Durango Vs Explorer

2020 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Dodge Durango SRT®


2020 Ford Explorer Sport
6.4L V8


3.5L V6
475 hp

Base Horsepower

365 hp
478 lb-ft


350 lb-ft
8,700 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
5-7 people


7 people
84.5 cubic feet

Max. Interior Cargo Volume

80.7 cubic feet

Drivers who compared the 2020 RAM 1500 to the Ford F-150  with Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram found the RAM 1500 to be the more powerful truck. What happens when they compare the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT® to the Ford Explorer Sport in Spanaway? These powerful sport SUVs include the comfort features families love, along with extra powerful engines that dominate the streets. Which will you choose, Explorer or Durango?

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Engine Performance

When deciding between the performance models of the Explorer or Durango, you have to start under the hood. Mechanical power, in particular, separates the Dodge Durango SRT® and the Ford Explorer Sport from other SUVs. When comparing Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer performance, the Durango takes the lead:

Dodge Durango SRT®

  • Engine: 6.4L V8
  • Horsepower: 475 hp
  • Torque: 470 lb-ft
  • Max. Towing: 8,700 pounds

Ford Explorer Sport

  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Horsepower: 365 hp
  • Torque: 350 lb-ft
  • Max. Towing: 5,000 pounds

At the heart of the Dodge Durango’s power is a Supercharged HEMI® V8 that takes it from 0-60 in only 4.4 seconds. It’s the same engine that powers the iconic Dodge Charger. When driving in track mode, the Durango focuses 70 percent of its power to the rear wheels for exceptional traction. Pair that with high-performance Brembo calipers and slotted brakes, and you will have no problems keeping that power under control when driving through DuPont streets. Bilstein® Active-Damping High-Performance Suspension keeps the ride smooth.

Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer: Interior Features

When choosing between the Explorer or Durango, you’ll notice the Durango offers more versatile seating arrangements with the option of choosing two or three rows of seating for over 50 seating configurations. The Explorer has three rows, which might not be as convenient for hauling your gear to Puyallup. To top things off, the Durango has a larger cargo bay than the Explorer:

  • Dodge Durango SXT – 84.5 cubic feet
  • Ford Explorer Base – 80.7 cubic feet

Find the Winner of Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer at Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!

Have you made a decision between Explorer and Durango? If so, contact us at Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and schedule a test drive of the most powerful performance SUV on the market — the 2020 Dodge Durango SRT, and if you’ve ever wondered about what SRT® stands for, read our guide.

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