2020 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

2020 blue ford explorer

Ford Explorer

Dodge Durango SRT


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 lbs

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

Drivers from Grapevine to Ft Worth are looking for the next best SUV for their family trips. For many drivers, this means comparing the Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer. The Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer often go head-to-head in full-size SUV comparisons, but there are a few key differences. If you’re looking for more towing capacity, more horsepower, and a lower starting price, the Dodge Durango is the best choice. Learn more from the expert team at Allen Samuels Direct to decide if the Explorer or Durango is right for you.

Starting Price

A large SUV with seating for up to 7 is a very popular choice for families in Irving. In terms of base price, the Dodge Durango typically has the Ford Explorer beat when comparing base trim models for the same model year. Both come standard with creature comforts like Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and 60/40 split-folding seats, but the Durango’s lower price makes it a better choice for buyers on a budget.

Maximum Performance

With similar performance in the base trim, Euless area drivers may think the Durango and Explorer offer the same specs throughout the model line. However, a V8 engine is only available when opting for the Durango. This powerful engine allows for more strength on steep grades in Grapevine. Additionally, the Dodge Durango towing capacity eclipses that of the Ford Explorer:

Dodge Durango SRT

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

 Ford Explorer Sport

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

Whether you’re towing a trailer of fishing gear or carrying a full load of work supplies, the Durango can handle more of what you throw at it. It’s available in two all-wheel drive systems on top of its three engine options.

Maximum Cargo Volume

Large SUVs are often measured by how much they can carry. In terms of maximum cargo volume, you’ll be set whether you opt for the Explorer or Durango:

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

That extra maximum cargo capacity allows this rugged Dodge model to carry more family gear or commercial supplies.

Schedule a Test Drive at Allen Samuels Direct

The best way to determine if the Explorer or Durango is for you is to get behind the wheel for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Allen Samuels Direct. Contact us today and let our team help you decide if the Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer is the best choice for your Euless family. Stop by our showroom near Irving to see our selection in person! 

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