2021 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

2021 Dodge Durango vs 2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Dodge Durango


2021 Ford Explorer

Base Price

8,700 pounds

Max Towing

5,600 pounds

Max Horsepower


V8 Engine Available?

Over 85 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

Over 87 cubic feet

An SUV means you’re driving a vehicle built to provide your Prattville drive with extra power. The Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer battle perfectly sums up the best of what the SUV market has to offer today. Which is best for your drive, though? We’ve got to hand it to the Dodge Durango because of its superior rugged stylings and greater max towing. Let Stokes Chrysler Company walk you through this SUV battle and while you’re here, be sure to finance with us as well.

Durango vs. Explorer: Starting Price

Whether you pick Durango or Explorer, you’re getting seating for seven. A large SUV that gives you seating for seven passengers is a choice that many families make in Prattville and many of those families have price in mind. Thankfully, the Dodge Durango starting price comes in slightly lower for the 2021 model year. Take a look for yourself.

  • 2021 Dodge Durango SXT – $32,245 MSRP
  • 2021 Ford Explorer Base – $32,675 MSRP

Both of these vehicles have standard features such as Bluetooth™ connectivity, a rearview camera, and 60/40 split folding seats, so the lower price offered on the Durango makes it a superior choice for buyers looking to save money.

Durango vs. Explorer: Maximum Performance

The similar performance stats found in the base trim on the Dodge Durango vs. the Ford Explorer might lead you to believe that the Durango and Explorer have similar stats across the entire line. However, you can only get a V8 engine if you pick the Durango. This will give you more power to take on those steep hills and rough terrain in Calera and Alabaster. Additionally, you’ll have 8,700 pounds of max towing capacity on the Durango when compared to the Explorer’s maximum of 5,600 pounds:

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

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

2021 Ford Explorer ST

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

Stokes Chrysler Company Has Everything Dodge All Right Here

Come on over to Stokes Chrysler Company and take in the best we’ve got to offer. Take a test drive with one of the great models we’ve got for sale and when you’re done, be sure to discuss financing options with us. Contact us today to get the conversation going!


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