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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 151.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.3
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
Third Head Room (in) - 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.8
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 7.6
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 197.1
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
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
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 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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/50TR20 P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code TV9 NA
Front Tire Size P265/50TR20 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TV9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 620 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4545 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 175
Engine
Displacement 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 (Est) -
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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