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2022 Dodge Durango Vs. 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 DODGE DURANGO VS. 2022 FORD EXPLORER

2022 Dodge Durango
VS.
2022 Ford Explorer
$38,495

Base price

$35,510
8,700 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

5,600 pounds
710
Max Horsepower
400
Yes
V8 Engine Available
No
Over 85 cubic feet
Max Cargo Capacity
Over 87 cubic feet
7

Max Passenger Capacity

7

Looking for a new full-size SUV in the Columbus, GA area? You’ve come to the right place! At Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of SUVs from Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM, suitable for almost every budget and lifestyle. Two of the best models you can find in our lineup right now are the 2022 Dodge Durango and 2022 Ford Explorer. They’re both three-row SUVs with affordable price tags and powerful performance specs, but which one best suits your unique driving needs? If you’re stuck deciding between the Explorer or Durango, check out the comparison guide below assembled by our team.

 

 

DODGE DURANGO VS. FORD EXPLORER: STARTING PRICE

Price is often one of the first things that drivers consider when picking out a new SUV. The 2022 Dodge Durango does come at a higher starting price, but it compensates with more maximum engine and towing power—we’ll get into that below. The Ford Explorer is better for drivers on a budget, and it offers eight trim levels to the Durango’s seven. Here’s the starting price for both vehicles:

  • 2022 Dodge Durango SXT: $38,495 MSRP
  • 2022 Ford Explorer Base: $35,510 MSRP

You’ll have no shortage of premium amenities regardless of whether you choose the Explorer or Durango! There are plenty of advanced features on both SUVs, including Bluetooth connectivity, rear-view camera, and split-folding seats to maximize your cargo space on the Auburn roads.

DODGE DURANGO VS. FORD EXPLORER: TOP PERFORMANCE

If you want to really open up your SUV’s performance power, the Dodge Durango is the way to go! Both SUVs come with multiple engine options, but only the Durango comes with a top-level V8 engine that generates a staggering 710 horsepower on the road. The Dodge Durango also has the edge when it comes to towing capacity, able to tow up to 8,700 pounds compared to the Ford’s towing capacity of 5,600 pounds. Here are the top performance specs for both models:

2022 DODGE DURANGO TOP PERFORMANCE SPECS

  • Top Engine: 6.2L V8
  • Horsepower: 710 hp
  • Torque: 640 lb-ft

2022 FORD EXPLORER TOP PERFORMANCE SPECS

  • Top Engine: 3.0L twin turbo V6
  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 415 lb-ft

Whether you’re towing a trailer or carrying a full load of supplies for weekend projects, the Durango can handle more of what you throw at it. It’s available with two all-wheel drive systems on top of its three engine options.

DODGE DURANGO VS. FORD EXPLORER: CARGO & PASSENGER VOLUME

While the Dodge Durango pulls ahead of the Ford Explorer in terms of performance and towing power, the Ford Explorer takes the lead in terms of interior space. If your decision between the Explorer or Durango ultimately comes down to how much room your passengers and cargo will have, the Explorer is the way to go! However, both SUVs can comfortably seat up to seven passengers across three rows of seats. Here are some key interior specs:

  • 2022 Dodge Durango Max Cargo Space: 85.1 cubic feet
  • 2022 Dodge Durango Passenger Volume: 106 cubic feet
  • 2022 Ford Explorer Max Cargo Space: 87.8 cubic feet
  • 2022 Ford Explorer Passenger Volume: 152.7 cubic feet

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If you’re still on the fence picking between the Explorer or Durango, why not compare how they handle on the road? Contact our office to see what models we have available, then stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Phenix City! You can also contact us or check out our blog for more information about specific models in our Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM inventory.

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