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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,656
$26,837
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,995
$28,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$471 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 42.8 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.6
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.2 151.7
Third Leg Room (in) 31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.6
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 67.0
Wheelbase (in) 119.8 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.5 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 21.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.7 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TP5 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Rear Tire Size P265/60R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TP5 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/60R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4756 4557
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 175
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ERB 998
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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