2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Dodge Durango

Drivers looking for a new family SUV with a long list of standard safety features, plenty of high-tech entertainment features and a variety of powerful engine options will want to check out the 2017 Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer has been known for its reliability and brute strength for a long time, and the 2017 model year definitely continues that trend.

When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, it’s important to do as much thorough research as you can. A great way to make sure the vehicle you have your eye on is the best fit for you is to compare it to similar makes and models, so we’re comparing the 2017 Explorer with one of its top rivals: the 2017 Dodge Durango. Read on for a detailed head-to-head comparison between these two great SUVs!

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2017 Ford Explorer Base Trim vs 2017 Dodge Durango XLT
7 Seating Capacity 5
7.0 seconds Acceleration Time(0-60 mph) 8.1 seconds
5 stars NHTSA Frontal Crash Test Ratings 4 stars
Standard on all trims MP3 Capability Available on select trims

The 2017 Dodge Durango comes in six trim levels: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel, R/T and Citadel Anodized Platinum. The SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel and Citadel Anodized Platinum trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 293 horsepower, while the R/T trim comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 360 horsepower. Passenger capacity varies between trim levels as well. The SXT and SXT Plus trims have a maximum seating capacity of five, the GT, Citadel and R/T trims offer seating for up to seven, and the Citadel Anodized Platinum trim has a maximum seating capacity of six. All trim levels come standard with features like 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, automatic headlamps, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, the LATCH system, power windows and door locks, Ready Alert Braking, a rear window wiper, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Traction Control.

The 2017 Ford Explorer comes in five trim levels: Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. The Explorer and XLT trims come standard with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, the Limited trim has a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and the Sport and Platinum trims both come standard with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that produces a best-in-class 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. All trims come standard with handling features like Electronic Power Assist Steering, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control and cruise control. All trims also come standard with great safety features like AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Belt-Minder®, the LATCH System, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, the Safety Canopy® System and Traction Control. Available advanced safety systems include the Lane-Keeping System, Enhanced Active Park Assist, a front 180-degree camera, the Forward Sensing System, the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support.

If you’re in the market for a new family SUV, you’re probably looking for a wide range of standard and available safety features, plenty of interior space and top crash test scores. The 2017 Ford Explorer offers these features, plus many more! Drivers ready to get behind the wheel of this great SUV and see why it’s one of our favorite family SUVs are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online at Matt Castrucci Ford of Milford today!

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