Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2-Door 102" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
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 AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
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 AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
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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
$18,285
$23,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$25,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 56.7
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.58
Length, Overall (in)
- 177.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.75
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 23
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.5
Steering Type
Power Power Recirculation-Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
T7H TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H NA
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1940 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3582
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Engine
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
99E ERH
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
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
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 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door XL 4 Door
Suspension
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
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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