2011 Dodge
Durango Express
vs. 2011 Ford
Expedition King Ranch

2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch

9.7

starting from

$50,650

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition King Ranch

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Average cargo space
108.3 ft3
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.7"
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Average power
310 HP @ 5,100 RPM
2011 Dodge Durango Express

8.7

starting from

$30,045

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Express

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Great braking distance from 60mph
119 ft
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Good highway fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$30,045
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Average city fuel efficiency
16 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch Winner: Expedition King Ranch
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  • Leather comes standard on the Expedition King Ranch; the Durango Express only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Expedition King Ranch's power seats; not available on the Durango Express
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch Winner: Expedition King Ranch
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Expedition King Ranch's satellite radio
  • The Expedition King Ranch's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Expedition King Ranch's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch Winner: Expedition King Ranch
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  • The Expedition King Ranch offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Durango Express
  • The Expedition King Ranch has 5 more cupholders, 9 vs 4
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 59.7 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Express Winner: Durango Express
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  • The best price we've seen is $20,605 cheaper (more than 40% less), $30,045 vs $50,650
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Performance - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.7 vs 8.7

Luxury Features

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Expedition King Ranch
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Durango Express
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Expedition King Ranch's power seats; not available on the Durango Express
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Expedition King Ranch; the Durango Express only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Expedition King Ranch
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Durango Express
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Expedition King Ranch's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Durango Express does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Expedition King Ranch's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Expedition King Ranch has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Practicality

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Expedition King Ranch
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 108.3 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 The Expedition King Ranch has OK cargo room, while the Durango Express has very little
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front seats 59.7 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The Expedition King Ranch has average-sized front seats, while the Durango Express is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1590 lb vs 1330 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Expedition King Ranch offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Durango Express
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Cupholders 9 vs 4 The Expedition King Ranch has a good number of cupholders, but the Durango Express does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Expedition King Ranch
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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MSRP $50,650 vs $30,045 The Durango Express has a great price and the Expedition King Ranch is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 16 mpg The Durango Express has OK city mileage, while the Expedition King Ranch is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Expedition King Ranch
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch
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Durango Express
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Expedition King Ranch
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Durango Express
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Expedition King Ranch
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 9.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 154 ft vs 119 ft The Durango Express has extraordinary brakes, but the Expedition King Ranch is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 83 mph vs 16.6 s @ 85 mph The Durango Express's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Expedition King Ranch's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Ford
Expedition King Ranch
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Expedition King Ranch has an OK number of gears, while the Durango Express has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.9 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp The Durango Express has OK performance while the Expedition King Ranch gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Expedition King Ranch will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Durango Express
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 37.1 ft

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