Compare 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Dodge Durango

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Dodge Durango
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
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RWD SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD SXT 19 26 $29,895 $29,995
AWD SXT 18 25 $32,495 $32,595
RWD GT 19 26 $36,643 $37,895
AWD GT 18 25 $39,191 $40,495
RWD Citadel 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
RWD Citadel Anodized Platinum 19 26 $40,642 $42,195
RWD R/T 14 22 $42,082 $43,745
AWD Citadel 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
AWD Citadel Anodized Platinum 18 25 $43,190 $44,795
AWD R/T 14 22 $44,630 $46,345
AWD SRT 13 19 $61,281 $62,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,015
$29,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,140
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon. The 2018 Dodge Durango prioritizes fun over practicality, but we’re fine with that.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 50.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 42.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70 70.9
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)
7.8 8.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 119.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 84.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 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 Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 6200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 650
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 293 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
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 DFT
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
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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