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
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 193.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.1 51.3
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 1.0 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 25
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3019 4357
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 14
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Dodge Durango
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 33
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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