Compare 2016 Dodge Durango vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Dodge Durango
2016 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 19 27 $35,741 $36,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $40,391 $41,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 19 27 $30,305 $30,495
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
Durango AWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,239 $39,595
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $42,889 $44,595
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $32,855 $33,095
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,740
$31,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,295
$33,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVs—if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is. The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
201.2 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TKY NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4629
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERC 998-1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6400 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.65
Summary
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.3
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
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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