Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Dodge Durango


2020 Ford Explorer

Base Price

8,700 pounds

Max Towing

5,000 pounds

Max Horsepower


V8 Engine Available?

Over 85 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

Over 87 cubic feet

Max Passenger Capacity


2020 Dodge Durango vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

You might know about how the 2020 Dodge Durango vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee compare, but how about the 2020 Durango vs. 2020 Ford Explorer? If you’re looking for an SUV with premium features and potent performance and capability, all rolled up into an affordable SUV package, then the Durango could just be ideal for you. Find out more with our Durango vs. Explorer comparison below. Still curious? Give us a call or contact us to learn even more about the new Dodge Durango three-row midsize SUV.

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Starting Price

Looking for a three-row crossover SUV for sale near Camden that offers all the features you need for a more affordable price? The 2020 Dodge Durangohas the Ford Explorer beat when you compare entry-level trims where pricing is concerned:

  • 2020 Dodge Durango SXT – $30,795 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Base – $32,765 MSRP

When thinking about the Explorer or Durango, there’s much more than just price to consider. Luckily, for a much lower price, the Durango includes many of the same standard features as the Explorer, including Bluetooth® connectivity, a backup camera, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and more.

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Max Horsepower

The Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer hardly offer the same specs throughout the entirety of their respective model lineups. That said, you’ll only find a V8 engine in the Durango model lineup. Not only does a V8 make navigating Sheridan more fun, but it also offers the Durango an impressive maximum towing capacity of 8,700 poundswhich creams the competition, the Ford Explorer included! (The 2020 Explorer max towing capacity is 5,000 pounds). Want to see how the Explorer vs. Durango engines compare? Here’s that information:

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

  • Top Engine: 6.4L V8
  • Horsepower: 475 hp
  • Torque: 470 lb-ft

2020 Ford Explorer ST

  • Top Engine: Twin turbo V6
  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 415 lb-ft

The Dodge Durango is not only powerful and able to tow circles around the competition, but also available with two dynamic all-wheel drive systems in addition to its three engine choices. Talk about versatility!

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Max Cargo Volume

If you’re looking for a spacious SUV for yourself or your family, the Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer are about neck and neck with regard to both seating capacity and cargo space. Both SUVs seat between 5-7 adults comfortably, but have slight differences with regard to cargo capacity:

  • 2020 Dodge Durango SXT Cargo Capacity – Over 85 cubic feet
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Base Cargo Capacity – Over 87 cubic feet

Experience a Dodge Durango in Fordyce

Ready to put the new Dodge Durango to the test on Fordyce streets? Contact Southern Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we’ll be happy to get you into the new family-friendly SUV that best meets your needs sometime soon! Don’t forget to peruse our current Durango offers and incentives to save more on your next purchase or lease!

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