Compare 2014 Dodge Durango vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Dodge Durango
2014 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $29,506 $29,995
AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $31,832 $32,395
2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $34,886 $36,495
AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,164 $38,895
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $37,462 $39,295
2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,026 $40,995
AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $39,740 $41,695
AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $41,304 $43,395
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,506
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Durango is a great family hauler, and a top-notch utility infielder when you need extra brawn—made better this year with some important upgrades. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57 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 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
201.2 197.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
700 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB 998-1
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 9.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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