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2014 Dodge Durango 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 Ford Explorer
2WD 4dr SXT
  • 2WD 4dr SXT
  • AWD 4dr SXT
  • 2WD 4dr Limited
  • AWD 4dr Limited
  • 2WD 4dr R/T
  • 2WD 4dr Citadel
  • AWD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr Citadel
2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr S
  • 4WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr SV
  • 4WD 4dr SV
  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • 4WD 4dr SL
  • 2WD 4dr Platinum
  • 4WD 4dr Platinum
FWD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr Base
  • 4WD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Sport

Prices

MSRP $29,995 $29,210 $30,600
Invoice $29,506 $26,942 $28,841
Avg. Paid $30,348 $28,996 $30,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 7.8 7.5
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.1 7.9
Performance 8.4 7.1 7.1
Interior 8.0 7.9 7.0
Safety 9.0 8.9 9.4
Reliability 2.5 3.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth powertrain
  • Refined handling
  • Intuitive Uconnect infotainment system
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Upscale interior
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Four-cylinder model’s great fuel economy
  • Explorer Sport’s powerful turbo V6
Cons
  • Mediocre cargo space for a three-row SUV
  • Few standard features
  • Lackluster cargo space
  • Unresponsive CVT
  • Cramped second and third rows
  • Limited cargo space
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Drives like a much larger SUV
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213
MPG 18 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 26 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 119.8 114.2 112.6
Length, Overall (in) 201.2 197.2 197.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 77.2 78.9
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 69.6 70.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4168 4432

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5000 5000 2000

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 157.8 151.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 42.2 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.3 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 60.7 61.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57 56.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4 40.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 41.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 60.4 61
Second Hip Room (in) 56 56.1 56.7
Third Leg Room (in) 31.5 30.7 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 84.5 79.8 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 47.7 47.8 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 16 21

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 260 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 240 @ 4400 255 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 38.7 39.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20 17 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26 24 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 19.5 18.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard