I sat in the JGC and the Durango back-to-back yesterday at the local car show. I can't believe the sell more JGCs than Durangos. I thought the Durango was leaps and bounds better. I guess personal preference.
It's a shame the diesel isn't coming to the Durango.
In not sure about leaps and bounds, since they both run down the same line and use the same workers and share many parts.
The Durango however is very nice and doesn't have the baggage of pretending its an off road vehicle, as does the GC.
I've been in the 'Black and Tan' and it's awesome.
What I believe hurts the Durango in sales, is its percentage of old core buyer, who bought it because it was a Dodge truck.
The whole Unitbody, independent suspension thing has turned them off, because they wanted cargo and towing ability and they simply haven't come to trust the IS to do that.
They may yet warm to it, but the cost combined with doubt is keeping the traditional Dodge truck buyer away for now.