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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
No Data Available
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
MSRP
$51,827
Invoice
$49,832
Average Price Paid
$51,827
85 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
No Data Available
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,515
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,524
21 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS

The 2003 Ford Explorer Sport was a lame-duck model; Ford had announced its plans to discontinue the two-door Explorer Sport, which no longer really had any unique selling qualities in ...

2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Though the current generation of Durango is aging, Dodge continues to update it to keep it relevant in an increasingly competitive SUV marketplace. For 2021, the story continues with t...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
10
Zac writes:
OK gas mileage. Does GREAT n snow, everyone else goes 2 miles an hour an I pass them up smoothly, comfortably ...
395
James writes:
Sporty family car (if you have small kids), better for a guy who likes a sporty truck but needs leg room. with...
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"the front seat have more options to lean back and seem more comfortable than the Ranger"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"two adults in a ranger is full up, try to get a child or two with mom and dad, impossible. Explorer 2 dr is nice because kids (in no way shape or form) cannot open the rear door. It will be a pain to get car seats in for toddlers, but 10-16 year olds will be fine and room for groceries in the back without everything going every where in an open pickup bed. "
10
Dariajean writes:
Great car. Starter car for child.
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
15 MPG
14 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
19 MPG
20 MPG
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 24.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
360 hp @ 5,150 RPM
295 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
390 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
10.5:1
10.2:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
5,700 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.92 in x 3.58 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Rollover (pre-2011) 2 stars --
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 40.3 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 17.2 cu ft
Standard Payload 940 lbs --
Maximum Payload 600 lbs 1,390 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,140 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 6,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.4 in 200.8 in
Width 70.2 in 85.5 in
Height 68.2 in 72.9 in
Wheelbase 101.8 in 119.8 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Clearcoat
  • DB Black Clearcoat
  • Destroyer Gray Clearcoat
  • Granite Clearcoat
  • In-Violet Clearcoat
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Reactor Blue Pearlcoat
  • Vice White
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Engine: 5.7L V8 Hemi MDS VVT
  • Premium Entertainment Group

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