2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Explorer

Families looking for adventure will no doubt look to three-row crossover SUVs to guide them on the road. Whether drivers are looking for space, technology, ride quality, or all of the above, there are many suitable options available on the market today. Find the best fit for your family in this 2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Explorer comparison.

Drivers looking to dominate the road in a vehicle with personality will be drawn to the 2017 Dodge Durango. Sure to get you noticed, the 2017 Durango turns heads with a muscular and sporty appearance that is lacking in the somewhat ordinary looking 2017 Ford Explorer. What’s even better is that handsome exterior comes at a lower starting MSRP of $29,995 compared to the 2017 Fords $31,660 starting price tag. The 2017 Dodge Durango also offers a little extra oomph with a base 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2017 Ford Explorer has a base 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Both vehicles have multiple engine options available depending on trim level.

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2017 Dodge Durango Vs 2017 Ford Explorer
$29,995 Starting MSRP $31,660
295 Horsepower 290
3.6-liter V-6 Base Engine 3.5-liter V-6
84.5 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 80.7 cubic feet

Customization on the 2017 Dodge Durango

The seat customization options on both vehicles make them extra functional. Each vehicle can successfully operate as a large family hauler seating seven passengers. The options to fold, swivel, and remove seats also allows these vehicles to be customized for adventure. The 2017 Dodge Durango offers a 60/40 fold-and-tumble second-row seat, a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat, available second-row bucket seats (this option would bring the maximum vehicle capacity to 6 people), and the option to completely remove the third row seats in the SXT model to maximize cargo space. Similarly, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers a 60/40 split-fold second-row, a 50/50 split-fold third row and an optional second-row bucket seat (this option would bring the maximum vehicle capacity to 6 people). If passenger comfort is a concern, then the roomy second and third row of the 2017 Durango will really shine. Unlike most three-row crossover SUVs the 2017 Durango offers spacious legroom large enough for full-sized adults to enjoy the third-row seats. The passengers in the second-row of the 2017 Durango will also enjoy increased legroom when compared to passengers in the second-row of the 2017 Explorer.

If you would like more information on the 2017 Dodge Durango after reading this 2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Explorer comparison please contact our staff at Fury Motors South St. Paul.

2017 Dodge Durango on the street
2017 Dodge Durango interior seats
2017 Dodge Durango dashboard overview
2017 Dodge Durango passenger display

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