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Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2016 - 2017 Ford Explorer Reliability by Generation2016 - 2017 Ford Explorer
38% Best 104% Worst
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2014 - 2017 Dodge Durango Reliability by Generation2014 - 2017 Dodge Durango
54.5714285714% Best 133% Worst
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2011 - 2015 Ford Explorer Reliability by Generation2011 - 2015 Ford Explorer
89.4285714286% Best 194% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2014 We don't yet have enough reliability data for the Dodge Durango, but the refreshed, closely related Jeep Grand Cherokee hasn't been faring well. Blame the new infotainment system, bugs in which apparently can affect everything in the instrument panel. In the tested vehicle, both the audio system and the climate control often behaved oddly. Most likely Chrysler will develop a thorough fix soon. But until then, glitches are likely. Two optional features that were problematic in recent years with the Grand Cherokee, an air suspension and a panoramic sunroof, aren't offered on the Durango. This said, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Hyundai Sante Fe also required an above average number of repairs in their first model year. Early glitches aren't unique to Dodge. full 2014 Dodge Durango review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Does not require much in the way of maintenence. full 2006 Dodge Durango review
2004 4dr SUV 330-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
with 110000 miles on it i put tires once front brakes once and a battery. full 2004 Dodge Durango review
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time
Our 2003 has had two minor recalls and two instances of vacuum hoses cracking, causing the "Check Engine" light to come on. Easy fixes and other than that, no problems at all. full 2003 Dodge Durango review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2014 We don't yet have enough reliability data for the Dodge Durango, but the refreshed, closely related Jeep Grand Cherokee hasn't been faring well. Blame the new infotainment system, bugs in which apparently can affect everything in the instrument panel. In the tested vehicle, both the audio system and the climate control often behaved oddly. Most likely Chrysler will develop a thorough fix soon. But until then, glitches are likely. Two optional features that were problematic in recent years with the Grand Cherokee, an air suspension and a panoramic sunroof, aren't offered on the Durango. This said, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Hyundai Sante Fe also required an above average number of repairs in their first model year. Early glitches aren't unique to Dodge. full 2014 Dodge Durango review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Does not require much in the way of maintenence. full 2006 Dodge Durango review
2004 4dr SUV 330-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
with 110000 miles on it i put tires once front brakes once and a battery. full 2004 Dodge Durango review
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time
Our 2003 has had two minor recalls and two instances of vacuum hoses cracking, causing the "Check Engine" light to come on. Easy fixes and other than that, no problems at all. full 2003 Dodge Durango review