Watch: Dodge Durango Gets a West Coast Customs Refresh

The Dodge Durango is an iconic large SUV. The Durango may be on its deathbed, but that doesn’t mean Durango models will disappear anytime soon. Ryan Friedlinghaus and the West Coast Customs team made sure one lucky 2013 Dodge Durango owner got to experience the SUV in all its glory.

A 2013 Dodge Durango gets the West Coast Customs treatment

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Auto enthusiasts everywhere are gaining a new appreciation for the Dodge Durango after news of its imminent demise spread. The future of the Durango is uncertain, but current owners are beginning to see the true value of their large SUVs. Ryan Friedlinghaus and the West Coast Customs crew decided to make one Dodge Durango owner’s day by giving his SUV a complete refresh.

Jose Morales brought his Dodge Durango in for what he thought was just a recall. Little did Morales know that one of the best custom vehicle crews in the game was about to take his Durango to the next level. Jose’s 2013 Dodge Durango got the full West Coast Customs treatment.

The team restored the 2013 Dodge Durango’s foggy headlights. They used vinyl wrap to add blue racing stripes and reflect Jose’s love of the L.A. Dodgers. The crew also used vinyl wrap to add black accents to the Durango’s exterior.

The wheels and grille of the 2013 Dodge Durango were powder coated light blue. The team also put new Continental tires on the Durango. White caliper covers were added as well. Jose was astounded by his Durango’s refresh and couldn’t wait to show it off.

Is the 2013 Dodge Durango a good SUV?

A black Dodge Durango unveiled during the second press preview day at the New York International Automobile Show March 28, 2013 in New York.
The Dodge Durango | Stan Honda/ AFP via Getty Images

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The 2013 Dodge Durango only received a 3/5 owner satisfaction rating on Consumer Reports. The 2012 and 2014 model years didn’t do any better in terms of consumer satisfaction on Consumer Reports. The 2013 Durango is safe, spacious, and has a great towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds.

On the downside, the 2013 Durango wasn’t as affordable or fuel-efficient as some of its competitors when it debuted. The 2013 Dodge Durango gets 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. It debuted around $30,000 with rear-wheel drive. Dodge Durango models often receive higher consumer ratings than expert review ratings. Jose saw something special in his Durango, and the West Coast Customs crew accentuated it.

Should you buy a Dodge Durango?

A red Dodge Durango SUV is driving on the road.
The Dodge Durango | Dodge

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The Dodge Durango is a very specific type of large SUV. It is powerful and roomy but doesn’t offer great fuel economy, especially in current times. The 2021 Dodge Durango boasts the same familiar quick acceleration and great towing capacity but also falls short in many of the same areas as its predecessors.

Don’t buy a Dodge Durango if you’re looking for an affordable large family SUV. The Durango is more of a powerhouse than anything.

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