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2014 Dodge Durango vs. 2015 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Dodge Durango, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Durango, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Dodge Durango is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Durango is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Durango, which is slightly longer than the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Dodge Durango and the Ford Explorer are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Dodge Durango has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Explorer, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Dodge Durango has a little more horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Dodge Durango and the Ford Explorer. The Dodge Durango has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
The Dodge Durango comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Explorer.

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2014 Dodge
Durango

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MSRP*: $29,995 - $43,395

2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.38% --
City MPG: 14 - 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 25 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,506 - $41,304 $28,935 - $40,191

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