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Selected Style 2-Door SE
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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
2-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
4-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
4-Door 4WD Country 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
2-Door 102" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
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 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
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 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$335 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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 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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
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
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 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1593
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 -
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2650
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Style 2 Door 2 Door XL
Body Code - 102" WB
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Single-stage leaf
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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