2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Dodge Durango 

2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Dodge Durango

If you’re shopping for a new midsize SUV with distinctive styling and full-size utility, the 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2021 Dodge Durango are two excellent options competing for a chance to take up space in your family’s driveway.

The comparison table provided highlights some of the most important factors SUV shoppers consider when choosing between the 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2021 Dodge Durango. Atlanta-area drivers leaning towards the Ford Explorer can stop in and test drive the best-selling SUV in person at Akins Ford.

2021 Ford Explorer 


2021 Dodge Durango

$32,225  Starting MSRP $31,765
300-horsepower, 2.3-liter turbocharged I4  Base Engine 293-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6
Up to 21 city/28 hybrid mpg  Fuel Economy (Gas Only) Up to 19 city/26 hwy mpg
18.2 cubic feet Cargo Volume 17.2 cubic feet

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Perhaps one of the biggest differences between the Ford Explorer and the Dodge Durango is the range of standard and available features you get for your investment. As part of the standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite, the Ford Explorer includes intelligent safety features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams. The Durango does not have any comparable active safety features or driver assists built into its starting price. Other notable features available on the 2021 Ford Explorer include the optional 10.1-inch vertical touchscreen, a 360-degree camera system, wireless charging, massaging front seats, and so much more.

If you’re attracted to the Durango's penchant for gutsy engines, we suggest checking out the Explorer ST or the Explorer Platinum. Both upgrade to a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that doles out 365 horsepower in the Platinum, or 400 horsepower in the ST. As the lineup’s performance-focused SUV, the Explorer ST also gets its own sport-tuned suspension, standard all-wheel drive, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, and more.

Looking for a new crossover or SUV in the Atlanta area? Those interested can reach out to the Akins Ford team for more information on the various advantages the best-selling 2021 Ford Explorer offers over competing midsize SUVs.