Compare 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2013 Toyota 4Runner

2013 Ford Explorer
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2013 Toyota 4Runner
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
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4WD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Trailhawk 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,292 $39,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Alpine 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Vapor 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,952 $37,095
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $37,749 $41,030
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $30,696 $33,365
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $34,184 $37,155
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,876 $38,995
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,971 $31,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,312
$29,174
$37,749
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,100
$29,695
$41,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$495 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list. The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.700 56.2 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.300 58.7 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.200 - NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 39.2 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
40.700 - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.000 58.0 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.600 40.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.700 105.4 97.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.800 - NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.300 57.0 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 - NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.800 38.6 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.400 39.9 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.000 64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 114.8 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.900 76.5 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.000 63.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.600 8.6 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.100 189.8 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.400 69.3 70.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.800 35.1 47.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
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)
80.700 68.7 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.000 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.55 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 24.6 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.750 18.9-15.7 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.900 37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.67 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17 P245/60R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17 P245/60R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4632 4805
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Full Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 21
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.41 1.400
Trans Type
6 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.00 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.83 0.720
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.16 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 2.19 2.040
Trans Order Code
44J DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.06 3.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA 2.570
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 3.59 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 - TBD - 1.220
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 NA 0.790
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3 (2012) - TBD -
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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