Now that the Ron Burgundy fuss around the 2014 Dodge Durango is all over, Chrysler’s new SUV needs to try and impress its owners beyond the funny bits we’ve enjoyed the past couple of months.
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The new Durango is obviously more refined and capable compared to its predecessor and the eight-speed automatic is a great addition to the Grand Cherokee-based vehicle. We have yet to test it, but Consumer Reports says the new gearbox transformed the car, which doesn’t feel lethargic anymore, as power kicks in smooth and strong.
CR praised the car’s interior as well, adding that the cabin is very nicely finished and offers plenty of legroom in the second and third row of seats. The same goes for cargo space when both rows are folded.
Interestingly enough, Consumer Reports believed that the biggest issue with the 2014 Durango is its name. This goes back to previous generations, which are labeled as being “clumsy oafs”.
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