Intrinsically tied since the inception of automobiles, Dodge and Ford have continued to reign as storied automakers, but which one is the best? Through their similar and competing offerings of cars, SUVs and trucks, explore with us how these two stack up against the other, and why one will leave you more satisfied than the other. From highlights like the Dodge Challenger vs. the Ford Mustang, to the Dodge Ram 1500 vs. the Ford F-150, and the Dodge Durango vs. the Ford Explorer, many of their vehicles operate in similar realms, but only one can rise above. Explore some of these comparisons below from your top Dodge Edmonton dealer, Great West Chrysler!
Dodge Vs. Ford: Cars
The muscle car segment has highlighted the clash between these two brands for decades, as their modern iterations introduce yet another level of competition between the two. Both the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang maintain their traditional sports car look, while simultaneously modernizing its build (including technology), but only one rises above on what matters most for muscle cars: performance. The top level of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 might get 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque out of its 5.2L Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8 engine, but the Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Redeye ups it with 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque from its High-Output 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® SRT® Hellcat Redeye V8. If you want the most powerful muscle car, you come to Dodge.
Dodge Vs. Ford: SUVs
Capability, size and performance are the names of the game with both Dodge and Ford SUVs, and none are more representative than the Durango and Explorer. While space is neck-and-neck with the similarly-sized Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer in their both modern SUV designs, a familiar feature puts the Dodge ahead. Like the muscle car comparison of previous, the Durango vs. Explorer performance comparison goes Dodge’s way as well. The 6.4L HEMI VVT V8 engine on the SRT trim gets to 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, while the Ford only gets to 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. A large disparity in power isn’t anything new to Dodge when comparing against Ford, and the Durango vs. Explorer isn’t any different.
Dodge Vs. Ford: Trucks
Maybe one of the most premier competitions between the two brands, the pick-up truck options from Dodge and Ford have been heavyweights in their segments since the beginnings. While the Dodge Ram 1500 is now just the Ram 1500, after the brand split from Dodge, it still finds itself up against the Ford F-150 more often than not. The 1500, even on an aesthetic level inside and out, shows up the F-150 with its distinguished luxury and convenience. Everything from real wood to leather outfits the interior, and maintains a quiet cabin, so even when the Ram engine is roaring you’ll hardly hear it. The F-150 does have some high-quality materials, but on the lower end, there’s a bit too much plastic material to match the Ram’s level. The Ram also has the largest available touchscreen for its segment, providing you a simple hub for connectivity in the pickup. While the two trucks may jockey back and forth in different categories, the Ram 1500 has improved year after year to top the truck market. Highlighted by exterior/interior design, smooth handling, fuel economy and overall well-rounded utilities, the Dodge Ram 1500 is your top pickup choice between Dodge and Ford.
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