If you’re having a hard time coming up with the next midsize SUV to add to your automotive arsenal, we at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram would like to draw your attention to the 2020 Dodge Durango. We know you’ll be completely swept off your feet when you join one of our friendly representatives on a test drive. Until then, check out how this ride compares one of its competitors—the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder.
The 2020 Durango starts things off on the right foot with its standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, which can crank out a staggering 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque when you give the command. That being said, if you want to leave fellow commuters in your dust, consider springing for the available 5.7L Hemi® V8 system, as it can put out riveting 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. The SUV from Dodge also offers an available 6.4L Hemi® V8 system for individuals who like to be at the reins of the utmost power. When you tap on the gas, it will roar to the tune of 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, making it possible to handle an 8,700-lb. maximum towing capacity1. Unfortunately, the Nissan just can’t keep up with its one engine option, the 3.5L V6 system, which can only pump out a less-than-satisfying 284 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque for a 6,000- lb. maximum towing capacity2.
After a long day at work, you need a relaxing cabin that can take some of the weight off of your shoulders. Fortunately, that’s exactly what you can expect from the 2020 Dodge Durango. To start, it allows you to customize the interior to suit your personality. From there, the highest trim level of this ride comes with seven upholstery options to select from, including Capri Leather in Black and Double-Cross Mesh in Light Frost Beige. On the other side of things, the highest edition of the Pathfinder only offers two upholstery choices. Additionally, if you frequently transport large items down Interstate 65, you’ll appreciate that the Durango offers a substantial 84.5 cubic ft. of cargo volume3. This number completely outshines the Pathfinder’s 79.5 cubic ft. of storage space4.
While the 2020 Durango and 2020 Pathfinder both offer similar available safety features such as Forward Collision Warning5 and a Blind Spot Monitor6, the former gets a slight edge for technologies that the latter fails to provide. For instance, the SUV from Dodge provides additional stopping power with Rain Brake Support, which applies light pressure to remove water from the pads when you find yourself in a downpour. Plus, with Ready-Alert Braking, if you suddenly remove your foot from the accelerator, this system will activate and prepare for a panic stop. We can’t forget to mention that the Durango’s base trim comes with an AWD system, while the Pathfinder fails to provide the same feature in its base edition.
Between the 2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder in Indianapolis, IN, which SUV do you think came out on top? If you’re like us at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, you support the Durango. Contact us as soon as you can!
1. When properly equipped.
2. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
3. Limited by weight and distribution.
4. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.
5. Always drive carefully, consistent with the conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws.
6. Always check visually for vehicles prior to changing lanes.