Compare 2013 Dodge Durango vs 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Honda Pilot

2013 Dodge Durango
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2013 Ford Explorer
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2013 Honda Pilot
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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
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,300 $38,620
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $34,935 $38,220
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,631
$29,312
$29,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$31,100
$31,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$518 / month
$530 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
7.6
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. The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
42.8 56.700 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.300 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.9 151.700 153.7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.200 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.500 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.700 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 61.000 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.600 41.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.800 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.300 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.800 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.800 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.400 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.600 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.900 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.000 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.600 7.97
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 197.100 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 70.400 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.000 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.800 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 80.700 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21.000 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.26 - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.600 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.750 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.900 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 - TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/65R17 P235/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4905 4697 4295
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ERB 998 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.840 1.071
Trans Type
5 6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.000 0.612
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.880 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.870 1.606
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.650 4.312
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.410 0.766
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.480 2.697
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.000 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.866 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) - 4 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6 8.7
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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