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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Convenience
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Explorer will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,160 - $53,235

2016 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

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MSRP*: $29,995 - $65,695
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 16 - 19 13 - 19
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 19 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $30,070 - $50,839 $29,860 - $63,060

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.