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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
RWD 4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 15 20 $27,009 $29,420
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,501 $36,715
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,296 $39,855
4WD 4-Door Laredo 15 19 $28,797 $31,390
4WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $35,841 $39,305
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 18 $39,388 $43,290
4WD 4-Door SRT-8 11 14 $38,292 $41,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,771
$27,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,495
$29,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$490 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.2
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7.6
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TCC's Bottom Line As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. 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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 14 mpg 15 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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) 58.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 109.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 67.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 109.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.3 -
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 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.3
Length, Overall (in) - 188.0
Liftover Height (in) - 33.2
Track Width, Rear (in) - 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x 0.43 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 0.39 12.6 x 0.6
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 Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.7
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), Overall - 15.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.85
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
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 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2107 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2860 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2329 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4149
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code - TBD - EKG
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.7L/225
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
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
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
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
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 -
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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