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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
No Data Available
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
MSRP
$45,240
Invoice
$43,541
Average Price Paid
$44,880
943 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,515
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,167
79 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS

The 2003 Ford Explorer Sport was a lame-duck model; Ford had announced its plans to discontinue the two-door Explorer Sport, which no longer really had any unique selling qualities in ...

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

There is a redesigned 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee coming soon—and this isn’t it. In a confusing turn of events, the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L is a three-row SUV, while this decade-old...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 4
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
10
Zac writes:
OK gas mileage. Does GREAT n snow, everyone else goes 2 miles an hour an I pass them up smoothly, comfortably ...
395
James writes:
Sporty family car (if you have small kids), better for a guy who likes a sporty truck but needs leg room. with...
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"the front seat have more options to lean back and seem more comfortable than the Ranger"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"two adults in a ranger is full up, try to get a child or two with mom and dad, impossible. Explorer 2 dr is nice because kids (in no way shape or form) cannot open the rear door. It will be a pain to get car seats in for toddlers, but 10-16 year olds will be fine and room for groceries in the back without everything going every where in an open pickup bed. "
10
Dariajean writes:
Great car. Starter car for child.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
10
Andrew writes:
What you would expect: a comfortable, spacious vehicle with capabilities more similar to that of the true spor...
10
Andrew writes:
Truly impressive capabilities for a vehicle off the lot with no modifications. Thats not to say that it can do...

Specs

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
15 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
19 MPG
20 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 24.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
295 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
10.2:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.77 in x 3.26 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Rollover (pre-2011) 2 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 40.3 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 36.3 cu ft
Standard Payload 940 lbs --
Maximum Payload 600 lbs 1,380 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,140 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 7,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.4 in 189.8 in
Width 70.2 in 84.8 in
Height 68.2 in 69.3 in
Wheelbase 101.8 in 114.7 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Sangria Metallic Clearcoat
  • Slate Blue Pearlcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
  • Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • 80TH Anniversary Luxury Group
  • Premium Lighting Group
  • Sun & Sound Group
  • Trailer Tow Group IV
  • Quick Order Package 2BK 80TH
  • Quick Order Package 2GK 80TH

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