Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2016 Subaru Outback
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
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4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT Night 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 18 25 $50,555 $52,795
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door High Altitude 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 19 26 $47,690 $49,795
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4-Door Wgn 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i 25 33 $23,499 $24,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i Limited 25 33 $28,473 $30,395
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i Limited PZEV 25 33 $28,784 $30,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i PZEV 25 33 $23,809 $25,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i Premium 25 33 $25,761 $27,395
Outback 4-Door Wgn 2.5i Premium PZEV 25 33 $26,076 $27,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn 3.6R Limited 20 27 $31,227 $33,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,894
$32,119
$23,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$32,295
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$538 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.4
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. Tough, go-anywhere capability can go together with a streamlined wagon design, class-leading safety, and a comfortable ride: The 2016 Subaru Outback is a conceptual mashup that's better than the sum of its parts.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32 - -
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.2 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4 108.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.3 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 56.2 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.7 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.3 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1 62.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.6 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 114.8 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4 27.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3 35.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3 73.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3 35.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 77.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 46.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 32.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 41.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 42.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13 11.8
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 13 12.4
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 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDC NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/60TR18 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 270
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 4677 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650 490
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERC NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 293 @ 6400 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.45 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11 -
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
44J DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.4 6.3
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
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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