2015 Dodge Durango vs. Its Competition

2015 Dodge Durango
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2015 Dodge Durango successfully straddles several kinds of utility vehicles.

It's sized and competes as a three-row crossover, but it's also endowed with medium-duty all-wheel drive and some pretty impressive towing ability.

It's more rugged than the Ford Explorer, offering the V-8 Ford no longer sells and trumps it in towing capacity.

The Toyota Sequioa carries more people and tows more weight, but it's less nimble and feels less nice than the Dodge, period.

The Chevy Traverse is suited to carrying people and pulling a light trailer--and the same goes for the recently redone Nissan Pathfinder, as it gives up on its truck roots entirely and goes carlike with its drivetrain and its flip-and-fold, seven-passenger seating.

Meanwhile Dodge's own Grand Caravan, for those willing to own up to reality, probably makes a lot of sense (or at least more sense) for busy families, unless you're moving a large boat on weekends.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2015 Dodge Durango hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV.
8.0
The 2015 Chevy Traverse may look a little sedate, but it offers plenty of comfort and practicality for the whole family.
7.8
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the evolved version of the original minivan, supplying the useful features and clever touches at a very good value.
8.4
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
8.0
The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder reels off its crossover basics with ease, but doesn't get too adventurous in handling or off-roading.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too.
MSRP From     
$30,495$30,995$21,795$30,700$29,510$44,395
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD MinivansStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door SXTFWD 4-Door LS4-Door Wagon American Value PkgFWD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door S *Ltd Avail*RWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
787778
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilityPassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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