2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Dodge Durango


2019 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP

3.6L V6 24-Valve

Base Engine

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Max. Horsepower

8,700 pounds

Max. Towing

5,000 pounds
84.5 cubic feet

Total Cargo Volume

80.7 cubic feet



North Haven drivers who are shopping for a new full-size SUV have probably noted the popularity of both the 2019 Dodge Durango and the 2019 Ford Explorer. Both are more than capable of delivering desirable performance, but which one is truly the superior SUV? Compare the new Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer with Executive Dodge Jeep RAM to find out!

Explorer or Durango: Starting Price

Many families in Hamden are interested in a 7-passenger vehicle but don’t want to burn a hole in their wallet to find one. That’s where the affordably priced Durango comes in! Explore details on its base level trim compared to the Explorer, below:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SXT – $29,995 MSRP
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Base – $32,365 MSRP

Both SUVs offer the advanced features drivers have come to expect from vehicles today, including Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera, and 60/40 split-folding seats. However, the lower MSRP of the Durango makes it a budget-friendly choice.

Explorer or Durango: Maximum Performance

Don’t let the similar performance specs of the entry-level Durango and Explorer fool you into thinking their specs align throughout the model lineup. Only the Durango is available with a V8 engine, allowing you to power up hills in Meriden. Additionally, the Durango has a significantly higher towing capacity:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SRT
      • Engine: 6.4L V8
      • Horsepower: 475 hp
      • Torque: 470 lb-ft
      • Max. Towing: 8,700 lbs
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Sport
    • Engine: 3.5L V6
    • Horsepower: 365 hp
    • Torque: 350 lb-ft
    • Max. Towing: 5,000 lbs

Whether you’re towing your boat for a weekend of fishing or hauling equipment to help a friend with a DIY project, the Durango has the power you need. There are two available all-wheel drive systems and three engines for drivers to choose from. If you’re interested in researching other SUVs from the Dodge, Jeep, and RAM lineup, check out the comparable 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity.

Explorer or Durango: Maximum Cargo Volume

Drivers shopping for a large SUV are typically looking to get ample cargo space. Here, the Durango and the Explorer are pretty similar, but the Durango has a slight edge:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SXT – 84.5 cubic feet total
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Base – 80.7 cubic feet total

Test Drive the Dodge Durango at Executive Dodge Jeep RAM!

Ready to take on the Dodge Durango? Contact us to schedule a test drive in Wallingford. Our Dodge specialists will be glad to answer any questions you might have, while our finance specialists will help you with decisions like choosing between buying and leasing, or setting up a leasing plan. Want to find a vehicle with more power and capability? Compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500! What our available Jeep SUVs? Compare the 2-door Wrangler vs. 4-door Wrangler, or the Compass vs. Cherokee!

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