2019 Dodge Durango vs 2019 Ford Explorer
If you’re looking to step up your SUV game, there are a lot of great options out there for you to choose from. The 2019 Dodge Durango and the 2019 Ford Explorer are probably high up on your list, but which one is the right fit for you?
To help our customers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton decide on their next SUV, our team at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 has put together this comparison between the 2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Ford Explorer.
Who has more power? Who has a more comfortable interior? Keep reading to find out.
Engine Options and Performance
The Dodge Durango and the Ford Explorer have three available engine options. So, they both provide options for anyone who’s looking to customize the power they have under the hood. The question is: Which SUV has more standard power and fuel efficiency?
The Explorer has a standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine. It turns out an impressive 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, as well. It gets an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city and 24 MPG highway.
The Durango is outfitted with a standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine. It gives you more power, producing up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Plus, it’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, so it gives you a smoother ride and better fuel economy. It gets an EPA-estimated 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway.
Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer: Interior Amenities
These SUVs offer an available third row, which enables them to seat up to seven people. The Explorer has available dual-zone automatic temperature control to keep everyone comfortable. However, the Durango will let everyone in the back seat relax just a little bit more with its available 3-zone automatic climate control.
When you need to stay connected on the road, these SUVs offer available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. You’ll get a better view of everything on the available 8.4-inch touchscreen of the Durango, whereas the touchscreen of the Explorer is maxed out at 8 inches. Plus, when it’s time to blast the tunes, the Explorer has an available 12-speaker audio system from Sony®. The Durango, however, has an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System.
These vehicles offer 60/40 split-folding rear seats to give you access to their maximum cargo capacity, but if you have a big road trip coming up, you may want to go with the Dodge Durango. Behind the first row, it has a maximum cargo volume of 85.1 cubic feet. The Explorer, on the other hand, only has a max cargo volume of 81.7 cubic feet.
Advanced Safety Features
These SUVs have your safety in mind, with a wide assortment of available safety and driver-assistive technologies. Some of the available features they share include:
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Anti-Lock Braking System
With technologies like these, you’ll be more confident when you hop behind the wheel of either of these models.
The Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer have advanced braking systems that include Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The Durango, however, is one step ahead. It includes Ready-Alert Braking, which preps the brakes for a panic stop if the driver suddenly releases the accelerator.
2019 Dodge Durango vs 2019 Ford Explorer: Who Takes the Crown?
The 2019 Explorer put up a tough fight, but it was the 2019 Durango that came out on top. It has more standard engine power and better fuel efficiency, plus more cargo space when you need it.
There’s no better way to get acquainted with the victorious Dodge Durango, than taking it for a spin on the streets of Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton. Contact us or head over to Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 and schedule a test drive today!