Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Jeep Cherokee

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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 4WD 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer AWD 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 4WD 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited AWD 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 4WD 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT AWD 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
Cherokee 2-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
Cherokee 4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
Cherokee 4-Door Country 4WD 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
Cherokee 4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
Cherokee 4-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$14,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$15,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 44.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 95.0
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 63.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 101.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 67.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
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)
27.0 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 167.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 43.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 71.
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.7
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 65.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 34.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.00 X 2.50
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
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
Steering Type
Power Power Recirculation-Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 T125/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T7R TM6
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R TM6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2,000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1787 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1974 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2947
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 150 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99E EPE
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 125 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.33
Trans Order Code
44M DDQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 9.125
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.10
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Cherokee
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2 Door
Suspension
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 Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Quadra-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Leaf Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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