Based on the Durango R/T, the Heat features a unique front fascia, tinted headlights, and exclusive 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels.

It's a chilly 3 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago, but Dodge decided to warm things up by unveiling the new Durango Heat.

Based on the R/T model, the Heat features a unique front fascia, tinted headlights, a 20mm reduced ride height and exclusive 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels with high-performance tires.

Inside, the seven-seat layout has been replaced by a more traditional five-seat arrangement. While this sounds a little odd, Dodge touts the fact that the Heat offers "50 cubic feet (1,416 liters) of more storage space behind the second row than any other five-passenger vehicle on the market." Furthermore, the cabin comes nicely equipped with Uconnect Voice Command and a 506-watt Alpine audio system with 10 speakers.

To get things moving, motivation is provided by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 295 hp (220 kW / 299 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. Performance specifications weren't released, but the rear-wheel drive model is rated at 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway.

On sale this spring, the Dodge Durango Heat will be priced from $30,295.

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Dodge Durango Heat unveiled in Chicago