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2019 Dodge Durango


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2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

The 2019 Dodge Durango and 2019 Ford Explorer often go head-to-head in full-size SUV comparisons, but there are a number of important differences. If you want more towing capacity, more horsepower, and a lower starting price, the Dodge Durango is the right choice. Learn more at Buchanan Auto Park, Inc. to decide if the Explorer or Durango is right for you.

Starting Price

A large SUV with seating for up to 7 is a popular choice for families in Hagerstown. However, the Dodge Durango price has the Ford Explorer beat in the base trim:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SXT – $29,995 MSRP
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Base – $32,365 MSRP

Both come standard with creature comforts like Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and 60/40 split-folding seats, but the Durango’s lower price makes it a better choice for buyers on a budget.

Maximum Performance

With similar performance in the base trim, you might think the Durango and Explorer offer the same specs throughout the model line. However, a V8 engine is only available with the Durango. That allows for more power to take on steep grades in Chambersburg. In addition, the Dodge Durango towing capacity eclipses the Ford Explorer:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SRT
    • Engine: 6.4L V8
    • Horsepower: 475 hp
    • Torque: 470 lb-ft
    • Max. Towing: 8,700 lbs
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Sport
    • Engine: 3.5L V6
    • Horsepower: 365 hp
    • Torque: 350 lb-ft
    • Max. Towing: 5,000 lbs

Whether you’re towing a trailer or carrying a full load of supplies for weekend projects, the Durango can handle more of what you throw at it. It’s available in two all-wheel drive systems on top of its three engine options.

Maximum Cargo Volume

The measure of a large SUV is often in how much it can carry, and the Durango and Explorer are neck and neck:

  • 2019 Dodge Durango SXT – 84.5 cubic feet
  • 2019 Ford Explorer Base – 80.7 cubic feet

That extra maximum cargo capacity allows this rugged Dodge vehicle to carry more groceries or construction supplies.

Turn to Buchanan Auto Park, Inc. to Test Drive

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the new Dodge Durango, contact Buchanan Auto Park, Inc.. We’re happy to help you decide which large SUV to buy, whether it’s the Durango, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, or another model. Compare the Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango online, or by taking both for a test drive! Want to compare other models? Take a look at our comparison of the Dodge Durango vs. Toyota Highlander!

We can even help you find a family-friendly model like the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. Stop by our showroom near Greencastle to see our selection in person! We can even take care of any knicks and scrapes your next SUV sustains out on the trail at our body shop.

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