Dodge Durango Blacktop Package Has SUV Fans Salivating

2014 Dodge Durango Interior
Ask us to name two great things. Go on, ask! Alright, fine, we’ll give you some answers: the 2104 Dodge Durango and the Dodge Blacktop Package. Now, imagine something amazing: the Dodge Durango equipped with the special Blacktop Package. That’s exactly what Dodge is offering now, a special Durango with the Blacktop Appearance Package, featuring tons of Gloss Black parts and accents.
The Blacktop Package comes on the SXT, Limited, and R/T models here in the United States, making it the seventh Dodge vehicle in the 2014 lineup to offer the Blacktop Appearance Package. “The rear-wheel-drive based Dodge Durango is already one of a kind. It stands out as the Charger of the three-row SUV segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Now with Blacktop Package, customers can make it even more unique, and it’s customized by the factory.”
Come see us here at Cumberland Chrysler to check out any of these seven amazing Blacktop-equipped vehicles, including the new Durango. The 2014 Durango is already a force of nature, with up to 360 horsepower from its HEMI V8 engine, 20 inch wheels, and more. The Durango is already on a sales uptick, and with the Blacktop version of the Durango coming this October, we expect that momentum to continue. Come be part of the Blacktop fun!

Dodge Durango gets Endorsed by Ron Burgundy from Anchorman

2014 Dodge DurangoThe 2014 Dodge Durango is without a doubt one of the most modern and stylish SUVs on the market right now. With a powerful engine to back up its aggressive looks, it’s no wonder the Durango is so popular among drivers. The Durango is so great, in fact, that Ron Burgundy of Anchorman has given it his very own stamp of approval.

The new Durango is “360 times better than a horse” thanks to its powerful 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 that makes 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. It’s also got an impressive glove-box that can fit “two turkey sandwiches or SEVENTY packs of gum! … Gum for days!”

Check out the new commercials below and stop by Cumberland Dodge to check out the new Durango in person.

*Please don’t bring 70 packs of gum to test glove-box capacity.

Pricing Announced for the New Dodge Durango

2014 Dodge DurangoThe 2014 Dodge Durango will continue a tradition of offering drivers a great combination of performance, technology, comfort, and style for the new model year. Compared to the outgoing model year, the new Durango has $3,500 worth of additional content included without increasing the starting price!

New standard features for the 2014 Durango include an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, a 5-inch touch screen display with integrated Uconnect infotainment and Bluetooth, a 7-inch customizable driver information display, LED racetrack taillights, and three-row seating for seven passengers.

2014 Dodge Durango Pricing
Trim MSRP
SXT $29,795
Rallye $32,990
Limited $35,995
R/T $38,995
Citadel $40,995
*Destination Charge of $995

Each trim level offers a unique set of standard and optional features that can be tailored to suit any preference. For more information about this great full-size SUV, contact one of our experts at Cumberland Chrysler Center in Cookeville, TN.

The Dodge Durango Makes the Cut for Popular Mechanics’ Top 10 Cars for 2012

With all the new models and innovations coming from the Chrysler Group, it seems easy to forget about some of the models that have been around for a while. However, I assure you that Dodge has not forgotten about the Durango, their midsized SUV that was introduced as a 1998 model. To this day, the 2012 Dodge Durango continues to impress automotive critics with its interior and exterior design and its impressive performance. For these reasons, Popular Mechanics included the Durango on its list of the Top 10 Cars for 2012. In their seven-SUV torture test on a Michigan sand dune, the Durango outperformed the competition hands down. It even came in handy while towing the other SUVs out of the sand when they got stuck.

So what makes the Durango so much better than its competition? Quite simply put, it is in a class of its own. While all of the other midsized SUVs in this price range are based on a front wheel drive car or minivan platform, the Durango is related to the Mercedes-Benz ML and GM SUVs. This means that it also inherits the rear wheel drive platform that helps it tow more and outperform the competition on and off-road. It also allows the front wheels to be pushed further to the corners; helping with the Durango’s sporty exterior styling and reduced front overhang.

The Durango features 3.6 L V6 and 5.7L HEMI V8 engines with 290 and 360 horsepower respectively. There is also the option of having either rear or all-wheel-drive depending on your needs. Even these powerful engines returned respectable fuel economy. The HEMI V8 gets an EPA estimated 20 mpg hwy while the V6 achieves an EPA estimated 23 mpg hwy. When Popular Mechanics tested the V6 over a three-day period, they reported getting 20 mpg. Don’t forget, that includes off-road testing as well. So whether you just want a comfortable ride to work or a vehicle that can traverse just about any terrain you throw at it, you can be sure that the Durango can handle it while keeping you comfortable.

11 2012 Chrysler Group Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

The Chrysler Group, which consists of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and Fiat models, might be one of the largest car manufacturers in the world but its still impressive that 11 of their 2012 model year cars were named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 11 models. Out of the roughly 19 or so that fall under the Chrysler Group that’s quite impressive.

The 11 models that were named Top Safety Picks were – the Chrysler Town & Country, 300 and 200; Dodge Grand Caravan, Durango, Charger, Journey, and Avenger; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Patriot, and Fiat 500. To earn the Top Safety pick vehicles must earn the highest rating possible of “Good” in front, side, and rear crash tests as well as the roof strength test. Vehicles must also be equipped with standard Electronic Stability Control.

This marks the fourth consecutive year the Dodge Avenger and Journey have made the list.

“With 11 vehicles that have been named Top Safety Pick for 2012 by IIHS, this underscores our commitment to engineering safety and security across all vehicle segments,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President – Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “As we continue our product transformation, we’ll continue to engineer new technology and more capabilities into all our vehicles.”

You can learn more about all the safety features and see why these models all earned Top Safety pick awards by going to our website at CumberlandChryslerCenter.com.

The ‘S’ Stands for Sport

SUV. Sport Utility Vehicle. Three simple words that so many car makers seem to have forgotten. Over the years the SUV has been declining. Slowly starting to act more like a glorified minivan than a sport utility vehicle. Sure, most SUV owners don’t take their SUVs off-roading but wouldn’t it be nice to know that you could?

The Dodge Durango has been in hibernation for quite some time now, but it is back and looks and performs better than ever. Zero to sixty is done in just 9.2 seconds thanks to the optional 360 horsepower V8 engine. That’s a pretty impressive time for a car that boasts best-in-class towing capacity at 7,400 pounds.

If you’re concerned about your gas bill with this true SUV, don’t be. The Dodge Durango gets an impressive 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.