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2013 Ford Explorer 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013 Buick Enclave
     
FWD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr Base
  • 4WD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland
  • RWD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr Overland
  • 4WD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr SRT8
Convenience FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD

Prices

MSRP $29,100 $27,195 $38,445
Invoice $27,427 $26,803 $36,523
Avg. Paid N/A $24,293 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.9 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.9 8.7
Performance 7.1 8.4 7.8
Interior 7.2 8.5 8.4
Safety 9.7 9.0 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive cabin
  • Fantastic fuel economy in Ecoboost models
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Comfortable ride and good handling
  • Ample cargo space
  • Roomy, quiet interior
  • Attractive exterior
Cons
  • Buggy, complicated MyFord Touch
  • Not many standard features
  • Third row is smaller than competitors’
  • Navigation system can complicate stereo functions
  • Rivals offer more powerful engines
  • Pricier than competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.600 114.8 118.90
Length, Overall (in) 197.100 189.8 201.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.900 76.3 79.00
Height, Overall (in) 70.400 69.4 70.30

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4470 4724

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 151.700 105.4 153.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.400 39.9 40.40
Front Leg Room (in) 40.600 40.3 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.300 58.7 61.60
Front Hip Room (in) 57.300 57.0 57.20
Second Head Room (in) 40.500 39.2 39.40
Second Leg Room (in) 39.800 38.6 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.000 58.0 61.30
Second Hip Room (in) 56.700 56.2 57.00
Third Leg Room (in) 33.200 33.20
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.700 68.7 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.800 35.1 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 21.000 23.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400 288 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800 270 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.200 37.1 40.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 24.6 22.0

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional Standard