Ford vs. Dodge: Which Brand Is Better?

Apr 18, 2018 - 2 minute read

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A lot of today’s car shoppers take great pride in buying vehicles produced by American automakers. There are millions of drivers from across the country who love Ford vehicles. From the tough-nosed Ford F-150 to the smile-inducing Ford Mustang, Ford has plenty of great models in its lineup. Dodge has also become a popular choice. Let’s find out which one of these manufacturers is the better brand.


When it comes to performance, Ford is the clear winner. It produces a long list of fun-to-drive vehicles. While Dodge offers several powerful models, Ford gives you a more versatile lineup to choose from. Featuring a 350-horsepower engine, the Ford Focus RS is among the fastest “hot hatches” on the market. Unfortunately, Dodge doesn’t even offer a high-performance hatchback. If you’re seeking an exhilarating sports car that can go head-to-head with the best, the dynamic Ford GT will get your attention. Meanwhile, the 2018 Ford F-150 has the highest towing capacity in its class.


Ford considers passenger safety to be a big priority. As a testament to Ford’s commitment to building secure vehicles, the overwhelming majority of its cars have earned a five-star overall safety rating. While Dodge also produces safe vehicles, Ford’s exclusive technologies give it the edge. Parents can certainly take advantage of Ford’s thoughtful MyKey feature, which enables them to set a speed limit and other driving restrictions for their teenagers. Dodge fails to offer a similar innovation.


Like most people, you probably consider styling to be a big factor when choosing a new vehicle. Ford vehicles certainly stand out from the crowd. Every year, Ford tries to elevate the appearance of its vehicles. For example, it enhanced the 2018 Mustang’s appearance by installing a new hood and sleeker headlamps. Although Dodge has some eye-catching vehicles, they don’t demand as much attention on the road.

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