2022 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

2022 Dodge Durango vs. 2022 Ford Explorer
2022 Dodge Durango


2022 Ford Explorer

Base Price

8,700 pounds

Max Towing

5,300 pounds
475 hp

Max Horsepower


V8 Engine Available?

85.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

87.8 cubic feet

Max Passenger Capacity


The 2022 Dodge Durango and 2022 Ford Explorer are top competitors in the full-size SUV segments, and although they are close in comparison, there are a few key differences. Chatham drivers looking for more towing capacity and more available horsepower, will find it in the Dodge Durango. Explore more with Green Dodge so you can decide if the Explorer or Durango is right for you.



2022 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Starting MSRP

Many families in Rochester need a large SUV with plenty of room for friends and family. However, the Dodge Durango price is a bit more expensive than the Explorer:

  • 2022 Dodge Durango SXT – $36,995 MSRP
  • 2022 Ford Explorer Base – $33,745 MSRP

Each of these vehicles has Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and 60/40 split-folding seats as the standard, but the Durango has a few footholds over the Ford Explorer.

2022 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Performance

Although the base trim is similar, there’s quite a bit of variation in terms of performance between these two SUVs. The V8 engine is only available with the Durango. That means if you are headed out on any steep roads beyond Decatur you’re going to have much more power. The Dodge Durango also has a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds overtaking the Ford Explorer’s 5,600 pounds:

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

  • Top Engine: 6.2L V8
  • Horsepower: 472 hp
  • Torque: 470 lb-ft

2022 Ford Explorer ST

  • Top Engine: 3.0L twin turbo V6
  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 415 lb-ft

No matter where you are going or what you are towing the Dodge Durango can handle your load. It’s available with two all-wheel drive systems on top of its three engine options.

2022 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Cargo Volume

What is the difference in cargo volume? You’ll find when choosing between the Durango or Explorer, the two are closely matched in terms of cargo volume:

  • 2022 Dodge Durango SXT – Over 85 cubic feet
  • 2022 Ford Explorer Base – Over 87 cubic feet

Visit Green Dodge to Test Drive a New Dodge Durango

Contact our team in Green Dodge to take the new Dodge Durango out for a test drive in Springfield. We can help you find the perfect large SUV for your family in Litchfield, be it the Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, or any other model. Visit our showroom today to see what’s available!


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