I recently bought the 2014 Dodge Durango after 8 months of researching it.
Wanted the R/t but
I ended up purchasing the Limited Trim level which to my surprise had a Hemi!
I believe that the Limited trim level with the Hemi is a great value for all the features you get, almost like having a Citadel Minus extra chrome and rain sensing wipers but at a much cheaper price!
I had to get used to the gas mileage which is to be expected with a V-8.
The Uconnect is awesome, though I had some issues with the bluetooth pairing, keeping my phone paired.
This is largely due to the software being capatible with iOS 6 and not 7 (apple users). Updates are to come for that. Other than that I love It!
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.
I bought this vehicle for my wife solely for the comfortable seats. Out of all the vehicles we tried out the Durango was the most configurable by far. We now have 22k miles on this car and I still can't believe how good it drives. There has only been 1 issue and that was a loose bolt on the steering shaft that caused some play in the steering.
Quickly about me, I'm a little pickier than most when it comes to vehicle quirks. I've done all the oil changes myself on this car to this point and do like the unique filters this engine uses. This is easily one of the best vehicles I've ever driven. I'd put it in the realm of an Audi or the new Cadillac though not as nice of an interior obviously
Steering column is broke and is on national back order
written on 07-11-2014
I bought my Durango in February of 2014.
Like the previous reviewer mentioned, it was my dream machine too.
I really enjoyed driving it.
My only criticism was that the inside storage capacity is compromised by having a DVD player in the compartment between the two front
However, soon after, I noticed that during hard acceleration, my RPMs were going up without the car actually accelerating.
Took it to the dealer, and was told that the steering column is defected, and that can affect the transmission, as well as abs breaks, which could make the car dangerous to drive.
It has been 5 business days since they ordered a part, and the part is still on backorder
Been in the market for a 3 row SUV for over a year.
I waited for the new Chevy Tahoe to come out - and it is really nice but very expensive.
Read great reviews on the Durango, test drove it and thought it was the best bang for your buck.
The styling is aggressive and the inside is refined.
Looked at the GMC Acadia as well and it was just "ok" - the wow factor was not there.
The Durango has it.
I put reliability at 5, but to be honest I have not had it long enough to really rate it - I guess I'm hoping it will be a 5.