Fast Cars: 2014 Dodge Durango R/T Review: 8-Speeds & a HEMI what’s not to like?

Fast Cars: 2014 Dodge Durango R/T Review: 8-Speeds & a HEMI what’s not to like?

Awesome fast car review: 2014 Dodge Durango R/T Review: 8-Speeds & a HEMI what’s not to like?



( ) The 2014 Dodge Durango R/T with the HEMI V8 is a family hauling crossover with a serious attitude. That’s just the way that Dodge likes it as the brand has positioned itself as the bad boy of the auto industry. So how does this bad boy Durango do in the real world? Nathan recently had the chance to find out when he tested and reviewed the all new 8-speed 2014 Dodge Durango R/T in another accurate, fun, and informative TFLcar video review.

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31 Replies to “Fast Cars: 2014 Dodge Durango R/T Review: 8-Speeds & a HEMI what’s not to like?”

  1. How's the 2013 Durango RT with the 6 speed auto? I'm considering getting one but I don't know. I know the 8 speed is good because I have a newer Ram that has it.

  2. Spot on comment about the black interior color not having enough contrast. Well built, nice, logical, durable… yes it is. But yeah the black, black, black is old.

  3. I'm curious why the Durango only gets 14 MPG city and my Ram with the same engine and 4×4 gets 15 City? The Ram is also at least 500 lbs. heavier.

  4. I LOVE my Durango, there are a couple things that bother me though. First, there's no way to check the transmission fluid in the engine bay, second that knob to change gears is annoying! I wish they would've put the shifter from the Challenger in it's place. Third, the rear view mirror feels too small for the size of the vehicle and it creates a lot of blind sports. I bought a longer mirror at an auto parts store and it made a hell of a difference. Fourth, the steering wheel, although nice looking and feels nice to the touch it feels a tad small for a truck. They are trying to make it feel like a sports car when it's an SUV, not cool Dodge! Finally, I have the 2wd version and in the winter the rear slips out a lot! I wish I would have bought the AWD version because of this and Dodge really needs to do something about the traction control on this car 2wd version because it sucks. I just wish they made an offroad version that sits higher with the V8 and A/T tires. This would make this truck so much better.

  5. I couldn't disagree more on the rotary shift knob. I've had one for 3 years now in my RAM and LOVE it. I wish they mounted the one on the Durango on the dash like they do the truck, but space is minimal. I like the amount of room it frees up in my RAM and how it's intuitive to use unlike other methods used on electric transmissions (i.e.:BMW). I love an all black interior too. This seems pretty similar to my RAM Sport. I'm looking to lease an R/T in place of my 2013 RAM which has been without fault.

  6. I'm curious about the 8 speed gearing. I drove 2015 ram and that 1st gear is really tall it shifts to second at about 17mph. Others I've driven with 6 plus gears shift around 10mph to second gear. Makes me think this is why the Durango RT gets low city mpg.

  7. Excellent review.  Wanted to ask, ill be purchasing a car on September.  Whats better GMC acadia SLT1 awd, Ford Explorer awd limited or Dodge durango R/T? As you have noticed we need a 7 seater vehicle.  Can you help me which one? thanks!

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