Compare 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Ford Explorer
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2017 Subaru Outback
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $30,553 $31,660
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,255 $33,775
4WD Base 16 23 $32,626 $33,810
4WD XLT 16 23 $34,308 $35,925
FWD Limited 19 27 $39,800 $41,675
4WD Limited 18 25 $41,853 $43,825
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,315 $45,355
4WD Platinum 16 22 $50,839 $53,235
Select style
4x2 75th Anniversary Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 75th Anniversary Edition 19 26 $30,270 $30,395
4x2 Altitude 19 26 $30,270 $30,395
4x2 Laredo 19 26 $30,270 $30,395
4x4 75th Anniversary Edition 18 25 $32,534 $32,695
4x4 Altitude 18 25 $32,534 $32,695
4x4 Laredo 18 25 $32,534 $32,695
4x2 Limited 19 26 $36,746 $37,995
4x2 Limited 75th Anniversary Edition 19 26 $36,746 $37,995
4x4 Limited 18 25 $38,686 $39,995
4x4 Limited 75th Anniversary Edition 18 25 $38,686 $39,995
4x4 Trailhawk 18 25 $41,569 $43,095
4x2 Overland 19 26 $43,070 $44,795
4x4 Overland 18 25 $45,940 $47,795
4x2 Summit 19 26 $48,371 $50,495
4x4 Summit 18 25 $51,241 $53,495
4x4 SRT 13 19 $64,199 $66,895
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 32 $24,131 $25,645
2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,076 $27,695
2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,343 $32,390
3.6R Limited 20 27 $32,696 $34,995
2.5i Touring 25 32 $33,656 $35,995
3.6R Touring 20 27 $35,635 $38,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,553
$30,270
$24,131
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$30,395
$25,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$507 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.7
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Explorer adds a sport appearance package and Sync 3, both of which are important to today's SUV buyers. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire. The 2017 Subaru Outback is a worthy competitor to many SUVs on capability alone—factor in price and it should be a no-brainer.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 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
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)
7.8 8.6 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 114.8 108.1
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4 27.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3 73.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3 35.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 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)
39.2 37.1 36.1
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4545 3580
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650 490
Engine
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 @ 6500 293 @ 6400 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26 32
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)
3.39 3.27 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11 -
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear 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 DFT 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
8.8 8.4 6.3
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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