Compare 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Dodge Durango
2018 Ford Explorer
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RWD SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD SXT 19 26 $29,895 $29,995
AWD SXT 18 25 $32,495 $32,595
RWD GT 19 26 $36,643 $37,895
AWD GT 18 25 $39,191 $40,495
RWD Citadel 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
RWD Citadel Anodized Platinum 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
RWD R/T 14 22 $42,082 $43,745
AWD Citadel 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
AWD Citadel Anodized Platinum 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
AWD R/T 14 22 $44,630 $46,345
AWD SRT 13 19 $61,281 $62,995
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,895
$31,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$32,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$536 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 61
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 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
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
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 7.8
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
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)
47.7 21
Brakes
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 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TDC NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4443
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 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
Engine Order Code
ERC 998-1
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFT 44J
Transfer Case Model
None -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.8
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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