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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 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
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, since they have about the same towing capacity. 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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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2014 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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MSRP*: $26,195 - $34,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.84%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 16 - 17 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 20 - 21
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Marginal
Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $25,477 - $32,961

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