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Selected Style 2-Door 102" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 21 $25,275 $27,915
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 21 $30,533 $33,890
4-Door 4WD 5.9 Limited 13 17 $34,392 $38,275
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,507 $25,945
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,360 $31,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,119
$23,507
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,880
$25,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 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) 51.9 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 35.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 49.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 179.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 64.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.0 -
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) 33.9 -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 58.75
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.58
Length, Overall (in) - 177.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 61.6 - 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 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 30.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 - 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) 11.2 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 -
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 12.7
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code T7R NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 717 -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 717 -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 717 -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 750
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1766 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1935 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 15.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200 185 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code 99X ERH
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.0L/242
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.55
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Sport 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code 102" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Quadra-Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - 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 Quadra-Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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