2015 Dodge Durango vs 2015 Toyota Highlander

SUVs and crossovers are the most versatile and comfortable vehicles on the market today. It can hardly be less than a struggle to look through all the different makes and models to determine which one is the right fit for you. We are here today to compare two of the top competitors in the SUV category to discuss the similarities and differences. The 2015 Dodge Durango vs 2015 Toyota Highlander is a tough match up, but each model features different aspects that might appeal to different people.

First, we’ll go over what the two SUVs have in common. Each of the cars are sitting at a similar price point. Both feature an automatic transmission with the Dodge being an eight-speed and the Toyota only a six-speed. Both feature a similar amount of passenger volume, with only a slight increase on the Toyota. The Dodge, however, has more room for luggage or cargo with all of the seats in place. Both vehicles drive on 18 inch aluminum wheels and have a liftgate for a rear cargo door. Each vehicle has heated driver and front passenger seats, and an LCD screen in the front console control center. Comfortable cloth bucket seats are standard in both vehicles.

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2015 Dodge Durango vs 2015 Toyota Highlander
$30,495 MSRP $29,665
5,000 lbs Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs
290 horsepower Horsepower 185 horsepower
18 mpg city/ 25 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 20 mpg city/ 25 mpg hwy

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

There are a few things that set these vehicles apart. Firstly. the Toyota comes with standard seating for eight, while the Dodge only seats seven. The Toyota Highlander also features a smaller engine and thus has less acceleration speed and horsepower. The Durango includes convenience features like rear-park assist and Uconnect access in the center console control LCD screen. For having a bigger engine and more horsepower, the Durango achieves the same highway fuel economy as the Highlander.

With so many similarities and a few differences that really make an impact, it seems that someone who is looking for a spacious, innovative, and comfortable SUV would choose the 2015 Dodge Durango for it’s extra power, capability, and convenience features. If you are interested in taking one for a test drive, contact us or sign up for an appointment online. Here at Palmen Motors, we want you to find the perfect vehicle for you.


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