2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Dodge Durango

The Ford Explorer is unquestionably the vehicle that jump-started America's love affair with sport utility vehicles. The Explorer debuted way back in 1991 to rave reviews. It has been 25 years since the debut of this vehicle and throughout that time it has earned a stellar reputation. In fact, the Ford Explorer is by far the best selling vehicle in the mid size SUV segment, which is a major accomplishment for both this model and the brand. The recently released 2016 model year is the 25th anniversary of the Explorer and Ford completely redesigned the SUV to celebrate the occasion. The 2016 Ford Explorer is completely new from bumper-to-bumper and our customers couldn’t be any more excited about it.

The midsize SUV segment is full of competition. This is by far one of the most popular and competitive segments in the automotive industry. So the fact that the Explorer can dominate the segment says a lot about the reputation of this iconic SUV. However, one of the vehicles in the segment that is equally as iconic is Dodge’s Durango model. We have a lot of customers coming into our dealership to ask us about the differences between the 2016 Ford Explorer vs the 2016 Dodge Durango. Therefore, we have decided to match them up against each other and compare them, continue reading to learn more.

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2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Dodge Durango
24 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 27 MPG
290 @ 6400 RPM Horsepower 295 @ 6400 RPM
7 Passenger Capacity 7
3.5L V6 Engine 3.6L V6

2016 Ford Explorer: Iconic and Bold

When you match up the all-new 2016 Ford Explorer up against the 2016 Dodge Durango side-by-side, one of the most obvious differences between these two vehicles is the styling. Ford completely redesigned the look of the Explorer from bumper-to-bumper, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The revised exterior styling including a stylish new grille, new side sheet metal styling, a reworked interior, new head and tail lamps and much more. Overall, we feel like the 2016 Ford Explorer is the best looking vehicle in its class. We aren’t saying that the Ford Explorer is a bad looking vehicle. However, we are saying that it is in desperate need of updates and a restyling. If you are looking for a vehicle that will really turn heads in traffic, look no further than the all-new 2016 Ford Escape.

Another way that the new 2016 Ford Explorer is superior to the 2016 Dodge Durango is with its overall comfort features and long list of standard and available features. Ford completely reworked the ride and feel of the Explorer for the new model year. It truly offers the smoothest and quietest ride in the segment. It also comes equipped with some amazing features such as: SYNC 3 infotainment, a brand new EcoBoost engine option, Hill Descent Control, class-exclusive power-fold third row seat, Lane-Keeping System, smart charging USB ports, foot-activated liftgate and much more. The 2016 Dodge Durango does not even come close to matching the wide-assortment of features and technology on the new 2016 Ford Explorer.

We have the new 2016 Ford Escape in stock and available for test drives here at Mike Castrucci Ford. We encourage you to stop in and talk with one of our friendly staff members to learn more about this vehicle and to set up your test drive.

2016 Ford Explorer Driving Off Road
Front of the 2016 Ford Explorer
Side of the 2016 Ford Explorer
Interior of the 2016 Ford Explorer

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