2014 Dodge DurangoDick E. - Ringgold, GA02/28/2017
Comparing it to the Tahoe. Purchased used and was approximately $7000 less in price with 10000 less miles at time of purchase. Feels and is a bit smaller than the Tahoe and with the R/T package (Hemi) with AWD can tow up to 7200#. Fit and finish is comparable to Tahoe. Intermittent AWD is the biggest disappointment in the snows of the Pacific NW. Not a city driver with poor gas mileage. On the interstate getting between 21-23 MPG varies with wind direction and which set of tires I have on the car. These MPG numbers are when going approximately 0-5 MPG over the posted speed limit. The 8 speed transmission shifts like a dream but not a fan of the paddle shifters (May still not know how to keep them disengaged all the time.)
I LOVE my car. We wanted a car with the optional 3rd row so we can get around with our kids and their friends. We also have a pop-up camper, and we just bought a boat at the end of the summer that requires extra towing capacity. I was concerned that this would be a "utility" vehicle and not a luxury vehicle - but I was totally wrong! The car rides incredibly smoothly, even when towing. The adaptive cruise control is also smooth, not jerky like most others I've been in. All the "extra" features are wonderful too - I live in Wisconsin so the heated steering wheel is lovely!
I have the 2013 Durango R/T trim, and love it. I have owned it less than a month, so can't speak on the durability. It is a big vehicle, but it really doesn't feel that you are driving a large SUV, drives like a car. The V8 has plenty of power, and has great acceleration. Dodge did a great job with the interior, feels and looks like your driving a luxury vehicle from Germany, they didn't cheap out on anything.
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