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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
RWD 4-Door Laredo
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,952 $37,095
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,292 $39,595
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
4WD 4-Door SRT8 Alpine 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
4WD 4-Door Laredo Trailhawk 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
4WD 4-Door SRT8 Vapor 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,427
$27,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$462 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 40.700 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.000 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.600 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.700 105.4
Third Head Room (in) 37.800 -
Front Hip Room (in) 57.300 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.800 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.800 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.400 39.9
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.700 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.300 58.7
Third Leg Room (in) 33.200 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.500 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.600 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 197.100 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.400 69.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.000 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.600 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.900 76.5
Track Width, Front (in) 67.000 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.700 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21.000 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.800 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x 0.55
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 24.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.750 18.9-15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.200 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - TY8
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - TY8
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4533
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 700
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 998 ERB
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code 44J DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.390 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.410 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.480 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.840 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.880 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.870 2.19
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.866 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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