What it is: The Dodge Durango is the recently updated three-row SUV that is cousins with the Jeep Grand Cherokee that I reviewed in the previous Tribune. The major difference between the two is the Durango has a third row of seats whereas the Grand Cherokee has the more typical two. I did drive the two in subsequent weeks, and while I didn't notice any difficult seeing out of the Durango with the extra length of the car, I definitely noticed much lower maneuverability, but an almost identical comfortable ride. The Citadel trim that I drove had just about every bell and whistle you could want. As an option, the Technology Group ($1,999) provided adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with brake assist and blind spot monitoring. I love it when the manufacturer provide cars have these safety features, as they really are the future, and I see these technologies eventually becoming standard. The Citadel trim provides HID headlights, leather-trimmed seats, sunroof, power liftgate, and visual improvements as well. The standard engine, the 290 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 can be upgraded to the now legendary 5.7-liter Hemi V8 for $2,795. If you plan on doing any towing, then spring for the Hemi. Unfortunately, the EcoDiesel engine that I gushed about in the Grand Cherokee review is not available in the Durango. Price: $29,995 base price. $53,365 as-tested. MPG: 14 city / 22 highway / 16 combined Upsides: Great value, third row seating Downsides: Options add up quickly Wrap-up: The Durango is successful because of the great value it provides, and this extends all of the way up to the

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