2013 Dodge Durango SUV Citadel 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
We had a 2011 Traverse LTZ that we were very happy with.
Liked the dependability and the room.
We were just looking for something nicer inside and with a little better ride and quieter.
We looked at Acura MDX (too small even the new one); New Traverse and Buick (mild refresh not too exciting); Infiniti QX60 (nice, a little slower and would have been $10k more than our fully loaded Durango Citadel.
From the first moment I drove the new 2014 Durango I was impressed by the handling; how solid and quiet it was; the ease of use of the Uconnect control system, and the performance.
We got a fully loaded Durango Citadel with with 5.7 L Hemi V8.
Interior quality is excellent - on par with Acura; Infiniti; MB and BMW.
Uconnect works great:
The ventilated seats are great for Texas weather; The sound and DVD entertainment system is great; V8 is fun to have - wife just reported 24.8 mpg on a 250 mile road trip (we've only had the Durango for 2 weeks).
Mixed in town and commuting mileage is 17-18 mpg.
We also like the adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
I especially like how it rides, handles and how quiet it is inside.
The sound system makes it sound like you are at the movie theater when watching a DVD.
1) adjustable opening height of the auto rear hatch (this is the one feature we would really like that other have)
2) sliding second row seats - although leg room is still pretty good.
3) if it had as much interior room as the Chevy Traverse.
That is about it.
So far this vehicle is near perfect.
2013 Dodge Durango SUV Citadel 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
I have put about 1200 miles on this vehicle. About 400 of those miles were used to to tow a 17' bass boat through the Ozark moutains.I can find nothing to complain about. Plenty of power when I needed it.
I love the adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam control.
2013 Dodge Durango SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
purchased this new, may of 2013. Have put close to 6k miles on it already, but that included a trip to florida from md.
Getting very decent gas milage for such a big vehicle, with AWD.
Rides great, its quiet, with plenty of power. I average 23-24mpg in mixed driving, but got over 27mpg on the last fillup on the way home from florida!
So far we've been very happy with this vehicle, and will post an update down the road....
I owned a 2003 Durango and the improvements in its ride and handling are remarkable. I bought it at Capital Chrysler in Garner from Sal R., who is a very good rep and takes care of his customer during and after the sale.
The comfort and ride is really good. I have to watch my speed it handles so well and smooth. Lots of room in the cargo area and one of the main reasons I bought another Durango. The back up camera is great, something I was skeptical about. The touch screen radio is very handy too.
I would definitely change the stick shift for the transmission options. It is very easy to knock it into 1st when you are in drive. The transmission also seems to rev up at times as it goes up and down hills. I would also recommend to get running boards.
2013 Dodge Durango SUV R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
This SUV is simply amazing. We looked at the Tahoe, Suburban, which were both overly priced and pretty plain on the inside. We then looked at the Nissan Armada, which was comfortable but the gas mpg was 13. We then looked at the 2013 Ford Expedition Limited and it had very loud road noise. Then we found it! The AWD, 5.7 Liter RT Durango. It's fast, very comfortable. Has every option out there and rides soooo smooth. We absolutely love the SUV. Best in class by far.
Hemi 5.7 V8, Lot's of power. Love the sound of that engine throttle. Super comfy seats. Rear camera, moon roof, Nav. Everything
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