2020 Dodge Durango in red

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Ford Explorer in silver

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Dodge Durango vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Dodge Durango SRT


2020 Ford Explorer Sport
6.4L V8

Engine Type

3.5L V6
475 hp

Base Horsepower

365 hp
470 lb-ft


350 lb-ft
8,700 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Shopping for an SUV that surpasses the predictable? For many Chatham drivers, finding the SUV for their family means choosing between the Explorer or Durango. Often competitors in the full-size SUV comparisons, the Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer have a few distinct differences. But if you need more horsepower, a higher towing capacity and a lower starting price, the Dodge Durango pulls ahead. Read more about the pros and cons of the Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer with this guide from Green Dodge to choose if the Explorer or Durango best fits your needs.

Starting Price

A spacious SUV with a seating capacity for 7 people is high in demand for Rochester families. Generally, the Dodge Durango has a lower base price when you look at Explorer or Durango regarding trim levels. For buyers on a budget, the Durgano’s lower price makes it more appealing. But both SUVs base level come with technological and safety features such as Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera and 60/40 split-folding seats. 

Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer: Performance

When deciding between the Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer, Decatur drivers might assume that both SUVs offer the same performance. But only the Durango has a V8 engine that pushes out to 475 hp, allowing the Durango to accomplish tough jobs. The Dodge Durango also surpasses the Ford Explorer in towing capacity.

Dodge Durango SRT

  • Engine: 6.4L V8
  • Horsepower: 475 hp
  • Torque: 470 lb-ft
  • Max. Towing: 8,700 pounds

 Ford Explorer Sport

  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Horsepower: 365 hp
  • Torque: 350 lb-ft
  • Max. Towing: 5,000 pounds

Available in two all-wheel drive systems as well as three engine options, the Dodge Durango can handle any tough job, whether you’re hauling a trailer near Springfield or a weekend camping at Rochester.

Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer: Cargo Volume

Considering the cargo volume in Explorer or Durango, both SUVs boast ample space:

  •  Dodge Durango SXT – 84.5 cubic feet
  •  Ford Explorer Base – 80.7 cubic feet

Schedule a Test Drive at Green Dodge!

The only way to know if the Dodge or Explorer is the best SUV for you and your family is to get behind the wheel. Contact us today and schedule a test drive! Before stopping in, check out our inventory of new and used Dodge Durangos as well as how the Durango stacks up against other SUVs.

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