Compare 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Dodge Durango

2015 Ford Explorer
2015 Dodge Durango
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $30,275 $30,495
AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $32,820 $33,095
2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,711 $36,995
AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $38,204 $39,595
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $38,780 $40,295
2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,710 $41,295
AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $41,273 $42,895
AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $42,203 $43,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,935
$30,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,700
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2015 Dodge Durango hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 119.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 84.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4432 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 700
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERB
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
44J DFL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
- None
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Dodge Durango
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.45
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.45
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.8
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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