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2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Dodge Durango

  2013 Ford Explorer Sport 2013 Dodge Durango
MSRP
$29,100
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$29,795
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Invoice $27,427 $28,349
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 13/23
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
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Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models

Dislikes:

  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift

Likes:

  • A sophisticated, refined Dodge
  • Strong HEMI performance
  • Good SUV steering
  • Calmed-down ride
  • Stylish SUV cues, more inside than out

Dislikes:

  • Not easy to climb into third-row seat
  • Some side-to-side ride motion
  • Low gas mileage; needs more gears
  • No SRT8 model, unlike Jeep
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