2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Edge
The SUV market is bigger than ever, with vehicles ranging from compact crossovers to larger midsize models to even larger full-size options. Therefore, comparing all of your potential choices can become a little overwhelming. We understand this, which is why we frequently provide model comparisons like this one on our website. Here, we will be matching up the 2017 Dodge Durango vs the 2017 Ford Edge, two options for those shopping for a two-row or three-row midsize SUV.
When it comes to SUVs, the driving experience starts with the engine. Because of their larger size, SUVs can have a tendency for being dull to drive when equipped with an underpowered engine. Thankfully, Dodge clearly understood this and fit the Durango with a standard 295-horsepower power plant that delivers plenty of power. Though the standard engine on the Ford Edge does provide slightly more torque, the 2017 Durango blows away the Edge's low 245 horsepower.
Moreover, the Durango distinguishes itself in this comparison by offering an available 360 horsepower HEMI V8 putting out 390 lb.-ft. of torque. By comparison, it appears Ford aimed for a one-size-fits-all package in a market known for versatility, as the Edge offers no additional engine options.
|2017 Dodge Durango||VS||2017 Ford Edge|
|295 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque||Standard Engine Specs||245 hp, 275 lb.-ft. of torque|
|360 hp, 390 lb.-ft. of torque||Available Engine Specs||None|
|Up to 84.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Space||Up to 73.4 cu. ft.|
|Up to 7 passengers||Seating Capacity||Up to 5 passengers|
The 2017 Durango Delivers Versatility Where It Matters Most
A good SUV absolutely must be versatile. After all, it's a defining characteristic of the SUV segment, and the Durango delivers versatility everywhere it matters. Unfortunately, this isn't the case with every SUV, including the 2017 Edge.
That's because the Edge fails to offer an additional row of seating. This could be expected from smaller vehicles in the compact crossover market, but when it comes to midsize models, an additional third row is a must. Thankfully, the Durango has the passenger space many families need, capable of seating up to 7 people with an optional third row. When it comes to hauling cargo, the Durango has an advantage there too with up to 84.5 cu. ft. of space.
Though there are many more features we would love to compare between the 2017 Dodge Durango vs the 2017 Ford Edge, this comparison already makes it clear that the Durango has a serious advantage when it comes to delivering the essential capabilities and specs midsize SUV buyers should expect. If you'd like to learn more about the 2017 Dodge Durango or get behind the wheel, contact us at Parks Motors today.