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Selected Style RWD 4-Door XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
RWD 4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 21 $29,191 $30,710
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $35,352 $37,480
4WD 4-Door Laredo 15 20 $31,054 $32,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $37,187 $39,420
4WD 4-Door SRT-8 12 16 $40,741 $43,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,404
$29,191
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,280
$30,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$512 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead. Unless your routine involves off-roading or extremely difficult conditions, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee only serves to show that modern crossover vehicles are better choices for most families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 58.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 108.9
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 - 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) 8.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 68.9
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 72.6
Liftover Height (in) - 33.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 62.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 188.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.1 34.5
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) 74.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.8 67.4
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
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 37.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.85
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.8
Tires
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 T53 TCH
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - TBG
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 T53 TCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 350
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 Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2117 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2860 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2338 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4261
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
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 (Primary) 650 625
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E EKG
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.19
Trans Order Code 44V 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
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 Upper 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 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear IRS -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA SLA independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 11.4 4
 
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