Compare 2008 Ford Expedition EL vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2008 Ford Expedition EL
2008 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $32,203 $34,870
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $34,813 $37,770
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $35,940 $39,240
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $37,666 $41,400
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $38,535 $42,140
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $39,392 $43,340
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $40,247 $44,300
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $41,973 $46,240
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,203
$25,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,870
$27,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$581 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 48.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.0 39.2
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 58.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 59.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.8
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
131 119.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
56.7 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
221.3 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.7 74.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.1 39.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
51.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 200.8
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.6 20.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.2 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.5 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.4 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.3 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.8 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.9 NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 13.8 x .87
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.5 27
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
45.26 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.93 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.86
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G TY8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T5G TY8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3850
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 385
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2948 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12200 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7625 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
995 EKG
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.92
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Dodge Durango
Body Code
131" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Torsion Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -

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