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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
MSRP
$45,595
Invoice
$43,975
Average Price Paid
$43,429
11 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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Citadel AWD
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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Dodge says it has three muscle cars in its lineup, but if you check out the website, you’ll see the Challenger and Charger. Where is the third? According to Dodge, it’s the Durango thr...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 6
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 Dodge Durango
Citadel AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
14 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 24.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
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360 hp @ 5,150 RPM
295 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
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--
390 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.5:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
5,700 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 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 Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 40.3 in
Back Legroom 39 in 38.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 17.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,390 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 7,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 201.2 in
Width 89.3 in 85.5 in
Height 69.9 in 70.9 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 119.8 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 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
  • 19 Harman/Kardon Amplified Speakers W/Subwoofer
  • 2ND Row Console W/Armrest & Storage
  • Mopar Chrome Appearance Group
  • Rear DVD Entertainment Center
  • Technology Group
  • Trailer Tow & Skid Plate Group

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