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Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 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 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,173
$31,046
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,015
$31,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
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
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
71 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/50TR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TV9
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/50TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TV9
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 6200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4677
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERB
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
44J DFL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 9.7
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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