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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

" not as dirt-flinging and rugged as the Nissan Rogue"

um.... WHATTTTTT???!?!?!?!??!???
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer = Restyled Ford Taurus X







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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

The Grand Cherokee is a niche vehicle, but that's alright; we know how good it is. It's subjective, but I find the Grand Cherokee has better curb appeal than the Explorer. The interior of the Explorer is also subjective to different tastes, but the climate control and stereo interface really put me off the Explorer; it's too fiddly. Audi has the same problem with this too...for me. The Grand Cherokee really has world class fit & finish, solid powertrain options and IMHO excellent curb appeal along with a beautiful and functional interior. That last part, the "functional" interior, is critical from a joy-to-drive aspect. I cannot compare driving it to a new Explorer, but compared to the Q5 and Q7, I'll take the Jeep. In fact, I DID take the Jeep and never looked back.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

I don't think you can really compare the two. The new explorer is a front wheel drive car. The looks are not bad, but nowhere as good looking as the jeep, it does not have any of the capability of the jeep. I don't understand why Ford even bothered to put a terrain management system in it . It's a car nobody is going to use it offroad or for anything other than hauling people and groceries. The other thing I don't understand is why no V-8 you have a choice of a 3.5 V-6 Which is smaller and less powerful than the standard engine on the Jeep and an optional 2.0 turbo 4. That 4 is going to be one hard working engine in a 4500 pound vehicle. I would like to see how that engine is running when it gets 70 or 80K on it.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

They have always been compared to each other and always will as long as the model names stay the same. They have been compared hand and hand ever since 1993.

The explorer is going back down to the original design offering more room, less off road capabilities, and no V8. Look at this old MT video I see the review being the same as it was 14 years ago.



The Jeep's have always been unibody/uniframe they just had solid axles. The only things different now is 4 wheel independent suspension.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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The Nissan Rogue should not have been mentioned at all. It's like comparing a cavalier to a Mustang.. in a class of their own....
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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They have always been compared to each other and always will as long as the model names stay the same. They have been compared hand and hand ever since 1993.

The explorer is going back down to the original design offering more room, less off road capabilities, and no V8. Look at this old MT video I see the review being the same as it was 14 years ago.



The Jeep's have always been unibody/uniframe they just had solid axles. The only things different now is 4 wheel independent suspension.
Yea but it seams like Ford is trying to get away from the "SUV" part of the Explorer. Kind of like how the Liberty get thrown the in ringer with the Escapes and CRVs. Its getting harder and harder to find a real SUV. A Explorer IMO is not a real SUV, its CUV but the WK on the other hand is a real SUV.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

I'm come on, the new Explorer is the 1st high pursuit rated "SUV" for the police market. Something isn't right there
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

PFFT.

Chevy is also bring back the v8 caprice imagine that?

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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

What is the tow rating for the best Ford model offered? That's one BIG thing that brought me to jeep....the ability to tow my tandem boat and car trailers. NOBODY else has this kinda ability in an SUV without getting into more bux and bigger sizes.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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The Jeep is built on it's own platform, while the Explorer is built on the Edge platform, and is therefore a crossover.

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It is built on the Taurus platform actually
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They have always been compared to each other and always will as long as the model names stay the same. They have been compared hand and hand ever since 1993.

The explorer is going back down to the original design offering more room, less off road capabilities, and no V8. Look at this old MT video I see the review being the same as it was 14 years ago.



The Jeep's have always been unibody/uniframe they just had solid axles. The only things different now is 4 wheel independent suspension.
And that other little thing called FWD, which is probably why it's not getting a V8.
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