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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. While you may not be able to control others, you can protect yourself. In many situations, driving becomes the danger zone. If you are in the market for a vehicle and safety is at the top of your list, check out this new model Dodge Durango’s! IIHS gave it great reviews and the owners did too!
Check out this test video from IIHS and see for yourself how the Dodge Durango stands the impact, its quite impressive! Dodge Durango Safety Test Video. Woodys Automotive Group has several Durangos to choose from! So stop in today and take one for a spin. Contact us today!
So we all love the 2013-2014 Dodge Durango R/T’s!! Maybe its the way they look, the way they handle, comfortablility but my main reason is the safety! The new Durango’s offer safety at a new level in SUVs and that is why they remain on top! Equipped with a multistage airbag system, the Dodge Durango can sense the force of an impact and deploy the airbags accordingly. Thus, not all going off at the same time, but as your body needs them! With blind spot monitoring, you will have 4 eyes, which in this case, is a good thing! Helping see what you can not. Electronic stability control helps you, the driver, keep control of your vehicle at all times. Reducing the engine throttle if necessary as well! With a large SUV, it may be difficult at times to see behind you. With the ParkView Back-up Camera, you will no longer have to worry about the unseen. The available ParkView Rear Park Assist System, makes an audible warning when approaching an object in reverse, at low speeds. So if you like the safety that comes standard in these sweet SUVs, check out Woody’s Automotive Group. We have several and have the means to find you the perfect one! Call us today at (888)869-0963 and speak to one of our awesome sales advisers today!
So after research several different sites, I have thrown together another review. This time its the Dodge Durango 2013-present.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2014 Dodge Durango large crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: SXT, Limited, R/T and Citadel. You’ll also come across Durangos with Rallye badging; the Rallye is an equipment package on the SXT. Seven-passenger seating is standard across the board; optional second-row captain’s chairs reduce capacity to six. Standard equipment on the SXT includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, roof rails, heated sideview mirrors, full power accessories, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control (includes separate rear air-conditioning), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining second-row seat, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a 5-inch touchscreen display and USB and auxiliary inputs. Several option packages are available on the Durango SXT. The Popular Equipment Group adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Rallye package adds 20-inch wheels, polished exhaust tips and additional body-color exterior trim while deleting the roof rails. The Limited has most of the above equipment as standard but reverts to 18-inch wheels. It also comes with a remote ignition, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a six-way power passenger seat, a 115-volt power outlet and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded version of Dodge’s Uconnect system. The latter includes voice control, text-to-speech messaging capability, emergency roadside assistance, streaming Internet radio and 3G Wi-Fi capability. The larger touchscreen and related features are optional on the SXT. The R/T essentially includes the upgrades of the Limited along with a V8 engine, 20-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, xenon headlights, body-color accents, a power liftgate and an upgraded nine-speaker sound system! The Citadel reverts to a less aggressive suspension tune and a standard V6 engine, but otherwise builds on the R/T’s equipment list, adding automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, a sunroof, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-way power front-passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a navigation system with traffic updates and a Yelp-based search engine. All these amenities are optional on the R/T. Optional on both the R/T and Citadel is the Technology Group, which includes adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning/mitigation system and a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts. Also available on these trims is a rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system with dual video screens and an HDMI input.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2014 Dodge Durango is offered with either a V6 or V8 engine. While the SXT only comes with the V6 and the R/T only comes with the V8, the Limited and Citadel trims can be equipped with either one. Depending on the model, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive is available. The light-duty AWD system is only available with the V6 engine. The on-demand 4WD system features dual-range gearing (which makes it more capable on rugged terrain) and is standard with the V8 engine. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6-liter V6 engine is rated at 290 horsepower (295 hp with the Rallye package).The EPA’s estimated fuel economy is (18 mpg city/25 mpg highway) with rear-wheel drive and (17 city/24 highway) with all-wheel drive. The 5.7-liter V8 is good for 360. Rear-drive models are rated at (14 city/23 highway), while AWD versions are rated at (14 city/22 highway). Properly equipped, a V8 Durango can tow up to 7,400 pounds, while the V6 version tops out at 6,200 pounds — in either case, far more than most rival crossover SUVs can tow.
Antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are standard on every 2014 Dodge Durango. A rearview camera and parking sensors are optional on the SXT and standard on all other Durangos. Models with Uconnect Access (included with the 8.4-inch touchscreen) have an emergency telematics system that connects you with 911 operators at the touch of a button and provides stolen vehicle tracking. Optional on the Limited, Citadel and R/T is a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alerts. Note that the available Technology Group available on R/T and Citadel models now includes a more advanced forward collision warning and mitigation system that automatically applies the brakes in potential collision situations. In government tests, the Durango received five out of five stars for side-impact protection.
Interior Design and Special Features
Modern and functional, the 2014 Dodge Durango’s cabin has been designed with families in mind. Regardless of trim level, the design is attractive and features upscale materials. With this latest update to the Durango, materials quality is now class-leading, and the cabin has an uncommonly elegant feel for this class. The gauges look better, too, with crisp graphics and a useful trip computer display. The front seats are roomy and comfortable. The Durango’s easily accessed third row offers a surprising amount of leg- and headroom (even for 6-footers). With the second- and third-row seats folded down, the Durango can carry up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo.
Steering is responsive and the Durango is easy to maneuver on almost any road. On a long interstate cruise, it provides a quiet and relaxed cabin environment. Midrange acceleration is adequate for passing and merging, and there’s a noticeable improvement in responsiveness with the new eight-speed automatic transmission. As expected, the V8 offers brisk all-around performance and a satisfyingly deep exhaust note on acceleration.
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So, often times people come into a car dealership to look for a “family friendly” vehicle, but aren’t quite sure what they are are looking for! Here are a few tips when searching for the perticular type! A favorite option for many is the Dodge Durango (2011-present). Offering heated seats, rear entertainment (not on all packages), third row seating and more! For an SUV, they get decent gas mileage! They offer plenty of storage space, if you dont need that third row, plus they have the convenient roof rack! Another option would be the Dodge Grand Caravan! Also offering the third row, this newly designed mini-van offers more than just that! Stow N’ Go allows the seats to fold down completely flat, as if they were never there for extra cargo room when needed! Most come with a roof rack as well! Added safety with airbags for every passenger and more! So if you are in the marke for a vehicle of this nature, stop in at Woodys Automotive Group. We have many to choose from and we know we will find you the right one! For hours and directions click here!
So I’m going to give a little back ground, then explain why this is a good feature to have. Driving during a dark, eerie night, on a road with no natural or man-made lighting may be fun, as long as you and your car are the only ones on that road. When an incoming vehicle approaches, its headlights turn into your eyes’ worst enemy. When it comes from the front, for brief second, everything turns black. When it comes from the rear, your vision retracts, desperately trying to battle the glare of the other vehicle’s headlights. Dimming mirrors are intended to counteract the Troxler Fading Effect. This phenomenon occurs when you try to focus your vision to a single point in space for more than 20 seconds. This will make a stimulus outside the range of sight fade away. Check out this diagram for instance.Woody’s Automotive Group! We have hundreds of cars with this feature!! For our hours and directions click here!
Some cool technology has come out recently and is becoming more standard in many cars and SUV’s. Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This safety features like I said comes standard with many vehicles now! Usually cars have traction control (TCS) and anti-lock brake system (ABS). However, in order to have ESC, the vehicle must have ABS and TCS. ESC and TCS are built on the Anti-lock Brake System, and all three use the same wheel sensors. In addition to the basic wheel sensors, electronic stability control systems typically require a yaw rate sensor, lateral acceleration sensor, and some method to detect theIIHS, electronic stability control reduces the risk of multiple car, single car, and rollover accidents. The reduction in fatal single vehicle rollovers is the most dramatic, and drivers with ESC are 75 percent more likely to survive those accidents than drivers who don’t have ESC. Another reason to care about ESC is the fact that it may be able to save you money on your insurance premiums. If any of this sounds like a feature you want/need then check out Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, MO, we have plenty of cars, like this 2013 Dodge Durango Crew for instance, with this safety feature!! For our hours and directions click here!! Check out other Dodge features here!