Compare 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Dodge Durango
2018 Ford Explorer
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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum RWD 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $39,191 $40,495
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $36,643 $37,895
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $44,630 $46,345
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $42,082 $43,745
Durango SRT AWD 13 19 $61,281 $62,995
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $32,495 $32,595
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $29,895 $29,995
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $32,637 $34,175

Pricing

Invoice Price

$43,190
$33,090

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$44,795
$34,290

Monthly Payment Estimate

$747 / month
$572 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
6.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Dodge Durango prioritizes fun over practicality, but we’re fine with that. The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

TCC Likes

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 22 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Third Leg Room (in)

31.5 32

Second Head Room (in)

39.8 40.6

Third Hip Room (in)

42.8 40.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

50.4 61

Front Leg Room (in)

40.3 42.9

Third Head Room (in)

37.8 37.8

Front Hip Room (in)

57 57.3

Passenger Capacity

7 7

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)

42.8 56.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 61.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 151.7

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.1 67

Wheelbase (in)

119.8 112.8

Liftover Height (in)

32.2 -

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)

5000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6200 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6200 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

620 200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5088 4629

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6500 -

Wheels

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

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

650 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 175

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 540

Engine

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 @ 6500

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 22

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.87

Trans Order Code

DFT 44J

Transfer Case Model

None -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

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

Vehicle Name

Dodge Durango Ford Explorer

Body Code

S -

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

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 9.8

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- Standard SUV 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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