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GENERAL INFORMATIONExplorer BaseGrand Cherokee Laredo
MSRP$31,050$29,995
ClassMid-Size SUVMid-Size SUV
Rating8 of 108 of 10
Standard Standard Optional Optional
ENGINESExplorer BaseGrand Cherokee Laredo
2.3-liter I4 turbo (280 hp)OptionalNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]19 / 27---
3.5-liter V6 (290 hp)StandardNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]17 / 24---
3.6-liter V6 (295 hp)Not AvailableStandard
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---19 / 26
TRANSMISSIONS
6-speed automaticStandardNot Available
8-speed automaticNot AvailableStandard
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONSExplorer BaseGrand Cherokee Laredo
Length [in.]198.3189.8
Width [in.]78.984.8
Height [in.]70.069.3
Wheelbase [in.]112.8114.8
Front Track [in.]67.063.9
Rear Track [in.]67.064.1
EXTERIOR FEATURES
4 doorsStandardStandard
Fog LightsNot AvailableStandard
Power Door MirrorsStandardStandard
Folding Door MirrorsStandardStandard
Heated Door MirrorsNot AvailableStandard
Rear LiftgateStandardStandard
Rear-window WiperStandardStandard
INTERIOR DIMENSIONSExplorer BaseGrand Cherokee Laredo
Passenger Vol. [cu-ft.]150.3105.4
Seating Cap.75
Head Room Front [in.]41.439.9
Head Room Rear [in.]40.639.2
Head Room Third [in.]37.8---
Leg Room Front [in.]42.940.3
Leg Room Rear [in.]39.538.6
Leg Room Third [in.]33.3---
Shoulder Room Front [in.]61.558.7
Shoulder Room Rear [in.]61.058.0
Shoulder Room Third [in.]50.8---
Hip Room Front [in.]57.357.0
Hip Room Rear [in.]56.856.2
Hip Room Third [in.]40.7---
Cargo Capacity [cu-ft.]21.036.3
INTERIOR FEATURES
Air ConditioningStandardStandard
Dual-Zone Air ConditioningNot AvailableStandard
Automatic Air ConditioningNot AvailableStandard
Rear Air ConditioningStandardNot Available
Cruise ControlStandardStandard
CupholdersStandardStandard
Power WindowsStandardStandard
Rear Window DefoggerStandardStandard
Remote Keyless EntryStandardStandard
TachometerStandardStandard
Trip ComputerStandardStandard
Vehicle Information SystemStandardStandard
Cloth Seat-UpholsteryStandardStandard
Bucket Driver's SeatStandardStandard
Manual Driver AdjustmentsNot AvailableStandard
Bucket Passenger SeatStandardStandard
Manual Passenger AdjustmentsStandardStandard
4-way Front SeatNot AvailableStandard
8-way Front SeatStandardNot Available
4-way Passenger SeatStandardStandard
Rear Bench SeatStandardStandard
Split-Folding Rear SeatStandardStandard
Third Row Bench SeatStandardNot Available
Split-Folding Third Row SeatStandardNot Available
RadioStandardStandard
CD-PlayerStandardNot Available
Satellite-radio capabilityStandardStandard
Wireless ConnectivityStandardStandard
6 SpeakersStandardStandard
SAFETY FEATURESExplorer BaseGrand Cherokee Laredo
Anti-lock BrakesStandardStandard
Brake AssistStandardStandard
Stability Control (ESC)StandardStandard
Anti-roll ControlStandardStandard
Front AirbagsStandardStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandardStandard
Side-Curtain AirbagsStandardStandard
Knee AirbagStandardStandard
Front Anti-Whiplash Head RestraintsNot AvailableStandard
Traction ControlStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandard
Emergency Communication SystemStandardStandard
TECHNICAL FEATURES
DrivelineFWDRWD
LedheadlightsStandardNot Available
Day-time Running-lightsStandardStandard
Parking AssistStandardStandard
Theft DeterrentStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandard
TrackerNot AvailableStandard
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Weight [lbs.]4,4094,545
Weight Distribution---52 / 48
GVWR [lbs.]6,1606,500
Coefficient of Drag---0.37
Towing Capacity [lbs.]5,0006,200
Fuel Capacity [gal.]18.624.6
STEERING
Power SteeringStandardStandard
Tilting Steering-WheelStandardStandard
Telescoping Steering-WheelStandardStandard
SUSPENSION
Front Double-wishboneNot AvailableStandard
Front MacPherson StrutsStandardNot Available
Rear Multi-LinkStandardStandard
Auto-Leveling SuspensionNot AvailableStandard
TIRES
Front P245/60 HR18StandardNot Available
Front P245/70 SR17Not AvailableStandard
Rear P245/60 HR18StandardNot Available
Rear P245/70 SR17Not AvailableStandard
BRAKES
Front Vented Disc BrakesStandardStandard
Rear Vented Disc BrakesStandardNot Available
Rear Disc BrakesNot AvailableStandard