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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Base
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
2WD 4-Door Express
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Express 16 23 $27,737 $29,195
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $31,581 $33,420
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,407 $42,020
AWD 4-Door Express 16 22 $29,667 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $33,511 $35,420
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $41,337 $44,020
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $28,942 $30,520
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,647 $35,690
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $30,872 $32,520
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $35,941 $38,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,886
$27,737
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$29,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 67.0 63.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - TP5
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557 4756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 160
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.19
Trans Order Code 44J DGJ
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Dodge Durango
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
 
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