Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 Dodge Durango

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Dodge Durango
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
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2WD 4-Door Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Express 16 23 $27,737 $29,195
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $28,942 $30,520
AWD 4-Door Express 16 22 $29,667 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $30,872 $32,520
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $31,581 $33,420
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $33,511 $35,420
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,647 $35,690
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $35,941 $38,090
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,407 $42,020
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $41,337 $44,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,886
$27,737
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$29,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. The 2011 Dodge Durango is the anti-crossover, especially with the HEMI and R/T trim, and if the world still sanctioned big SUVs for small families, the Durango would be elbowing its way to driveways everywhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 119.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 84.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TP5
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TP5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 930
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4557 4756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 750
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998 ERB
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.19
Trans Order Code
44J DGJ
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Dodge Durango
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3

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