Compare 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
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 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,081
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,495
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 61
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 151.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 197.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 43.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70SR17 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70SR17 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4545 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB 998-1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 9.0
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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