2019 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer | Harlingen, TX

2019 Dodge Durango vs 2019 Ford Explorer | Harlingen, TX

Are you searching for a spacious and powerful SUV for your family, one that prioritizes safety, comfort, and efficiency above all else? Chances are that the 2019 Dodge Durango and the 2019 Ford Explorer top your list. But how can you choose between the two? When you compare both SUVs side by side, the Durango emerges as the clear winner. 


When shopping for a new SUV for your family, price is an important consideration. The 2019 Dodge Durango saves you immensely over the 2019 Ford Explorer. The Durango carries a starting MSRP of just $30,195, but you'll have to shell out $32,365 for the Explorer, a more than $2,000 difference.*

Performance and Efficiency

The 2019 Dodge Durango's base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 that cranks out 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That makes the Durango more powerful than the 2019 Ford Explorer, whose base engine is a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 that generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Despite this ,the base Dodge Durango is more efficient, yielding 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, compared to just 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway from the Explorer.**

The Explorer's most potent engine is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, which manages just 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The Durango's 5.7-liter HEMI® MDS VVT trumps the EcoBoost in torque at 390 lb-ft, but it's the Durango's 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 that truly shines, producing 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The 2019 Durango wins out in towing with a max capacity of 8,700 pounds (a best-in-class capacity) compared to the 2019 Explorer's 5,000 max towing.

Interior Space

Both SUVs seat up to seven passengers, but the 2019 Durango offers up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to just 80.7 in the 2019 Explorer.

Powerful, affordable, and truly capable, the 2019 DodgeDurango from Bert Ogden CDJR is the better SUV.

*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.

**EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, RWD. Actual mileage may vary.

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