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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2021 Dodge
Durango

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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MSRP*
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$32,570 to $80,995
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$40,160 to $46,910
Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City 12 - 19 33
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Durango than in the Lexus NX 300h. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Dodge Durango and the Lexus NX 300h.

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 Lexus NX 300h.

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 Lexus NX 300h. 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 Lexus NX 300h.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Durango is much wider than the Lexus NX 300h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Durango, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus NX 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Dodge Durango does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300h.

Handling
The Dodge Durango has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Durango greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Utility
The Dodge Durango offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus NX 300h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Dodge Durango, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300h.