2014 Dodge Durango  2014 Ford Explorer
$29,995 MSRP $30,015
290/260 Horsepower/Torque 290/255
18 city/25 hwy Fuel Economy 17 city/24 hwy
5,000 lbs Max. Trailer Weight 2,000 lbs

2014 Dodge Durango vs 2014 Ford Explorer

If what you’re after is a full sized SUV to get you, your family, and all your gear from place to place, you’ve got some great options to choose from in today’s market. For journeys great and small, the SUV world of today offers more in the way of capacity, comfort, and capability than ever before and new models only continue to prove just how far today’s automaker’s are willing to go to get the attention of shoppers with a need for plenty of space. If you’re trying to decide between the 2014 Dodge Durango vs 2014 Ford Explorer, we’ve got a comparison for you here today that will help you dissect the finer points of how these two vehicles are both similar and different.


The first thing you’re likely to look at is price, of course, and our chart shows the base MSRP for both of these seven-passenger SUVs. From there you will see variations from trim level to trim level as you move up through the various availabilities from both automakers, but in terms of the most basic recommended price you’ll see that they’re nearly identical. Our next step then is to determine the rest of the value of the base models for the 2014 Dodge Durango and 2014 Ford Explorer.

2014 Dodge Durango Kenosha WI

In terms of horsepower and torque, you’ll see another area of great similarity, with just a slight advantage going to the Durango, and you’ll find the same type of comparison in terms of fuel economy –  that is, just a slight edge for the Dodge model. One major difference you’ll see then is the towing capacity for each model, so if you’re thinking you’d like to pull much behind your SUV the Dodge Durango might be your best bet. You’ll also see more in the way of standard comfort and convenience features in the Durango, such as dual zone automatic climate control where the Explorer only offers that on higher trims.


To learn more about the 2014 Dodge Durango in Kenosha WI or schedule a test drive with us, stop by or call Palmen Motors today and we’ll help you discover how this excellent vehicle can streamline life on the road for you and your family.