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2022 Dodge Durango Vs. 2022 Ford Expedition: What Is The Best Family SUV To Lease?

Even with some shoppers shifting focus to the sporty crossover SUVs, three-row SUVs are still the top choice for many American families. For years and still counting, the full-size three-row family SUVs have been there for many families, shuttling the whole family to and fro during the week, whether it’s to school, work, sports practice, or grocery store. On weekends, these workaholics take us on our weekend adventures—never taking a break.

Many options crowd the full-size three-row SUV segment. But the Dodge Durango and the Ford Expedition stand out. These two SUVs have been around for quite some time, taking the whole family and cargo anywhere, each in their unique way.

If you’re considering leasing a large SUV that can tow and haul everything without a flinch, the 2022 Dodge Durango and the 2022 Ford Expedition fits the description better. But between these two American three-row SUVs, which is a more family-friendly option to lease?

The Update

If you find the famous three-row SUVs segment unexciting, leasing the 2022 Dodge Durango will undoubtedly thrill you. The Durango is made by the iconic Dodge brand, famous for its lineup of muscle cars. The 2022 Durango, like every Durango before it, offers a wonderful blend of muscle car and SUV nature.

For the 2022 model year, the Durango continues to be part of the third generation that debuted in 2011, meaning that it has gone over a decade now without a full redesign. Dodge has dropped the Hellcat model from the 2022 Durango lineup. Shoppers who still want more power can lease the SRT model with 475 horses. All models, including the base SXT model, now come standard with blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and roof rails. Also, the formerly optional third-row seats are now standard. Higher up the trim, Dodge has made more features standard. In the GT models, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, remote start, and power liftgate are now standard. Next up, the GT Plus and R/T Plus models now gain adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning, leather-and-suede upholstery, and heated rear seats.

On the other hand, the Ford Explorer the largest Ford SUV and a well-recognized marque in the three-row SUV class. While not much has changed since Ford introduced the fourth generation of Expedition in 2018, it still comes with some minor updates and upgrades to keep it going against tough competition.

For 2022, Ford gives the Expedition lineup many important upgrades, including fresher exterior design, new interior styling, and many cool new features. The 2022 Expedition lineup gets a restyled front and rear styling. On the inside, the cabin gets a new dashboard with an even larger standard 12.0-inch infotainment screen, optional 15.5-inch screen. There has also been a lot of improvement in its interior materials. An available Performance package on the Limited trim with a sport-tuned suspension makes the high-performance twin-turbo V6 even more powerful. Finally, the new Expedition now affords Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driver-assist system.

Powertrain And Transmission

While the Durango offers wide powertrain choices, you should consider leasing the 2022 Ford Expedition if you want more power and more torque. The Expedition gets an extra 80 horses and 80 more torque than the Durango.

Of course, this is only from the base model because if you need something with more power, the Durango SRT model will give you just that, but the Expedition still provides more torque regardless.

While the Durango uses an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Expedition utilizes a 10-speed automatic to send power to RWD or 4WD.

Dodge stacks the 2022 Durango with trio powertrain choices. The first is a 3.6-liter V6 engine making 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Higher up the trim levels are two optional V8s; a 5.7-liter V8 makes 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. The second is found under the hood of the SRT model, a naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 that pumps 475 horses and 470 lb-ft.

In contrast, the Expedition is powered by a sole powertrain, but it is offered in different configurations, giving different horses and torque. The base model is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This same V6 engine is tuned to churn out up to 440 horses and 510 lb-ft in higher trims.

Handling And Performance

If you’ve got your eyes on leasing a fun-to-drive and family-friendly SUV, leasing the 2022 Dodge Durango offers you the perfect blend of the two, more than the Expedition.

While the 2022 Expedition rewards passengers more with a comfortable ride, it seems to do so at the expense of nimble handling and an unresponsive steering feel. No doubt, these two SUVs are big, making for a more comfortable ride but with poor steering feel and a little hard to maneuver. Both SUVs also afford a rear suspension that helps deliver a better ride quality. However, the Durango offers comparable sport-like performance.

Fuel Economy

You will be making fewer stops at the gas station when you lease the 2022 Durango. While these two SUVs are not the most efficient three-row SUVs out there, they have similar numbers. The EPA estimates the 2022 Durango with the base rear-wheel-drive models to return 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. When you opt to the V6 all-wheel drive models, these numbers drop by one. In contrast, the 2022 Expedition gets 17/23 mpg city/highway with RWD and drops one mpg with the AWD.


The 2022 Durango and 2022 Expedition offer a big and elegant cabin with quality materials and soft-touch plastics, but the new Durango, with its newly restyled cabin, affords fancier materials and more niceties.

The infotainment system is great in both SUVs. While the Durango uses an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, the Expedition offers a redesigned infotainment system that sports a large 12.0-inch touchscreen with many nice features.

Up to seven people can sit in the comfy 2022 Durango seats, while the Expedition can take as many as eight people. The Expedition is bigger than the Durango, meaning it has more passenger and cargo space than the Durango.

Whether you want an SUV that is great for towing or has a cavernous passenger and cargo space, or more power, you can never go wrong with the 2022 Durango or the 2022 Expedition. To lease any of these at an unbeatable rate, contact VIP Auto Lease Of Long Island 164 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021 516-487-2886 https://www.vipautoli.com/.

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