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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 2-Door SE 19 23 $13,872 $14,745
Cherokee 2-Door SE 4WD 19 22 $15,271 $16,260
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 18 23 $15,502 $17,099
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 4WD 17 22 $16,852 $18,611
Cherokee 4-Door Country 18 23 $18,569 $20,562
Cherokee 4-Door Country 4WD 17 22 $19,921 $22,076
Cherokee 4-Door SE 19 23 $14,837 $15,783
Cherokee 4-Door SE 4WD 19 22 $16,232 $17,294
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 18 23 $16,432 $18,133
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 4WD 17 22 $17,782 $19,645
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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $18,992 $20,950
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 4WD 16 20 $20,601 $22,780
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $17,953 $19,770
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $19,682 $21,735
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $25,556 $28,410
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 20 $27,320 $30,415
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer AWD 14 18 $27,320 $30,415
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 16 21 $28,746 $32,035
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 4WD 15 20 $31,312 $34,950
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited AWD 14 18 $30,761 $34,325
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,185 $21,170
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $20,875 $23,090
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,591 $23,905
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 4WD 16 20 $23,356 $25,910
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT AWD 14 18 $23,356 $25,910
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,872
$18,992
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,745
$20,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$349 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
44.5 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
165.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 67.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.8
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 42.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.8 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.86 x 1.24
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 X 2.50 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.38 x 1.33
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.2 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.7
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TMD T7R
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD T7R
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 717
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 717
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 717
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 765
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2876 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1759
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1941
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4700
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 3250 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EPE 99X
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5250 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler
- - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
.85 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.74 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.05
Trans Order Code
DDQ 44M
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 2 Door Sport
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Link Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating Ford
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2650
Frame
Frame Type
- Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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