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Compare 2008 Ford Explorer vs 2008 Jeep Commander

2008 Ford Explorer
2008 Jeep Commander
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4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,002 $27,925
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $27,194 $29,235
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenaline 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenaline 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $25,606 $27,490
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $23,704 $25,400
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $26,798 $28,800
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $24,896 $26,710
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Commander 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
Commander 4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
Commander 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
Commander RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
Commander RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
Commander RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,384
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,565
$39,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$526 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 28.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 57.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.1
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 59.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 75.6
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 109.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 34.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 7.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 0.39 12.6 x 0.6
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)
12.01 x 0.43 12.9 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.14
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
709 -
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TC2 TCH
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
TC2 TCH
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
709 -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
709 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TC2 TCH
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (N/A)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (N/A)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 650
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2140 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2960 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2466 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6180 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5003
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 625
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 329 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
- TBD - EVE
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.7L/287
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 302 @ 5650
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.67 & 1.50
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
BW-4411 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Commander
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Live axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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