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4-Door 126" WB XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 126" WB XLS 15 20 $21,880 $24,295
4-Door 126" WB XLT 15 20 $22,985 $25,550
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLS 14 20 $24,348 $27,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 126" WB XLT Premium 15 20 $25,127 $27,985
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT 14 20 $25,505 $28,415
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 126" WB Adrenalin 15 20 $25,831 $28,785
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT Premium 14 20 $27,591 $30,785
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 126" WB 4WD Adrenalin 14 20 $28,353 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 17 22 $24,147 $26,255
4-Door 4WD Laredo 17 21 $25,935 $28,225
4-Door Limited 15 20 $29,153 $31,880
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,493 $34,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,880
$24,147
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$26,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 84.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.6 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.9 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 69.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
45.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 109.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 186.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
49.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
50.0 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 32.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
29.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
53.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.39 12.9 x 1.2
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)
11.85 x 0.37 12.6 x 0.6
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 20.8
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.1 37.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
19.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.9 - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 TCC
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
T52 TCC
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
526 570
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5260 5700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5660 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1853 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9600 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2250 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4147
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3000 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99K EKG
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.16
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.19
Trans Order Code
44D DGJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.07
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Code
126" WB -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Leaf Spring Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2900 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed w/Single Channel -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

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