Compare 2022 Dodge Durango vs 2022 Ford Explorer

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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $51,144 $53,195
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $49,174 $51,195
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $40,240 $41,595
Durango GT Plus AWD 18 25 $40,240 $41,595
Durango GT Plus RWD 19 26 $38,270 $39,595
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $38,270 $39,595
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $49,828 $51,795
Durango R/T Plus AWD 14 22 $49,828 $51,795
Durango R/T Plus RWD 14 22 $47,858 $49,795
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $47,858 $49,795
Durango SRT 392 AWD 13 19 $66,409 $68,195
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $38,497 $38,995
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $36,491 $36,995
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $34,188 $35,245
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $32,248 $33,245
Explorer King Ranch 4WD 18 24 $53,385 $55,610
Explorer King Ranch RWD 18 25 $51,465 $53,610
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $45,595 $47,495
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $43,675 $45,495
Explorer Platinum 4WD 23 24 $51,950 $54,115
Explorer Platinum RWD 25 26 $50,030 $52,115
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $47,276 $49,245
Explorer ST RWD 18 25 $45,356 $47,245
Explorer ST-Line 4WD 20 27 $44,875 $46,745
Explorer ST-Line RWD 21 28 $42,955 $44,745
Explorer Timberline 4WD 19 22 $44,396 $46,245
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $36,619 $38,145
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $34,699 $36,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,144
$34,188
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,195
$35,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Dodge Durango is a fun—but dated—throwback SUV. The 2022 Ford Explorer hits the spot for families who want more choice in a family SUV—although value for money isn’t a strong point.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
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 Capacity
6 7
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.3 47.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.1 87.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 18.2
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
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 17.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P255/65HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 5300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 5300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 530
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5063 4345
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Engine
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
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.00
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
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 - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
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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