If you are in the market for a powerful, comfortable, and roomy SUV, luckily for you, there are plenty of options available. Still, the 2021 Dodge Durango and 2021 Toyota Highlander seem like two significant entries. Both are priced at around $32,000 MSRP, so let’s see how they compare.
Both have decent options on the interior and safety departments and start with plenty of features on the base trim. Both have sound infotainment systems compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. However, with extra features, the 2021 Dodge Durango improves by a lot. From an even better infotainment system to premium audio, leather seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, every possible safety feature, and many more features on the inside along with the outside, you’ll have trouble counting all the upgrades on the 2021 Dodge Durango.
When powertrains are concerned, the 2021 Dodge Durango also comes mighty high with four options, both outstanding in their own regard. It comes with a 3.6L V6 with 290 hp and 258 lb*ft of torque as standard. The other options are a 5.7L HEMI V8, a 6.4L HEMI V8, or a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 as found on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Dodge uses an 8-speed automatic transmission in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive format. However, the Highlander has only two options: a 3.5L V6 as standard with 295 hp and 267 lb*ft of torque or a hybrid powertrain, which will get costly if it ever breaks down.
As such, if you are looking for a comfortable and powerful SUV, the 2021 Dodge Durango comes on top due to the large variety of options available, allowing you to customize your experience to the fullest, compared to the limited options that the Highlander offers. Owners are very pleased with their Durango, praising its comfort, power, towing capacity, and cargo for the most part. Whether you are in Plainfield, Indianapolis, Avon, or surrounding areas, come on over to York CDJRF of Crawfordsville, where “We’re not #1, you are!”
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