2014 Dodge Durango Revealed at New York Auto Show

2014_dodge_durango_actf34_ns_326133_717The 2014 Dodge Durango got its full unveiling at the New York Auto Show.  It was speculated early what the technology it would have, time to find out if it was accurate.

It was a safe bet to make at the time that the Durango would have the Uconnect system.  Good thing too because it does indeed include the tech.  That, as well as a 9-inch dual Blu-ray and DVD player, gives any passengers a good distraction during lengthy rides.

Of course, it takes more than just an obvious inclusion of popular technology and a DVD player to really awe drivers with a new model.  What else is new in the 2014 Dodge Durango?  One is also the one that Dodge is gleaming about when discussing the new SUV.  That would be a rotary shifter for the all-new standard eight-speed transmission.  This helps with fuel economy, boosting it by 9 percent.  The shifter handle will be replaced with a rotary knob and paddle controls, giving drivers the ability to shift manually.

The only image of the Durango prior to the show was a look at the tail light.  Now the full exterior has been revealed.  The signature Dodge crosshair grille is still there, despite the new look. There are also hosts of other changes which Reid Bigland, the CEO of Dodge brand, breaks down in this video:

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Dodge Grand Caravan Gets New Blu-Ray Player for the Holidays

It’s that time of year to head over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for the holidays. With a backseat full of antsy kids, though, parents can go a little crazy trying to keep family harmony on road trips.

Fortunately, the Dodge Grand Caravan now has an optional Blu-ray player available with plug-in for video game systems. With the new system, the second and third row seats can enjoy a movie or game on a high-resolution screen. Best of all, if there is disagreement between Spongebob Squarepants and Star Wars, the second row can watch one movie on their screen and the third row can watch a different movie on their screen.

I think this is a great idea on Dodge’s part especially that the system can play two different movies at once. Sometimes there is a vast age difference between siblings, and it is tough to find movies that toddlers and teenagers alike will enjoy. With Dodge’s new system, parents don’t have to worry that a movie might be too scary for the little ones or bore the teenagers. Everybody can get what they want.

Readers, we want to hear from you! Do you want the new Blu-ray entertainment center in your next Dodge Grand Caravan? What do you think of the plug-in for video games? Leave a comment below, and let us know what you think!

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