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Selected Style 2-Door SE
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Trim

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
4-Door ES Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual ES N/A N/A $15,858 $17,620
4-Door Automatic LS N/A N/A $18,983 $21,820
4-Door 4WD Manual LS N/A N/A $20,123 $23,130
4-Door 4WD Automatic LS N/A N/A $20,854 $23,970
4-Door 4WD Automatic XLS N/A N/A $27,064 $31,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$15,858
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$17,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$294 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicles 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 93.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 44.5 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 107.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 55.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 167.5 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 63.9 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 65.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.0 43.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71. 79.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 X 2.50 10.6 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Recirculation-Ball Power Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.37
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 19.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.9 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 225/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code TM6 NA
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 225/75R15
Spare Tire Size T125/90D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TM6 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 230
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 2300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2947 3435
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 50
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5400 134 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 3250 148 @ 2750
Engine Order Code EPE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 - TBD -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 9.125 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.360
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.856
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.74 3.518
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.136
Trans Order Code DDQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.222
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.967
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Body Style 2 Door 4-Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/A-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs w/Leaf Springs
 
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