2021 Dodge Durango vs Ford Explorer

2021 Dodge Durango
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Explorer
Maximum Trailering Capacity
Tire Size
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive

2021 Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer

Are you looking for a full-size SUV? Surely you have noticed this segment is full of options. The team at Fred Martin Superstore thought we would put a head-to-head comparison together to help you make the decision a little easier. We paired the 2021 Dodge Durango against the 2021 Ford Explorer.

2021 Dodge Durango Power & Handling

The 2021 Dodge Durango offers a lot of power with four engine choices. Starting with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine has 295 horsepower. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing Fuel Saver Technology and eight-speed automatic transmission allows the Durango to reach up to 22 highway mpg. Not only does this powerhouse deliver up to 360 horsepower, but it can also tow up to 8,700 pounds. The 6.4L HEMI V8 engine pushes out up to a monstrous 475 horsepower. It also has a towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds. The ferocious Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 touts incredible strength with 710 horsepower and a towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds. The 2021 Dodge Durango offers the best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 pounds. No other SUV in the world can tow more or carry more with a faster quarter-mile time than the Durango SRT Hellcat. The 2021 Durango offers a new Tow N Go Package available in the R/T models, taking advantage of its HEMI V-8 performance to deliver best-in-class towing and an increased top speed of 145 mph.

2021 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers buyers three engine options, 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4, a 3.3-liter V6/electric motor, 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 has 300 horsepower, the 3.3-liter V6/electric motor comes with 318 horsepower, and the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 365 horsepower. The Explorer provides buyers with a 10-speed transmission. If you opted for the four-wheel driver vision, there is an available Terrain Management System. The 2021 Ford Explorer has a 5,000-pound towing capacity and the available Ford’s Side-wind stabilization, which helps counteract heavy wind conditions.

2021 Dodge Durango Features & Design

2021 Dodge Durango offers an aggressive exterior and luxurious interior. The driver-centric cockpit and Challenger-inspired features open to spacious cargo space. When all three rows are in place is useful at 17.2 cubic feet, expanding to 43.3 and then 85.1. The front passenger seat folds down to take long items. The Uconnect 5 is five times faster for the 2021 Durango displaying on the largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen. The new Internet Connection Sharing dashboard screen provides hard-button controls for the available heated/cooled seats and available heated steering wheel. The Class-Exclusive Dodge Brand signature LED Racetrack Tail Lamp will be eye-catching while you wait for your green light.

2021 Ford Explorer Features & Design

The Explorer offers leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel on higher trim models. The available third-row PowerFold seats make passengers and cargo as simple as pushing a button. The Explorer can carry seven passengers. Drivers can tailor their instrument panels however they like with a 12.3-inch customizable cluster that comes standard on the Platinum and ST. The Explorer. Explorer comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology, a lineup of available driver-assist features designed to enhance your driving experience.


As you can see, both of these SUVs offer great features, but the Durango offers great features PLUS power. Why not have the best of both worlds? Heads over to Fred Martin Superstore to get your next 2021 Dodge Durango. You can see our entire inventory on our website.