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Selected Style 4-Door 112" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 14 18 $24,591 $27,240
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $26,351 $29,240
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
4-Door 4WD TSi 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,591
$23,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$25,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$426 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144.8 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 7.58
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 177.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 64.9
Liftover Height (in) 18.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.75
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.6 40.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.6 79.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 23
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 37.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Recirculation-Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code T7R TMD
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code T7R TMD
Spare Tire Order Code T7R NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 3582
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 117
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4600 185 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3200 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code 99P ERH
Displacement 5.0L/302 4.0L/242
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic 42RE
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.54
Trans Order Code 44U DGB
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.74
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Stabilizer Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Variable-Rate Link Coil w/F/R
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf Springs Stabilizer Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Quadra Coil w/F/R
 
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