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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
4WD 4-Door Laredo Trailhawk 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,952 $37,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,292 $39,595
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
4WD 4-Door SRT8 Alpine 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
4WD 4-Door SRT8 Vapor 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,229
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,695
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$462 / month
$485 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 39.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 151.700
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.500
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 61.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.600
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.300
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.700
Third Head Room (in) - 37.800
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.800
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.200
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.5 78.900
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 7.600
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 70.400
Liftover Height (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 67.000
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 112.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.7 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.1 43.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.55 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 18.600
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.67 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9-15.7 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.200
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TY8 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TY8 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4533 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 175
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ERB 998
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.480
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.840
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.000
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.870
Trans Order Code DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.1
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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