Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2011 Toyota 4Runner

2011 Ford Explorer
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2011 Toyota 4Runner
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $27,881 $30,305
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $29,482 $32,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,631 $36,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,328 $38,400
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,200 $40,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,886
$28,711
$27,881
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$30,215
$30,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$504 / month
$505 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
8.2
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. If off-road capability is a top requirement, the brawny 2011 Toyota 4Runner is a good choice—with surprisingly good road manners to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 - NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 58.0 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 - NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.0 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 - NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4 97.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.2 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.7 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.3 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 63.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.6 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 189.8 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 69.4 70.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA 32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.8 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.7 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 35.1 47.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.6 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.9 x 1.2 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.67 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 18.9 18.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4557 4470 4400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini Compact Full Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 ERB 1GR
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.16 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.19 2.04
Trans Order Code
44J DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.09 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00 1.0
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.59 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41 1.4
Trans Type
6 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83 0.72
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 NA 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
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Rollover Rating
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