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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 16 23 $28,349 $29,795
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $33,263 $35,195
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $34,446 $36,495
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $37,631 $39,995
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $30,556 $32,145
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $35,470 $37,545
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $37,017 $39,245
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,838 $42,345
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,349
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,795
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$485 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.800
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.300
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 50.800
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 39.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.400
Second Hip Room (in) 42.8 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.9 151.700
Third Leg Room (in) 31.5 33.200
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 40.500
Third Hip Room (in) 42.8 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 61.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.600
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.600
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.6 70.400
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 67.000
Wheelbase (in) 119.8 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 78.900
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 67.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 21.000
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 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.26 - TBD -
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) 13.0 x 0.55 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 18.600
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.67 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.200
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TP5 - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4756 4534
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.870
Trans Order Code DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.480
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.840
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.880
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.000
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short-Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2012) -
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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