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Compare 2011 Dodge Durango vs 2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Dodge Durango
2011 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,407 $42,020
Durango 2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $31,581 $33,420
Durango 2WD 4-Door Express 16 23 $27,737 $29,195
Durango 2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $28,942 $30,520
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,647 $35,690
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $41,337 $44,020
Durango AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $33,511 $35,420
Durango AWD 4-Door Express 16 22 $29,667 $31,195
Durango AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $30,872 $32,520
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $35,941 $38,090
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,407
$28,726
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,020
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$700 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 151.7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.0
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.8
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)
84.5 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.9 - TBD -
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)
13.8 x 1.3 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4905 4732
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Mini
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8

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