Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
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RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
RWD 4-Door Laredo 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
4WD 4-Door Laredo 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
RWD 4-Door Limited 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
RWD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
4WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
4WD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
RWD 4-Door High Altitude 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
RWD 4-Door Overland 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
4WD 4-Door High Altitude 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
4WD 4-Door Overland 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
RWD 4-Door Summit 19 26 $47,690 $49,795
4WD 4-Door Summit 18 25 $50,555 $52,795
4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
4WD 4-Door SRT Night 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,964
$29,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,050
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a lot more than first appearances might suggest: a true luxury vehicle, a capable off-roader, and a fuel-efficient diesel highway hauler—potentially all in the same build.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
32 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 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)
42.9 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4545
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 293 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERC
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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)
3.39 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.0
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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