Compare 2019 Dodge Durango vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Dodge Durango
2019 Ford Explorer
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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $44,165 $45,845
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD 18 25 $44,165 $45,845
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum RWD 19 26 $41,632 $43,245
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $41,632 $43,245
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $36,401 $37,495
Durango GT Plus AWD 18 25 $36,401 $37,495
Durango GT Plus RWD 19 26 $33,868 $34,895
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $33,868 $34,895
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $45,095 $46,845
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $42,562 $44,245
Durango SRT AWD 13 19 $61,512 $63,245
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $32,856 $33,045
Durango SXT Plus AWD 18 25 $32,856 $33,045
Durango SXT Plus RWD 19 26 $30,276 $30,445
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $30,276 $30,445
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,165
$33,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,845
$34,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$764 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The muscle-SUV 2019 Dodge Durango offers engaging handling and powerful engines, but it's falling behind in terms of safety. The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
42.8 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
6 7
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
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
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
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 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
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
All Wheel Drive Four 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 -
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
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 -
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
8.4 9.8
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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