Originally Posted by Teledatageek
Will report next week. Curious - what model Explorer did you drive and what model Durango? What did you view as advantages/disadvantages between the two?
I thought the Durango felt a lot like my '11 Jeep GC Overland (which I really liked).
Good question. At the time the test drives were all in Durango Crew trims, but we knew we would be ordering a 2014 Limited (this was in late 2013). I think the Explorer was the equivalent trim to the Crew.
My wife had issues with passenger seat comfort and the seat height relative to the view out the windshield.
Neither of us cared for how it drove, and I though the instrument cluster was set to low relative to looking out the windshield. Put differently, I thought it took to much of a look down to see the instruments in normal driving.
I also didn't care for the operation of the turn signal stalk (I didn't like how it moved back to center position after signaling a turn).
Access to the third row was more difficult, and I don't think we cared for the arrangement of the space behind the third row.