Compare 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
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4x2 Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Altitude 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x2 Laredo 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x2 Laredo E 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x4 Altitude 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Laredo 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Laredo E 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Upland 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x2 Limited 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
4x2 Sterling Edition 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
4x4 Limited 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
4x4 Sterling Edition 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
4x4 Trailhawk 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
4x2 High Altitude 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
4x2 Overland 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
4x4 High Altitude 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
4x4 Overland 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
4x2 Summit 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
4x4 Summit 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
4x4 SRT 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
4x4 Trackhawk 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,015
$30,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,140
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon. Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury.
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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 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
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 Order Code
NA TLP-B
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TLP-B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4513
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 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 @ 6500 295 @ 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
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 DFT
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
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 - 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
8.8 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
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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