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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,098
$24,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,335
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$456 / month
$442 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.0
Third Leg Room (in) 34.4 NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Third Head Room (in) 39.2 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 58.7 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.3 72.8
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 119.2 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 39.6 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 200.8 -
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.0 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.4 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 102.4 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x .87 11.85 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.86 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TY8 T52
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code TY8 T52
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 385 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3850 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4625 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2329
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2107
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 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
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code EKG - TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.54
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.29
Trans Order Code DGV - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.92 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.22
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Torsion Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2200
Axle Type - Rear - Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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