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What are the benefits of owning a Dodge Citadel SUV?

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The Dodge Durango Citadel offers a strong fuel economy, performance and towing capacity, as well the most standard and available premium features within the Durango lineup. As of the 2015 model year, Dodge offers the Citadel trim level only for the Durango.

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The Dodge Durango Citadel brings stronger acceleration and a more generous towing capacity than most of its seven-seat price competitors. Its interior earns high marks for its level of comfort and infotainment system, according to Edmunds.com.

All three rows of the Citadel's interior have perforated Nappa leather seats, including heating and ventilation for the front bucket seats and heating for the second row. Dodge's UConnect system comes standard, running on an 8.4-inch touchscreen along with streaming Internet radio and 3D-map navigation. A new Beats by Dr. Dre audio system debuts in 2015, featuring 10 speakers with an 8-inch subwoofer.

Optional features for the Dodge Durango Citadel include all-wheel drive, second-row captain's chairs instead of the standard bench, and the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that comes standard with the R/T trim level. Buyers can also opt for a dual-screen DVD and BluRay entertainment system with screens in front of the second and third rows.

In J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study, which is often a good indicator of long-term reliability, the closely related 2014 Durango ranked below average in overall quality, although its interior quality achieved the highest possible rating. Citadel pricing starts at $40,995, as of April 2015.

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