Compare 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 Ford Explorer
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RWD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $35,831 $37,065
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,776 $39,065
RWD 4-Door High Altitude 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
4WD 4-Door High Altitude 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $46,926 $48,995
4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $49,801 $51,995
4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $62,314 $64,895
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,855
$28,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans. The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 61
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 151.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.6
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 21
Brakes
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)
12.6 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4545 4432
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB 998-1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 (Est) 8.8
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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