2014 Dodge Durango SUV Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Overall, we like this vehicle. It drives great, is comfortable to ride in and bucket seats for the 2nd row are a great feature. It was recently when we noticed things we did not like. Changing a turn signal bulb is impossible. The whole front bumper needs removed in order to reach the light, it is not an easy fix as other vehicles. Nor is finding the battery. My husband needed to jump his work truck and he could not because the battery is not easily accessible. There is a blind spot for the driver on the right side between the 2nd and 3rd row seats, the head rest is in the way and the area between the 2 windows is very wide.
2014 Dodge Durango SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
In my 42 years I have owned more cars than most. I have had many Chrysler/dodge products with a mix of Ford, Volvo, and Honda products. I love my Durango SXT with the sport appearance package! I'm so tired of hearing from foreign car owners about how American cars are junk and foreign cars are the greatest. This is what I've learned. I could have gotten a Toyota or Honda, comparable to my 2015 Durango for a minimum of 10-12k more than what I purchased mine brand spanking new. If you do the maintenance that is absolutely required of you whether it's foreign or domestic, cars now are build to last. I also switched to Mobile 1 synthentic oil (silver) My SXT is a "base" car, but base today in 2015 is nothing like a base car of just 5 years ago. It has way more toys that my 2011 Ford 150 XLT Crew Cab, which I also love. I love how it drives, how it looks, and it's perfect for a family. We tried a more gas efficient, small car for a year and a half and it was plain miserable with 3 young, but growing boys. I can't say enough about this SUV and I would purchase another. My plan is to keep this one for a very long time. I've had Chrysler products through 110k miles with NO major issues---Pacifica, Dakota, Plymouth Breeze, and LaBaron GTC. The only one I considered junk was my 2010 Dodge Caravan SXT---Junk!
2014 Dodge Durango SUV R/T 4dr SUV AWD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
Great engine( when it does not smoke at start up) great everything, except for the stuff that's not great!
Engine smokes at start up sometimes, dealer told me it's break in, well I'm at 5000 miles now and it still does it sometimes!
Dip stick is useless, if you see oil on it, you've got too much oil in there, how dumb is that? You add 7 quarts only and ignore the dipstick.
Oil usage, wow! the PCV system on the engine blows, I mean blows oil into the intake(see the blue smoke comments all over the web!)
Rear suspension noise, traded a 12 year old explorer that rode quieter than this thing, harsh and loud.
Stereo, has a serious bug that means the bass settings are just random numbers depending on where you have the volume set, dodge can't or won't fix it.
It's a super car, that's been built so cheaply it's awful, $46k is a lot of money, only 5000 miles in I should be really happy, instead I can't wait to get rid of it, and that's a real shame.
2014 Dodge Durango SUV Citadel 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Beautiful vehicle but I am not sure a high end Dodge is a great choice. It seems Dodge is still figuring out how to implement gadgets properly.
- Gas mileage is shockingly good if you manually shift.
- Acceleration on the six cylinder is not as good as I had hoped (Wife purchased the car when i was out of town). However, it is not horrible.
- Tow rating is too low, now I have to buy a truck to tow the camper I want
- A/C went out on summer road trip from Texas. Dealership support was unsympathetic and very poor. After multiple trips to dealerships on the trip, it was finally fixed
- Equalizer settings are quirky. Turn down the base and the midrange turns up. Dodge cannot figure it out
- Plastic trim on the dash near the windshield sticks up. It isn't flush. it looks ugly. Dodge replaced and the new piece is the same.
Overall, i love the vehicle, but Dodge has some things to figure out. Particularly on a 48k list vehicle.
My Husband and I upgraded to the 2014 Durango R/T in November 2014. There is about 4500 miles on it so far, and we couldn't be happier with it. We were previously in a 2013 Toyota Venza, and were in the market for a 3rd rower with our 2nd child on the way. The Durango's space is definitely an increase from the Venza, and a great help when you have a 3 year old picky with leg room. This SUV gives you more bang for your buck. I was usually the first to criticize Dodge, but this SUV changed me and my Husband during the test drive. No issues with the vehicle so far.
It's a smooth and quiet ride, and we love the sound of the HEMI. We love the Blacktop package so much that we had to drive 3 1/2 hours to New Orleans to buy our Durango. The black on black makes this SUV look mean.
I think the towing package should be standard with the R/T models considering that you already get the 5.7L. The automatic high beams turn on when its foggy, so I have to turn them off.