Compare 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Ford Explorer
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,935
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,700
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 69.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9
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)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/70SR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/70SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 6200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4432 4545
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERB
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
44J DFL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.0
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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