Compare 2003 Ford Escape vs 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $24,347 $26,480
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $26,136 $28,450
4-Door Limited 15 21 $28,735 $31,410
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,933 $33,840
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $35,076 $38,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,401
$24,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,710
$26,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$441 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 95.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.1 70.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
36.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 105.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.0 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
173.0 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
59.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.2 72.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.1 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 1.0 12.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R17 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3019 3784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 625
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 230 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
99B ERH
Displacement
2.0L/121 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5400 195 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.74
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code
443 DGK
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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