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4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport 14 19 $24,719 $27,010
4-Door 4WD Sport 14 18 $26,641 $29,130
4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,386 $31,130
4-Door 4WD SLT 14 18 $30,308 $33,250
4-Door SLT Plus 14 19 $30,793 $33,835
4-Door 4WD SLT Plus 14 18 $32,906 $36,170
4-Door 4WD R/T 12 17 $35,358 $38,925
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,719
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,010
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 71.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 72.1
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
88.0 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
51.3 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 720
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 328
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4357 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2240
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5420
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.6 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
EVA NA
Displacement
4.7L/287 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 4600 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 Upshift/1.50 Kickdown 2.44
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.25
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
33 32.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
41 32.00
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil spring
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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