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Hey Guys. Great forum. Starting to look around at maybe trading my DD in for a REBEL. Have 3 boys, 5/6/12. What's the space like in the back. We have a swagger wagon we use for family hauling but there is times when we use the Durango too and it has 3 rows of course. I do love my Durango and have modded it pretty good with Corsa/22s etc, but really thinking I want a pickup for the functionality of a pickup( camping/tools, ladders etc) but still keep the coolness factor. anyone on here that has traded theirs, then that helps too. Also an afterthought, I love all the various Rebels/Mods on here, these forums are invaluable. Here is my possible trade down the road -
 

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You might as well to save yourself from the massive depreciation that will come once they're ready to launch the Hellcat Durango. It was already spied testing, my guess is next year we could see them come to market.

Would you be interested in getting a Hellcat Durango?
 

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i have a durango and a rebel. never thought of selling either.

My supercharged 2014 Durango R/T is my fun car though, if i had to chose one, i would probably keep the Rebel and ditch the durango. The crew cab gives a TON of space in the back.
 

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I just traded in my 2011 v8 AWD Durango Crew for a Rebel last week. I loved that truck.

But now I have a Rebel... and it fits me way better. I love it.

However, if I regularly used my 3rd row seats... It would be a different story. Your 3 boys might fit now, but I hear boys have a tendency to grow.. and faster than you expect. Pretty soon I'm gonna bet you feel like your running out of room.
 

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I think the rear seats are pretty sizable and can fit three people comfortable but I have not idea how big your sons will grow. Maybe have three of your male friends try fitting in the back and see how that feels.
 

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I have three kids 9/5/2 and i have a benz GL450 with a third row. My issues with the Durango, just like my GL, is that with any suv, with a third row up, you lose the trunk space; not to mention functionality of getting in and out of the third row and more importantly the overall space in the suv is limited. With kids, as you know, they like to lug around their bedrooms where they go so the bed of the truck gives you the space you need.

The Rebel has ample amount of leg room in the second row allowing you or your wife to easily gain access, without squeezing yourself between the front seat to buckle up the kids. I have two car seats, one in the middle and one behind the front passenger seat.

I think with the kids its the best option over any suv. If I purchase an SUV I would only look at the Cadillac Escalade ESV. The extended wheelbase gives you the third row with a full trunk.
 

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Another note, the standard air suspension is just amazing! the ride quality is extremely comfortable. I took the truck on a 1k trip from SoCal to Monterey, through the mountains and windy roads and had no sick kids. I am not a technical person but this suspension limits a lot of the body roll which means less sick kids in the back seat!

Lastly, my wife loves the truck so much it has become her daily driver because of functionality of the truck with the three kids.

My recommendation - definitely go for it! Best decision i made for my kids.
 

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Another note, the standard air suspension is just amazing! the ride quality is extremely comfortable. I took the truck on a 1k trip from SoCal to Monterey, through the mountains and windy roads and had no sick kids. I am not a technical person but this suspension limits a lot of the body roll which means less sick kids in the back seat!

Lastly, my wife loves the truck so much it has become her daily driver because of functionality of the truck with the three kids.

My recommendation - definitely go for it! Best decision i made for my kids.
Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Have you done anything in regarding to rear seat entertainment. I have the full system in my Durango, dual screens, is there anyone with anything after market they have added?
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Have you done anything in regarding to rear seat entertainment. I have the full system in my Durango, dual screens, is there anyone with anything after market they have added?
I am actually done with the entertainment systems in the cars. I have my kids on ipads and will be purchasing a generic headrest mount for the ipads.
 
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