Compare 2015 Dodge Durango vs 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Dodge Durango
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2015 Ford Explorer
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2015 Honda Pilot
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Select style
2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,710 $41,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,711 $36,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $38,780 $40,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $30,275 $30,495
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $42,203 $43,895
Durango AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $38,204 $39,595
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $41,273 $42,895
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $32,820 $33,095
Select style
4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
Select style
2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,371 $32,120
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,336 $35,370
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $34,160 $37,370
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,795 $36,970
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,319 $29,870
Pilot 2WD 4-Door SE 18 25 $30,283 $33,120
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $36,577 $40,020
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,831 $33,720
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,795 $36,970
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,619 $38,970
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $35,254 $38,570
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,778 $31,470
Pilot 4WD 4-Door SE 17 24 $31,743 $34,720
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $38,036 $41,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,710
$30,820
$29,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,295
$32,700
$32,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$545 / month
$535 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Dodge Durango hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV. The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2015 Honda Pilot is one of the most practical and family-friendly vehicles in its segment, despite its boxy, truck-like appearance.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56 56.7 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.3 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7 153.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 71 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.3 8
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.6 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 80.7 87
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21 18
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.8 47.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8 13.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6 21
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9 37.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18 P235/60TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4610 4295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 650 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
700 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ERB 998-1 NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6400 290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48 2.70
Trans PTO Access
No - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84 1.07
Trans Type
8 6 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J NA
Transfer Case Model
None - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.65 4.31
Summary
Body Code
S - -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 - -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.3 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 5.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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