Compare 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 17 22 $25,179 $27,415
4-Door 4WD Laredo 17 21 $26,968 $29,385
4-Door Limited 15 20 $30,697 $33,615
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $33,037 $36,205
4-Door Overland 15 20 $35,882 $39,440
4-Door 4WD SRT-8 12 15 $36,578 $39,700
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $38,800 $42,680
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,179
$24,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,415
$26,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.1 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.5 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.6 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.5 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.4 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 11.9 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 12.0 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.85 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TCC T52
Spare Tire Order Code
TBW T52
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCC T52
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 311
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4254 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2860
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
EKG 99E
Displacement
3.7L/226 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.54
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.29
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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