Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1998 Mercedes-Benz M Class
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4-Door AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $29,540 $33,950
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,507 $25,945
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 21 $25,275 $27,915
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,360 $31,460
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 21 $30,533 $33,890
4-Door 4WD 5.9 Limited 13 17 $34,392 $38,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,540
$23,507
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$25,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 100.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.58
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 177.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 64.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58.75
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.4 79.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.75 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 40.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.02 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x 0.59 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 23
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/65R16 P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 P215/75R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4237 3582
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 117
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000 220 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA ERH
Displacement
3.2L/195.2 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5500 185 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA DGB
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.74
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Quadra-Coil
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Quadra-Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar w/Coil Springs

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