2014 Dodge Durango Specifications and Safety

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EnginePentastar V6Hemi V8
Type60° V-type, 220 cid, aluminum90° V-type, 345 cid, iron
ValvetrainChain-driven DOHC (24V)Pushrod OHV (16V)
VVTVariable cam phasingVariable cam phasing
Compression10.2:1 10.5:1
Horsepower290-295 @ 6,400 360 @ 5,150
Torque260 @ 4,800 390 @ 4,250
EPA mpg RWD18/2514/23
EPA mpg AWD17/2414/22
Axle ratio3.45:13.09:1
Fuel Regular (87)Midgrade (89)

Transfer cases: MP3010 for V6 (full time AWD, 50/50 torque split) and MP3022 for V8 (2.72:1 low range, variable torque split).

On AWD models, front axle has 7.7” ring gear diameter, rear axle has 8.4 inch ring gear on V6 and 8.9 inch on V8.

A 160, 180, or 220 amp alternator is used depending on options, with a 750CCA Group 65 battery.

The front suspension is a short-and long-arm independent setup with coil springs, gas-charged twin-tube coil-over shock absorbers, upper- and lower-control arms (“A” arms), and stabilizer bar. In back, the Durango uses a multi-link suspension with coil springs, twin tube shocks (including load leveling for towing), aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber), and a separate toe link.

The power steering pump is electro-hydraulic on V6, hydraulic on V8; it has a 19:1 steering ratio, turning radius of 37.1 feet, and steering wheel movement of 3.67 rotations, lock to lock. Brakes use 13.0 x 1.26 vented discs up front and 13.0 x 0.55 sold discs in back, with the standard duty setup; heavy duty discs are 13.8 x 1.26 vented up front, and 13.0 x 0.87 vented in back.

External DimensionInches (mm) Internal DimensionInches / other
Wheelbase  119.8 (3042)   Head Room (row 1/2/3)39.9 / 39.8 / 37.8
Track, Front/Rear 63.9 (1623)  / 64.1 (1627)   Legroom  40.3 / 38.6 / 31.5
Length x Width at Mirrors 201.2 (5110) x 85.5 (2172)   Shoulder Room 58.5 / 50.4 / 50.4
Body Width  75.8 (1924)   Hip Room 57.0 / 42.8 / 42.8
Overall Height 70.9 (1800.5) at roof rail
72.7 in. (1847 mm) to antenna 
 Front Seat Travel 11.0 (280) driver,
9.0 (230) passenger
Load Floor Height  32.2 (817)   SAE Front Volume Index 54.4 cu. ft. (1.54 cu. m) 
Sill Step Height  20.5 (521.5) / 20.6 (522.6)   SAE Middle Row Volume 44.8 cu. ft. (1.27 cu. m) 
Ground Clearance
(P265/60R18 and V6) 
8.1 (207)   SAE Third Row Volume 34.7 cu. ft. (0.98 cu. m) 
Clearance at Fuel Tank  10.0 (254 mm)   SAE cargo vol behind row 317.2 cu. ft. (0.49 cu. m) 
Clearance at Front Axle  9.6 (243.2)   Cargo Vol. Behind 2nd Row 47.7 cu. ft. (1.35 cu. m) 
Clearancea t Rear Axle  10.1 (256 mm)   Cargo: all rear seats folded84.5 cu. ft. (2.39 cu. m) 
Approach Angle  16.3°     
Ramp Breakover Angle  18.1°  Drag coefficient (cD)Around 0.35
Departure Angle  21.5°  Fuel capacity24.6 gallons (93 liters)
Frontal Area  31.0 sq. ft. (2.88 sq. m)     

Tires on SXT and Limited are P265/60R18 Micheline Latitude Touring. Tires on others, and optional on SXT and Limited, are P265/50R20 Goodyear Fortera HL. The parking brake is a mechanical drum-in-hat setup on rear wheels only, with a single-rate tandem diaphragm vacuum booster for the regular brakes. Axle ratios are 3.45:1 on V6, 3.09:1 on V8; maximum towing is 6,200 lb on V6, 7,400 lb on V8 with rear wheel drive, and 7,200 lb on V8 with all wheel drive.

ModelWeight Payload
SXT/ Rallye  4,756 4,913  1,330   1,410  
Limited  4,838 5,176   4,987  5,330   1,330  1,350  1,420  1,430  
Citadel  4,905 1,280 5,097  5,397    5,200   1,290  1,360  1,370
R/T  5,133    5,331 1,340   1,340   

Also see the main 2014 Dodge Durango page, Pentastar V6, Hemi V8, and eight-speed automatic pages.

Safety features

New standard and optional features include adaptive cruise control with stopping power, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, and 911 and roadside asisstance.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus can bring the vehicle to a full stop without driver intervention under certain conditions; normally it provides a distance-based cruise control, using forward sensors.
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual radar sensors to notify the driver of vehicle(s) in their blind spot via lights on the side-view mirror and/or a chime.
  • Forward Collision Warning uses sensors to detect whether the Durango is approaching another vehicle or large obstacle in its path too rapidly, and warns or helps the driver to avoid the incident
  • Standard stability, anti-roll, and trailer sway control
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection warns drivers backing out of parking spaces when traffic is moving towards their vehicle.
  • New airbags inflate with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact, and meet requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  • All-speed traction control keeps driving wheels from spinning during acceleration by applying individual brakes alone or with engine limitation to prevent wheel slip
  • Anti-lock brakes detect rough roads by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals; when rough roads or off-road driving is detected, ABS holds the brake pressure for longer pulses
  • In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power (based on research that in many accidents, at least one driver didn't hit the brakes with full force). The brake-throttle override cuts engine-power output until the vehicle stops or the driver lifts their foot from the brakes, to prevent runaways.
  • The brake-lock differential system allows forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction, by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels. Brake traction-control system keeps driving wheels from spinning during acceleration by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s). Electronic brake-force distribution regulates braking pressure, front-to-rear.
  • Electronic locking fuel filler doors prevent theft or tampering.
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment. It also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine.
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA) keeps the brakes on briefly, after the driver's foot is moved from the pedal, to easily allow “non rollback” on hills.
  • Parking assistance with distance detection and video display (separate items)
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with memory
  • Rain Brake Support occasionally pushes the brake pads lightly against brake rotors in rainy conditions, to keep rotors dry.
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Reactive head restraints deploy in the event of a rear collision, minimizing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger's head.
  • Ready Alert Braking moves the brake pads closer to the rotors to allow faster braking when a collision is imminent.
  • Front seat-belt adaptive/active load limiters optimize chest loading in an impact event, while impact sensors cause front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in an accident.
  • Supplemental turn signals in the exterior mirrors can be viewed from the front, sides, and rear

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