2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

When you are in the market for a new vehicle, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the information that is out there about the different models on the market. Especially when looking at SUVs, because so many of them appear similar on the surface, but can vary greatly in their details. That is why doing comparisons can be helpful, because it allows you to put two models up side by side to examine their differences and decide which one will provide more of the features and capabilities you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Toyota Highlander.

While the Toyota Highlander has more space inside for passengers, seating up to eight passengers while the Durango only has seating up to seven, the Durango offers more power, convenience and safety features all at a lower price point, making it the better option overall for consumers. Let's take a closer look to examine the key features and differences between these two models!

2018 Dodge Durango


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.6-liter V6 Engine 2.7-liter I4
293 Horsepower Horsepower 185 Horsepower
8-Speed Auto w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual Transmission 6-Speed Auto w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive

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The Dodge Durango has a plethora of convenience and comfort features. Despite its smaller passenger area, the Durango has more cargo volume than the Toyota Highlander. The Dodge Durango offers a maximum cargo volume of 84.5 cubic feet, while the Toyota Highlander offers a maximum 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Durango comes standard with features like a compass, USB ports, a proximity key, dual-zone automatic climate control, a keyless access system, and front fog lights. Of these features, the Highlander only offers a compass as an upgrade and has manual air conditioning. None of the other listed features are offered on the base trim of the Highlander.

Additionally, the Dodge Durango has available features on its base trim like heated front seats, lumbar support for the driver, parking assist technology, and a sunroof. The Toyota Highlander does not have any of these features available on its base trim.

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