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2020 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Ford Explorer Review

New 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Dodge
Durango

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New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*
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$30,795 to $62,995
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$32,225 to $54,480
Invoice* $30,502 to $61,496 $31,258 to $52,301
MPG - City 13 - 19 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 24 - 28
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Dodge Durango than the Ford Explorer. 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
The Dodge Durango requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Dodge Durango will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. When looking at overall length, the Dodge Durango takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Dodge Durango doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Explorer.

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
The Dodge Durango has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Dodge Durango as you will in the Ford Explorer.

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