Compare 2013 Dodge Durango vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Dodge Durango
2013 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $37,631 $39,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $33,263 $35,195
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $34,446 $36,495
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $28,349 $29,795
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,838 $42,345
Durango AWD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $35,470 $37,545
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $37,017 $39,245
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $30,556 $32,145
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,631
$29,312
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$31,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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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 Head Room (in)
39.9 41.400
Second Hip Room (in)
42.8 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.9 151.700
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.200
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.500
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 61.000
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.600
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.800
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.300
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.800
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.000
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.900
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.600
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 70.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.800
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 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.26 - TBD -
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 0.87 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.900
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 - 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 4697
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.840
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.870
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.650
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.000
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) -
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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