcar Mashup video here:

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.