2017 Dodge Durango vs. Its Competition

2017 Dodge Durango
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Dodge Durango successfully straddles the lines between several kinds of utility vehicles.

It's more rugged than the Ford Explorer, as the Dodge's strong, tow-friendly V-8 has an easier time of it.

The Toyota Sequioa is a more trucklike offering; it carries more people and tows more weight, but it's less nimble and feels far less lavish than the Dodge.

The Chevy Traverse is suited to carrying people and pulling a light trailer—and the same goes for the Nissan Pathfinder, which has now also given up its truck roots and gone the way of a carlike ride and flip-and-fold, seven-passenger seating.

The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan probably makes a lot of sense (or at least more sense) for most busy families.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Dodge Durango tows like an SUV, drives like a crossover—but crash test scores are a dull spot.
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has aged gracefully; it's still one of GM's best minivan replacements.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plays to all the traditional minivan strengths, while it strikes out in exciting new directions in styling and in plug-in hybrid technology.
The 2017 Ford Explorer adds a sport appearance package and Sync 3, both of which are important to today's SUV buyers.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers good space for seven in a composed, quiet environment and it manages a some decent capability for off-road duty and towing.
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia hasn't kept up with the times, even for a body-on-frame SUV. Look closely at the competition.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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