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Compare 2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Dodge Durango
2017 Ford Explorer
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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $42,361 $43,995
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD 18 25 $42,361 $43,995
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum RWD 19 26 $39,873 $41,395
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $39,873 $41,395
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $38,734 $40,095
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $36,246 $37,495
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $43,012 $44,695
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $40,524 $42,095
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $32,410 $32,595
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $29,870 $29,995
Select style
Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 23 $32,626 $33,810
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $30,553 $31,660
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $41,853 $43,825
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $39,800 $41,675
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $50,839 $53,235
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $43,315 $45,355
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 23 $34,308 $35,925
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $32,255 $33,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,361
$32,626
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,995
$33,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$733 / month
$564 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Dodge Durango tows like an SUV, drives like a crossover—but crash test scores are a dull spot. The 2017 Ford Explorer adds a sport appearance package and Sync 3, both of which are important to today's SUV buyers.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
56 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
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 Order Code
TKJ NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4629
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Engine
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 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 255 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
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
All Wheel 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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.65
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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