Dodge Introduces 2014 Durango At New York Auto Show

Earlier today at the New York Auto Show, Dodge introduced its 2014 Durango SUV, the latest generation in a long-line of popular sports utility vehicles. The 2014 model boasts improved gas mileage over the last edition, as well as a host of features and new standards that will appeal to both faithful owners and first-time buyers. We've got a gallery of the SUV, as well as its details, after the break.

The 2014 Durango features an 8-speed auto transmission that Dodge boasts as offering up to 9-percent better fuel efficiency over previous offerings. This accompanies the Pentastar V6 (6200 towing capacity) or HEMI V8 (7400 towing capacity), depending on model, with the towing capacity being hailed as up to 65-percent higher than its competitors. The Pentastar and HEMI models each come with their own AWD feature.

In addition, this latest edition to the SUV line offers LED tail lights that house 192 LEDs, LED-equipped projector headlights, a new front fascia crosshair grille, leather/heated seats and a heated steering wheel, and 20-inch Hyper Black wheels. As far as connectivity goes, drivers can choose between a 5-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect Access and 3D navigation. The vehicle is Wi-Fi capable, and offers both Bluetooth and USB ports.

Dodge's President and CEO Reid Bigland said: "When the Durango was first launched in 1998, it represented a breakthrough in power, size and style. Now for 2014, we're upping the ante by making it our most technologically advanced, fuel efficient and dramatically styled Durango ever. With countless class-exclusive features and best-in-class attributes, the new 2014 Durango represents the ultimate no-compromise full-size SUV."

Production is slated for Q3 of this year.

[via Chrysler]