Compare 2018 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango Captivates Where Other Mid-Size SUVs Bore

Some drivers dread the arrival of the days where they need three-rows of seats to handle the transport tasks of their growing family, but with the Dodge Durango, they don't have to worry about losing the style and thrills that they love about smaller cars. A mid-size SUV that takes lots of notes from Dodge's lineup of supercars, the Durango is practical when you need it to be and thrilling when you want a rush of adrenaline.

The Dodge Durango is more than just powerful, and to prove that it's the perfect family vehicle that lets you keep your identity, we compared it to two competing mid-size SUVs: the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot. Drivers from Warwick to Newburgh, NY and beyond should read on if they're considering buying a mid-size SUV.


The Dodge Durango vs. The Toyota Highlander

  • Car shoppers are always looking for the best value, and the Dodge Durango provides it in a few ways. It has a lower starting price than the Toyota Highlander, and comes standard with advanced features, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, that the Highlander doesn't offer.
  • The Dodge Durango comes standard with a V6 engine that has 293 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque, and a max 6,200-pound towing capacity, which easily bests the specs of the Toyota Highlander's standard four-cylinder engine, 185 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque, and 1,500-pound-towing capacity. Oh yeah, the Dodge Durango also gets better EPA-estimated efficiency specs between these engines.
  • Monroe, NY car shoppers looking for more power will find that the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine of the Dodge Durango SRT® delivers just that with 475 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque, and 8,700-pound towing capacity. The Toyota Highlander doesn't come close to that power, and it can't handle towing over 5,000 pounds.
  • Inside the cabin, car shoppers will find more cubic feet of cargo room and more third-row legroom in the Dodge Durango, which also offers finer materials, like Nappa leather seats, than the Toyota Highlander.
  • If your backseat passengers want to watch movies or play video games when on the road, they'll find it easier to do in the Dodge Durango, which has two 9-inch screens and an HDMI port in its rear seats entertainment package. The Toyota Highlander only offers one 9-inch screen and no HDMI ports.

The Dodge Durango vs. The Honda Pilot

  • With a lower starting price, better standard features, and a greater range of available features, the Dodge Durango provides more value, and more in general, than the Honda Pilot.
  • While the Honda Pilot comes standard with a V6, it is the only engine it offers, and it still has less horsepower, 280, than each of the Dodge Durango's three engine options, including much less than the 475 horsepower of the HEMI V8 the Durango SRT offers.
  • That power, and features like trailer sway control, gives the Dodge Durango a clear advantage when trailering. Its max 8,700-pound towing capacity is able to handle larger boats and campers of Middletown drivers, which the Honda Pilot and its max 5,000-pound capacity may not.
  • Further improving performance, the Dodge Durango has a near perfect 50/50 front to rear weight distribution and offers features like four-wheel drive and Launch Control, which the Honda Pilot does not.
  • For passenger entertainment, the Dodge Durango offers a Beats Audio™ Premium Audio System and a dual-screen rear seat entertainment system. The Honda Pilot doesn't offer a sound system as immersive and is only available with one screen for all back seat passengers to share.



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If you're looking to see why the Dodge Durango may be the vehicle for you, reach out to us today to set up a test drive and ask any questions you may have about the exciting mid-size SUV!

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