Recently, we reported on all the advanced accident avoidance technology available on the 2013 Durango. Now Dodge has raised the bar again with the new 2014 Durango, which offers more than 60 important safety and security features—including a new adaptive cruise control system (ACC) with full stop capability.
This sophisticated system takes cruise control to the next phase. Using advanced electronics, ACC decreases the cruise-control speed pre-selected by the driver when the Durango is closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle pulls into the same lane. The system will then automatically accelerate back up to the pre-set speed when the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane.
In this manner, ACC can maintain a driver-adjustable distance between the Durango and the vehicle in front of it, and can use the vehicle’s standard antilock brake system to bring the Durango to a safe, controlled stop if necessary to maintain that distance.
The 2014 model includes features from past models including electronic stability control (ESC) incorporating Electronic Roll Mitigation, trailer sway control, Hill Start-Assist (HSA), and new driver’s side knee airbag—all standard on every Durango. New available features include the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Crash Mitigation system, as well as Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call and roadside assistance.
This is only a brief glimpse of all the advanced safety, security, and accident avoidance features offered on the 2014 Durango. For more information, see your local Dodge dealer or visit Dodge.com.