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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

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MSRP*
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$32,225 to $54,480
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$32,150 to $87,400
Invoice* $31,258 to $52,301 $31,858 to $83,552
MPG - City 18 - 21 11 - 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 17 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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
The Jeep Grand Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

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. The Ford Explorer carries a much lower Destination Charge 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 somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Performance
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer has a little less horsepower than 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. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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