Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1997 Ford Explorer
1997 Jeep Grand 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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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Laredo 4WD 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Limited 4WD 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
Grand Cherokee 4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
Grand Cherokee 4-Door TSi 4WD 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$23,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$25,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 49.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 64.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 105.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 69.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.58
Length, Overall (in)
- 177.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.75
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 40.9
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 79.3
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
Midship -
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 37.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T7R TMD
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 - -
Trailering
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)
2,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 15.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 185 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
99E ERH
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/242
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 42RE
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.20
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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 Sport 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 w/F/R
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 Link Coil w/F/R
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Stabilizer Bars
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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