Dodge has a hit with its updated-for-2014 Durango; sales of the three-row crossover continue to soar, and after spending some time inside the Durango, it’s not hard to see why. The Durango excelled in our Car Seat Check; its spacious cabin and easy-breezy Latch anchors should make this vehicle appealing to large families.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two
What We Like
- The second row’s captain’s chairs make it easy for kids to scoot to the third row; the chairs also tumble forward with ease, and the opening to the third row is adult-sized; watch out for a relatively tall step-in, however.
- The second row’s two sets of Latch anchors are exposed and easy to use.
- Both rows’ tether anchors were also easy to use, but there are several cargo hooks nearby. Parents should be careful not to connect the tether anchor to a cargo hook.
- Despite fixed head restraints, the booster and forward-facing convertible seats fit well and installed easily in the second and third rows.
- There was plenty of room for both the infant seat and the rear-facing convertible; neither seat impacted the front-passenger’s legroom.
What We Don’t
- There are no Latch anchors in the third row.
- The second row’s buckles are on short bases and sink into the seat cushion. This could cause the booster to sit on top of them, and kids might have trouble grasping the short stalks.