Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2011 Dodge Durango

2011 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2011 Dodge Durango
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4MATIC 4-Door G550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door G550 11 15 $98,348 $105,750
4MATIC 4-Door G55 AMG 11 13 $115,739 $124,450
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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
$98,348
$27,737
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$105,750
$29,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1763 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
11 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 119.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.0 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 84.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 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)
12.3 x 1.2 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)
25.4 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 37.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 930
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 4756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
5.5L/333 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.41
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Dodge Durango
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Multi link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3

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