Compare 1997 Jeep Cherokee vs 1997 Ford Explorer

1997 Jeep Cherokee
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
2-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
4-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
2-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
4-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
4-Door 4WD Country 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
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2-Door 102" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
44.5 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 67.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 42.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.2 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
65.8 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.0 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71. 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.86 x 1.24
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 X 2.50 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.38 x 1.33
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 34.7
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
TM6 T7H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T7H
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TM6 T7H
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1593
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 760
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1593
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 765
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2947 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1767
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1940
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 3250 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EPE 99E
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5400 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SPFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
9.125 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.74 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.05
Trans Order Code
DDQ 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 2 Door XL
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Link Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating Ford
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Frame
Frame Type
- Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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