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Selected Style 4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
4-Door 4WD TSi 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
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
$23,155
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,545
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$335 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicles -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.58 -
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 46.9
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 67.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.75 -
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.3 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.9 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.86 x 1.24
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.38 x 1.33
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 17.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 34.7
Steering Type Power Recirculation-Ball Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 15.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code TMD T7H
Spare Tire Order Code NA T7H
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code TMD T7H
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1593
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 760
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1593
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 765
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3582 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4700
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2400 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code ERH 99E
Displacement 4.0L/242 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 4600 160 @ 4200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler - Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74 3.40
Clutch Size (in) NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again 42RE NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.05
Trans Order Code DGB 44M
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door XL
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Code - 102" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.42
Suspension Type - Rear Link Coil w/F/R Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer Bars -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 35
Suspension Type - Front Quadra Coil w/F/R Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer Bars -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2650
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
Frame
Frame Type - Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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