Compare 2021 Dodge Durango vs 2021 Ford Explorer

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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $48,769 $50,695
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $46,210 $48,095
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $37,722 $38,945
Durango GT Plus AWD 18 25 $37,722 $38,945
Durango GT Plus RWD 19 26 $35,163 $36,345
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $35,163 $36,345
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $46,419 $48,195
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $43,860 $45,595
Durango SRT 392 AWD 13 19 $62,669 $64,245
Durango SRT Hellcat AWD 12 17 $78,416 $80,995
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $34,495 $34,845
Durango SXT Plus AWD 18 25 $34,495 $34,845
Durango SXT Plus RWD 19 26 $31,889 $32,245
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $31,889 $32,245
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,198 $34,225
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,258 $32,225
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $45,125 $47,005
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $43,205 $45,005
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $52,301 $54,480
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $50,501 $52,605
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $34,560 $36,000
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $32,640 $34,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,769
$33,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,695
$34,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$845 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you came to Durango, you came for power. Three V-8 options might leave you in the past, but the past was fast. The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.4 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
72.9 70.2
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)
200.8 198.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 18.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.3 47.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.1 87.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 83.9
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
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 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TKJ NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P255/65HR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKJ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 530
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 5300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 5300
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
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)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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
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
Trans Order Code
DFT 44T
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
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 Type - Rear
Independent -
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 7.7
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard SUV 4WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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