Compare 2007 Ford Explorer vs 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2007 Ford Explorer
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2WD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 21 $24,030 $25,370
2WD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $25,222 $26,665
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 20 $26,142 $27,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $26,790 $28,370
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 20 $27,333 $28,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,982 $29,665
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $28,902 $30,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 21 $29,923 $31,775
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,093 $31,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $31,114 $33,070
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 20 $32,034 $34,070
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 20 $33,226 $35,365
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 15 20 $27,009 $29,420
4WD 4-Door Laredo 15 19 $28,797 $31,390
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,501 $36,715
4WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $35,841 $39,305
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,296 $39,855
4WD 4-Door SRT-8 11 14 $38,292 $41,575
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 18 $39,388 $43,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,030
$27,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,370
$29,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$423 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right. The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a genuine dual-purpose SUV that can handle daily commutes almost as easily as sandstone trails.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 109.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 84.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 67.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 109.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 33.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 35.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr 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)
11.85 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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)
22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.85
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 TCH
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
T52 TCH
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 TCH
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2108 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2332 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4149
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 625
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E EKG
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.7L/225
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.19
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DGJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.59
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.07
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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