2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

At Terry’s Ford of Peotone, we don’t just want to sell our customers their vehicles — we also want to earn their loyalty. We do that by providing phenomenal vehicles like the 2015 Ford Explorer — we do everything we can to ensure that nothing substandard leaves our dealership.

That’s why we’re proud to stock the commanding 2015 Explorer. With its versatility and affordability, Bradley drivers will find that this SUV rises above any potential competitor, including the 2015 Dodge Durango.

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Ford Explorer When picking up a 2015 Dodge Durango, Bradley drivers can select one of two engines:

  • 5.7L HEMI V8 engine – with 360 hp.
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 – with 290 hp.

For a better range of driver choice, Ford has made three engines available for the 2015 Explorer:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 – with 290 hp
  • 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost – with 240 hp
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost – with 365 hp

The Dodge is able to offer slightly more power, but a mere increase of 5 hp is unlikely to make itself felt. With the Explorer, Peotone drivers are allowed a far better level of versatility. Instead of concentrating too much on power, the team at Ford has let you decide whether you’d prefer more horses or more mileage.

For example, if you want to go further on less, just choose the 2.0L EcoBoost engine, which boasts 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway, better than any engine offered with the 2015 Dodge Durango.

Standard Features

Ford Explorer The standard devices found in both the 2015 Ford Explorer and the 2015 Dodge Durango provide a good level of comfort and practicality. Safety features such as an anti-lock braking system and traction control, control technology such as a trip computer, and convenience systems such as remote keyless entry are fitted across all trim levels.

However, there are some basic devices you’d expect to be standard for which the Dodge Durango charges extra. For example, a CD player and mp3 decoder are not standard. In the Explorer, both are standard.

Optional Features

Ford ExplorerThe Durango wants Peotone and Bradley drivers to pay more for standard accessories, and that’s something that’s also seen in Dodge’s approach to additional amenities.

For example, an integrated navigation system is available for both the Durango and the Explorer, but the price varies dramatically. If you want one for your Durango Limited, the price is set at $1,395; to similarly upgrade your Explorer SE, it costs just $795. Likewise, the SE trim can be equipped with a trailer hitch receiver for $495, while the same device costs $1,395 for a Limited; and the maximum you’ll pay for a rear reverse system with the Explorer is $245, with the Durango that rises to $995.

Drive the 2015 Explorer at Terry’s Ford of Peotone

The 2015 Ford Explorer gives Bradley drivers more choice, a higher maximum mileage, and a set of optional and standard features that the 2015 Dodge Durango can’t beat. Come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone to take a look for yourself.