Compare 1997 Ford Expedition vs 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1997 Ford Expedition
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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119" XLT XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
4-Door 4WD TSi 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,152
$23,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,620
$25,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.9 59.2
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.4 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
61.5 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 35.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
18.6 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
46.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 105.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 69.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
204.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
74.4 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.58
Length, Overall (in)
- 177.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.75
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
62.5 40.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
118.3 79.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 23
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.5
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Power Recirculation-Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
695 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T54 TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
695 -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T54 TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T54 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
695 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
800 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2256 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3600 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2544 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6750 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Engine
Displacement
4.6L (281) 4.0L/242
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 4400 185 @ 4600
Engine Type
GAS V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
99W ERH
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 42RE
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.54
Trans Order Code
44U DGB
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.74
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Summary
Body Style
4 Door XLT 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code
U17/119" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.83 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Quadra Coil w/F/R
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Link Coil w/F/R
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Frame
Frame Type
Full Box Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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