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2020 Dodge Durango vs 2021 Ford Explorer

You are searching for a new spacious vehicle for your growing and changing family. There are two popular models that would be good fits at your next vehicle. They are the 2020 Dodge Durango and the 2021 Ford Explorer. The vehicles have similar fuel economies, similar engine sizes, and both have some great safety features. It is also important to note that the 2020 Dodge Durango can hold 5-7 people while the 2021 Ford Explorer can hold 7 people. In this 2020 Dodge Durango vs 2021 Ford Explorer comparison, we will take a closer look at some of the features that set these two vehicles apart.

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2020 Dodge Durango


2021 Ford Explorer


Starting MSRP*


6,200 pounds

Maximum Trailer Weight

5,300 pounds


Heated Seats

Not Available



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Which SUV is right for me, the Durango or the Explorer?

Let’s begin our comparison where most new vehicle journeys begin: the price. The 2020 Dodge Durango is almost $1,500 less than the 2021 Ford Explorer. What could you put that extra $1,500 towards?

Jumping behind both vehicles, the 2020 Dodge Durango can tow more than the 2021 Ford Explorer. The Durango has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds while the Explorer can only pull 5,300 pounds.

Are you someone who is typically cold? You would appreciate having a 2020 Dodge Durango. It is available with heated seats. Unfortunately, the 2021 Ford Explorer is not.

Finally, if you like having a sunroof open on a warn summer day, the 2020 Dodge Durango is available with one. On the other hand, the 2021 Ford Explorer does not have a sunroof available.

As you can see, if you are searching for a new vehicle that will not break the bank, has a high towing capacity, and great features, then the 2020 Dodge Durango would be a great option for you. Ready to learn more or schedule an appointment to see this vehicle in person? Please fill out the form below!

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

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