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2018 Dodge Durango SXT Vs. 2018 Ford Explorer Base

The winner of this comparison is Dodge.


2018 Dodge Durango SXT
2018 Ford Explorer Base

Vehicle Specifications

2018 Dodge Durango SXT

2018 Ford Explorer Base







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2018 Dodge Durango vs. 2018 Ford Explorer
If you’re shopping for a family SUV you may be considering the 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Ford Explorer, as both are beautifully designed vehicles with plenty of power, nicely appointed interiors and all the latest in tech gadgets. Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help you figure out which SUV will fit you best. For our test we’ll put the 2018 Ford Explorer Limited up against the 2018 Dodge Durango Citadel as they share similar pricing and trims.

Performance Comparison
Under the hood of the Ford Explorer Limited is a 3.5-liter V6 engine matched with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission delivering 290 horsepower, 255 lb.-ft. of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Powering the 2018 Dodge Durango Citadel is the Award-Winning 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine paired with a class-exclusive electronic 8-speed automatic transmission that cranks out 295 horsepower, 260 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers Best-in-Class maximum towing of up to 6,200 pounds. If you require more power, there’s an available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 that pumps out 360 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque and permits towing of up to 7,400 pounds. Ford also offers a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower, 350 lb.-ft. of torque and towing of 6,900 pounds with front-wheel drive (FWD) models.

Interior Comparison
Both of these outstanding seven-passenger SUVs offer luxurious leather-trimmed seats, 3-zone automatic temperature control, heated steering wheel and premium instrument cluster. It should be noted that the Durango Citadel provides front and 2nd-row heated seats where the Explorer Limited only provides heated front seats with available 2nd-row heating. And where the Durango comes with standard power sunroof, the Explorer offers a twin-panel moonroof as an option. For connectivity/entertainment, the Ford is equipped with SYNC® 3 and a 12-speaker Sony® audio system where the Dodge utilizes Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch screen and 9-speaker, 506-watt sound system. Stop by Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Jamestown, NY, and test drive the tough built and super utilitarian 2018 Dodge Durango today and find out why this powerful, practical and comfortable ride is perfect for your family!

1. MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

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