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Selected Style 2-Door 102" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
4-Door 4WD TSi 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$23,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$25,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$426 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 69.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 27.0 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 178.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 67.8 64.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 42.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.7 105.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7 -
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 Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6 40.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4 79.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.38 x 1.33 - 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) 10.86 x 1.24 - 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) 17.5 23
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 37.5
Steering Type Power Power Recirculation-Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 12.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 760 -
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 -
Rear Tire Order Code T7H TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 760 -
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code T7H TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 -
Spare Tire Order Code T7H NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1767 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1940 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3582
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 15.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.0L/242
Engine Oil Cooler Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200 185 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2800 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code 99E ERH
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA 42RE
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.20
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.54
Trans Order Code 44M DGB
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.74
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.55
Summary
Body Style 2 Door XL 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code 102" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front Torsion bar Quadra Coil w/F/R
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear Single-stage leaf Link Coil w/F/R
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Stabilizer Bars
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Stabilizer Bars
Frame
Frame Type Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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