Compare 2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Ford Explorer

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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $43,975 $45,595
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD 18 25 $43,975 $45,595
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum RWD 19 26 $41,416 $42,995
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $41,416 $42,995
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $36,455 $37,595
Durango GT Plus AWD 18 25 $36,455 $37,595
Durango GT Plus RWD 19 26 $33,896 $34,995
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $33,896 $34,995
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $45,291 $46,995
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $42,732 $44,395
Durango SRT AWD 13 19 $61,496 $62,995
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $33,108 $33,395
Durango SXT Plus AWD 18 25 $33,108 $33,395
Durango SXT Plus RWD 19 26 $30,502 $30,795
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $30,502 $30,795
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$33,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,595
$34,765
Monthly Payment Estimate
$760 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Dodge Durango takes on family crossover SUVs with brute strength, and some old-school compromises. The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
42.8 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.8
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 59.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 119.1
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 66.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
201.2 198.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 18.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 47.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 87.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 48.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 59
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 83.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.6
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TKJ NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P255/65HR18
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)
620 530
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 5300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 5300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 5300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 530
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4345
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 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 310 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
ERC 99H
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.3 L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6400 300 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.15
Trans Type
8 10
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.00
Trans Order Code
DFT 44T
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
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
8.5 7.7
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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2020 Dodge Durango
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2020 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 Explorer redesigned and well stocked
  • Factory rebate up to $3,750
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 60 months + up to $3,250 bonus
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