Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
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4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,726
$30,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$32,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$537 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one capable, good-looking crossover—and a welcome sign of life from Chrysler.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 69.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TV9
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/50R20
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TV9
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4732 4660
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998 ERB
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.19
Trans Order Code
44J DGJ
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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