Compare 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2015 Toyota 4Runner

2015 Ford Explorer
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2015 Toyota 4Runner
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,776 $39,065
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $62,314 $64,895
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $49,801 $51,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door High Altitude 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $35,831 $37,065
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $46,926 $48,995
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,129 $43,620
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $32,279 $35,085
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $34,799 $37,825
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 TRD Pro 17 21 $38,004 $41,310
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,225 $36,115
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $35,746 $38,855
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,259 $41,585
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,553 $33,210
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,074 $35,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,820
$31,840
$40,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$31,995
$43,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$533 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner offers true SUV capability--and trades away some on-road refinement for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.3 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 - NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 - NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.6 32.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.2 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.7 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 - NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.2 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1 63.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.6 9.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.8 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
71 69.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3 89.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3 47.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6 12.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50TR20 P245/60SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50TR20 P245/60SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TV9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 4700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 4700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500 4700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 470
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 470
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4610 4677 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - 2998
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - 3439
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- - 6300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 700 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERB NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- - None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.45 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11 1.40
Trans Type
6 8 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
44J DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71 3.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Transfer Case Model
- - Electronic
Trans PTO Access
- - No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota 4Runner
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Body Code
- - S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm -
Axle Type - Front
- - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - 3.73
Axle Type - Rear
- - Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - 3.73
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3 (Est) 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 4.0
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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