Compare 2003 Ford Escape vs 2003 Dodge Durango

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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,401
$24,719
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,710
$27,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.0 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
173.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.1 70.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
36.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 193.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.1 51.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
59.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.2 88.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 1.0 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.65 11 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 25
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R17 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P245/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 470
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3019 4357
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 136
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 290 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
99B EVA
Displacement
2.0L/121 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5400 230 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 14
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.67 Upshift/1.50 Kickdown
Trans Order Code
443 DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Dodge Durango
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 33
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 41
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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