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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
2WD 4-Door SXT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $29,506 $29,995
2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $34,886 $36,495
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $37,462 $39,295
AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $41,304 $43,395
2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,026 $40,995
AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $31,832 $32,395
AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,164 $38,895
AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $39,740 $41,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,506
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2014 Dodge Durango is a great family hauler, and a top-notch utility infielder when you need extra brawn—made better this year with some important upgrades.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 31.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61 58.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 56
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in) 67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 201.2
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 70.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 67 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 119.8
Liftover Height (in) - 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 84.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 24.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA TP5
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TP5
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4432 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 700
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 998-1 ERB
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
Engine Oil Cooler - Regular
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code 44J DFL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Trans PTO Access - No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Dodge Durango
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.45
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.45
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 9.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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