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Old 05-31-2011, 10:36 AM
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Re: Durango and GC

The Durango is about 10 inches longer than the Grand Cherokee, allowing it to have a third row seat.

Not sure what kind of 4x4 systems they offer.
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Re: Durango and GC

test drove both...interiors are quite similar too.. I am torn between the 2.. I am thinking the durango is a better option as a family of 5.. but I personally like the jeep better as far as looks..wife likes the jeep better too...so that will probably be what we get..
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Re: Durango and GC

AquaForester,

It's more than just sharing the same platform. The Durango is simply a GC lengthened by (iirc) 10 inches BEHIND the rear wheel arches.

In other words, except for b-c pillar glass, interior trim panels, etc, they are identical. They share almost all sheet metal -- hood, front doors, rear doors, and rear hatch. To help differentiate them, the Durango doesn't get the same drive train choices that the GC has (selecTrack, selecTerrain, etc).

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Re: Durango and GC

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It's more than just sharing the same platform. The Durango is simply a GC lengthened by (iirc) 10 inches BEHIND the rear wheel arches.

In other words, except for b-c pillar glass, interior trim panels, etc, they are identical. They share almost all sheet metal -- hood, front doors, rear doors, and rear hatch. To help differentiate them, the Durango doesn't get the same drive train choices that the GC has (selecTrack, selecTerrain, etc).

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I think your missing my point. In other words, no one will mistake the two cars from the front only from the back. Even if it shares these things in common there still could've been more distinction from the back.
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Re: Durango and GC

Sorry, I thought your point was "...is it me or do these two have very similar rear-ends now."

To which my reply "It's more than just the rear ends, they are almost identical" seems very pertinent.

In fact, if you took the grill off, they would be indistinguishable except from the side.

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Sorry, I thought your point was "...is it me or do these two have very similar rear-ends now."

To which my reply "It's more than just the rear ends, they are almost identical" seems very pertinent.

In fact, if you took the grill off, they would be indistinguishable except from the side.

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Yeah exactly the read-ends. The rest might have some similaries but I wouldn't mistake one for the other. The front-end to me isn't similar at all. If you took the grill off the rest is still different.
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Re: Durango and GC

one of my neighbors has a new Durango. I can definitely understand the mistaken identity because of the tails, but they are a little different. From the side and front, they are different enough where I don't think you can really mistaken them for one another. The side profile of the new Durango reminds more of the original Durango than it does a new Grand.. just my opinion.
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interior is very similar... but I prefer the WK2... it looks more put-together... no awkward blank plastic areas like the Durango... above the radio unit, esp.
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I considered the Durango until I tried sitting in the second row. It doesn't have enough legroom for the adults who come with me on hiking trips. Research showed it isn't a serious off-road vehicle; for example, skid plates are not available. But I would have liked the additional cargo room.
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