Compare 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Dodge Durango
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2018 Ford Explorer
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2018 Honda Pilot
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $30,475 $33,330
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $32,208 $35,230
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $33,603 $36,760
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $35,336 $38,660
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/RES 2WD 19 27 $35,063 $38,360
Pilot EX-L w/RES AWD 18 26 $36,796 $40,260
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,372 $47,470
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,258 $30,900
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $29,991 $32,800
Pilot Touring 2WD 20 27 $38,355 $41,970
Pilot Touring AWD 19 26 $40,088 $43,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,190
$33,090
$30,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,795
$34,290
$33,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$747 / month
$572 / month
$556 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
7.3
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. The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.5 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
42.8 56.8 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.5 62
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 32 31.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.6 40.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.7 44.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 61 62
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.8 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7 152.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.8 111
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70 69.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 80.7 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 21 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.8 46.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TKJ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKJ NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 2000 3500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4629 4074
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
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 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 175 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 - -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 255 @ 4000 262 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
ERC 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 280 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48 3.36
Trans PTO Access
No - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84 1.49
Trans Type
8 6 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87 2.10
Trans Order Code
DFT 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.65 4.25
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Body Code
S - -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 - -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.8 8.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small 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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