The Ford Explorer practically invented the family SUV, and for 2016 it is still one of the best choices out there. Bring your kids to Butler Ford in Ashland, OR and see how perfect it is as the go everywhere do everything family car. People visit us from all over the Medford Metro Area, Grants Pass, and Klamath Falls, OR for our great deals and friendly staff, and you should too.
The Dodge Durango is a big old school SUV with V8 power, but it is better suited for towing or off-roading than for runs to the store and commuting.
People buy 3 row SUVs to carry the whole family, and also their stuff. The Explorer has about the same room for passengers, but an extra helping of cargo space to the tune of almost 4 cubic feet. Explorer also gives you more leg and shoulder room in all 3 rows, and greater head and hip room in the first 2.
The Ford EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo 4-cylinder motor optional on the Explorer delivers best in class fuel economy. It beats even the most frugal Durango V6 by 1 mpg city, 3 highway, while beating its torque rating by a healthy 40 lb-ft. The Explorer with the 4 cylinder is also available in all-wheel drive, and can even tow up to 3,000lbs.
Both of these SUVs have plenty of airbags and Safety features, but the Explorer has some exclusives. Only the Ford gives you Curve Control, which applies the brakes automatically if you enter a corner too fast. The Explorer also has the MyKey parental control system, which limits teen drivers and monitors them with GPS. Also in NHTSA ratings the Explorer gets a 5-star overall rating, while the Durango gets just 4. One of the areas that work against the Durango is its taller 4 x 4, which is rated lower in rollover than the Explorer, though the 2WD versions are nearly identical.
The 2016 Ford Explore was built from the ground up to be the perfect family vehicle for any family. If you live in Klamath Falls or Grants Pass, OR or anywhere in the area, you should come take it for a test drive at Butler Ford in Ashland, OR.View Inventory