Comparison Overview

When the time comes to purchase a new SUV for your family, you have so many different options. College Station Ford is here to help simplify the car buying process by comparing and contrasting the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Dodge Durango. These midsize SUVs each fit seven passengers and come loaded with mighty engines. The Explorer’s 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine delivers 290 horsepower, while Durango’s 3.6L Pentastar V6 puts out 295 horsepower. Take a look at the specs; the Explorer and Durango each have very similar fuel economy.

 Ford ExplorerDodge Durango
Engine (base)3.5L Ti-VCT V63.6L Pentastar V6
MPG17 City
24 Highway
19 City
26 Highway
Cargo Volume (with 2nd + 3rrd row seats folded)81.7 cubic feet85 cubic feet
Base Price$32,140$29,995


Comparison Interior

Where Explorer really starts to set itself apart from the competition is in its unique interior design. You’ll find more than the usual here with spacious seating for all of your passengers, as well as an unexpected under-floor storage area for smaller items. Available power folding third row seats can also enhance your passenger and cargo loading. With the second and third rows folded, both the Explorer and the Durango offer comparable cargo storage area, 81.7 and 85 cubic feet respectively. Ford’s Sync 3 and Dodge’s Uconnect 4 are both exceptional entertainment systems that are smartphone ready right out of the gate.

Comparison Exterior

The exterior of the Explorer benefits from a recent redesign that added a number of practical elements that are fantastic for many everyday driving situations. Beyond the aesthetic refresh, Explorer possesses front and rear LED signature lighting, five wheel options to suit any taste, and the refined quad-tip exhaust design. Durango adds LED front lighting as an available option, but this feature isn’t standard. However, Durango was built with a 50/50 weight distribution, giving it a balanced ride that’s suited for towing. If you think you’ll be towing frequently, give some consideration to those towing statistics.

Ford Explorer Packages

Sold on a new Explorer? Among the five different package trims there is one that’s right for your crew. Take a peek at the options included in the Explorer, Explorer XLT, Explorer Limited, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Platinum models. Explorer Platinum is fully loaded with a twin panel moonroof, a premium Sony sound system, and a number of technologically advanced driver-assistance features.

College Station Ford

College Station Ford is home to a great selection of new Ford vehicles and pre-owned models from many other fine automotive brands. Our customers come from all over Texas, including Bryan, Navasota, Hearne, and Huntsville. Save a date on your calendar to test drive a 2018 Explorer with a knowledgeable College Station Ford associate. The new 2018 Ford Explorer is on sale now at College Station Ford with a low introductory price of just $32,140.

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College Station Ford
College Station Ford
1351 Earl Rudder Freeway South
College Station, TX, 77845 United States
(979) 431-3060
College Station Ford 30.6360768, -96.3043054.