2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Dodge Durango vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

For an SUV that starts off strong and only gets stronger, the 2018 Dodge Durango is the vehicle to choose over models like the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Take a look at what’s under the hood as well as in the cabin and see for yourself which will best suit your driving needs on Gettysburg roads.


When you compare the Dodge Durango specs to those of the Toyota Highlander, you’ll find a considerable difference in horsepower:

  • 2018 Dodge Durango
    • Base Engine: 3.6L PentastarⓇ V6
    • Horsepower: 293 hp
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 19 city / 26 hwy mpg
  • 2018 Toyota Highlander
    • Base Engine: 2.7L 4-cylinder
    • Horsepower: 185 hp
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 20 city / 24 hwy mpg


Between the Durango and Highlander, you’ll find the Durango to be a bit more spacious and accommodating. There’s 50/50 split-folding third-row seating which allows for 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, whereas the Highlander only provides 83.7 cu ft of space when the 60/40 split-folding third-row is completely down. The Dodge Durango SXT base trim also tows up to 6,200 pounds and uses trailer sway damping to keep control in your hands. The Highlander LE base trim can only handle up to 1,500 lbs. When towing on Hagerstown roads, you’ll want to avoid a second trip, and with the Durango, you can. It even tows more than the 2019 Ford Explorer.


Safety is equally important and the Durango comes fully equipped. The Durango not only protects your cargo, but it protects you with electronic stability control, enhanced accident response system, full speed forward collision warning plus, hill start assist, LATCH, lock on sync tire press sensor, ParkViewⓇ rear back up camera, rain brake support, ready-alert braking, tire pressure monitoring display, traction control, and trailer sway damping. The Highlander provides the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system with enhanced vehicle stability control as well as traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist.

Learn More at Buchanan Auto Park, Inc.

If you decide the new Dodge Durango is the truck for you, take it for a test drive around Chambersburg with Buchanan Auto Park, Inc. to test Durango performance out for yourself. Contact us with any questions in the meantime.

Buchanan Auto Park, Inc. 39.7381194, -77.5328765.