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Old 11-05-2017, 01:41 AM
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Expedition Vs Durango RT

Well my 13 Expedition just doesn’t seem to be running right after getting smoked from behind by a dui driver. She’s been good to me just ringing in at 139k. Looking to unexpectedly upgrade here . So the Durango RT would be pretty much loaded leather and every option. Or do I give up some options like leather , cooled seats ( which I love) to keep the bigger truck?

Both have tow packages.


I have never been a dodge guy every. Owned 9 Tahoe Yukon variants before I went to this Expo , and quite honestly I was skeptical about the eco boost , but driving one in Colorado for 2 weeks has me sold on its power and MPG’s. The ford just rides better than any of the GM trucks in my opinion so I do t every see myself going back there. Just something about the Durango having that sports car power and sound that’s kinda got me interested.

The reviews on the new Durango seem legit so what says Teamtalk . I don’t tow nearly as much as I used to we will say 3 long 4 hr trips one way on average.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:04 PM
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I've been a ford guy since 2002 - aside from some mechanical issues covered under warranty never been stranded by my fords .. before I buy vehicles cuz I don't buy new anymore - I look at what older vehicles are on the road.. in the older SUV and trucks I see over 90% ford, gm up here by us swat.

I do like the RT package on the dodges and I like the turbo over the VVT on the dodges - even tho' VVT is used on boosted GDI engines.

I have half leather half cloth - heated and cooled seats - I actually like the cloth/leather combo and will choose that over all leather if offered when it's that time again for me.

Glad your posts did not include any injuries.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:19 PM
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Wait to drive the all new expedition first before jumping in. I have an 08 el I have been wanting to upgrade since 15, however I have been waiting patiently for this new model to drop. Should show up on dealer lots before the end of the month. Lots of new options and accessories.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:44 PM
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I hear ya mike.



Unfortunately the reason for the deal on the 17 Expo is due to the redesign. I am looking at 10k off MSRP and 0% for 60 . USAA car buying service really can’t be beat.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:50 PM
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I’ve got a new 18’ expidition in order. Can’t wait.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:54 PM
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I have a 2015 Dodge Durango Citadel, with the V-8. All I can say,

Does have less towing capacity, than the Expedition. (6,000lbs) Not sure, about the RT, I don't know if they had a tow package for it. The RT has a different, suspension setup.

But 50 more hp, and less weight....

My fully loaded CITADEL, (excluding 4 wheel drive opt) was $20,000 less than the Yukon
I was considering. Interior, is only slightly smaller. Parking lot handling, is great.

For most people, the V6 (with 310 hp, which was the same as, my old expedition) is more than enough..for most people, but the tow rating is much less.

The v-8 has, an 8 speed tranny (in 2015, from Diamler-Benz), not sure if that has change since being bought by Fiat.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:10 PM
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For build quality and longevity, I'd go with the expedition. Not to mention more room and the ability to seat 8 if you get the right seating option.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:00 PM
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For build quality and longevity, I'd go with the expedition. Not to mention more room and the ability to seat 8 if you get the right seating option.
This. Iíve read a lot of bad reviews about the Durango. Itís too bad, because the RT looks awesome!! The expedition will definitely tow better and be more stable.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:56 AM
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Love my '12 expo for towing the boat and anything else. Barely feels like anything is back there.

Hoping to get plenty of more years out of it (currently creeping up to 100k miles). What sucks is how expensive the larger SUV's are in general.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:05 AM
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Just saying, the 2018 Durango SRT can pull 8700.
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