Compare 1996 Ford Explorer vs 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2-Door 102" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $17,953 $19,770
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $18,992 $20,950
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,185 $21,170
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $19,682 $21,735
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,601 $22,780
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,875 $23,090
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,591 $23,905
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,356 $25,910
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,356 $25,910
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $25,556 $28,410
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,320 $30,415
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,320 $30,415
4-Door 112" WB Limited 16 21 $28,746 $32,035
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $30,761 $34,325
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,312 $34,950
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $22,574 $24,903
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $24,341 $26,871
4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,613 $30,629
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $29,784 $33,056
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,953
$22,574
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,770
$24,903
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 64.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 105.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 69.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
- 179.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 40.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 81.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 - TBD -
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 23
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power Recirculation-Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
760 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
760 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T7H TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
760 -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P215/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1753 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1937 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3675
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 190 @ 4750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99X ERH
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/242
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.20
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.54
Trans Order Code
44M DGB
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.74
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Summary
Body Style
2 Door XL 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code
102" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Quadra-Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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