Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Dodge Durango

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Dodge Durango
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 19 27 $30,305 $30,495
AWD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $32,855 $33,095
2WD 4-Door Limited 19 27 $35,741 $36,995
AWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,239 $39,595
2WD 4-Door Citadel 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
2WD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $40,391 $41,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
AWD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $42,889 $44,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,964
$30,305
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,050
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power. The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVs—if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
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)
39.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 119.8
Height, Overall (in)
70 70.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 84.5
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 6200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERC
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
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
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
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Transfer Case Model
- None
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Dodge Durango
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.0
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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