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2018 Ford Explorer vs. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

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Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Wrangler Unlimited.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 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 Wrangler Unlimited.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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Compare the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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2018 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $32,140 - $53,940

2018 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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MSRP*: $30,995 - $40,995
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City MPG: 16 - 19 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $31,015 - $51,512 $30,426 - $39,006

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.