2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Ford Explorer near Charlotte


Drivers in Charlotte Compare the Dodge Durango Against the Competition

When it comes to finding a vehicle that is capable of handling family travel, inclement weather, and everything else life throws at you, a mid-size SUV is perfect. Whether you need to durability and ruggedness to get the job done or the space to accommodate caravanning the kids to school this vehicle can handle it all. While there are many SUVs on the market offering seven seats, capability, and comfort only one stands among the rest, the Dodge Durango. This SUV has plenty to offer to drivers including high-tech features and a comfort focused interior, in the new Durango you can take your travels further.

The Dodge Durango has been the focal point of many customers that come to Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and that's for good reason. Some find the aggressive styling to be not only striking but functional and others love the capability of available all-wheel drive. Whatever the reason, the Dodge Durango offers a variety of trims, engines, and features that make it something truly unique among a sea of SUVs.

Many drivers from the Charlotte area have been drawn to the Durango and made the decision to get behind the wheel. While they may have easily concluded that this SUV is right for their life, we know that many of our customers compare the Durango to the competition. One of the vehicles that many of these car shoppers compare the Durango to is the Ford Explorer. Both mid-size SUVs fit seven and it's easy to see why drivers would compare the two against each other.


But what our customers soon find out is that the there is more than what meets the eye and they find that the Durango has more to offer than the competition, so read on and learn more about how the Durango stacks up against the Explorer.

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

  • Price:
    Arguably the most important part of evaluating a vehicle is the price. This becomes more important as you look for an SUV and prices begin to climb. Luckily for drivers in the Charlotte area, the Dodge Durango is priced more affordably than the Explorer at every trim level.
  • Efficiency:
    Generally efficiency isn't something sought after in an SUV, although drivers are pleasantly surprised with the Dodge Durango. The Durango offers better six-cylinder fuel economy than the Ford Explorer with EcoBoost.

  • Performance:
    Performance is paramount in a large SUV vehicle to handle the strains of hauling and trailering. The Ford Explorer just doesn't pack the punch the Dodge Durango does standard and throughout the trim levels. The Dodge Durango puts out more horsepower than the Ford Explorer offering you the ability to take on the challenges of your life.
  • Cargo and Capability:
    When you're looking for an SUV you need the space to haul your things and the capability to get there. In the Dodge Durango you get both, almost three more cubic-feet of cargo space and all-wheel-drive. While the Ford Explorer offers four-wheel-drive it is less efficient in power distribution that an all-wheel-drive system like that of the Durango.

If you're interested in a new Dodge Durango SUV be sure to come by our dealership in Charlotte. Our team of Dodge auto experts will help you explore the different trims of the Durango and answer all your questions about the model. When the time comes the can also help you get behind the wheel to see the difference between the Durango and the competition during a test drive.

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