Compare 2012 Dodge Durango vs 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
Durango 2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
Durango AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
Durango AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,576
$28,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,995
$30,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$505 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse.
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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
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.2 151.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.6
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 7.6
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 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.0
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 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB 998
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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 Four 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)
3.09 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
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
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6
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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