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Old 01-09-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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Uhhhh, really? Well they do both have 4 doors and 4 tires.....
The only question that occurs to me is "which front end is fuglier?" Tough call.
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The only question that occurs to me is "which front end is fuglier?" Tough call.
Lol, so true, and the interior is just as bad. I really liked the styling of the last generation 4runner. Toyota really screwed up with this new one. It really gives the Aztek a run for its money as ugliest suv ever. lol
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Nope

It is built on the Taurus platform actually
It's actually the old Volvo S80 platform which Ford acquired; used with the Taurus and now the Explorer. Reviews vs the new Durango say the Explorer is like driving a boat in compasrison, poor handling or steerng feel and very large turning circle. I cannot underetand why they do not put the ecoboost 3.5 in it, as that is one gem of a powerplant. I also own a SHO, and with just an SCT tune, an added 90 hp and 90 tq are on tap, making it 455 hp and mid 12's in the 1/4.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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The only question that occurs to me is "which front end is fuglier?" Tough call.

Seeing a FORD reminds me to shave on the weekend.

I'm not a fan of any FORD but they do make good use of the V6 (290hp) in the Explorer. C&D got it to 60 in 7.5 sec, a hair behind the Hemi WK2 pace.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:46 AM
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It really gives the Aztek a run for its money as ugliest suv ever. lol
The designers of the Aztek should've done time. It deserves to be enshrined in the pantheon of History's Ugliest Vehicles. I saw stuff in Mad Max that looked better, or at least cooler in its ugliness.

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Seeing a FORD reminds me to shave on the weekend.
The Lincoln Navigator took that look to even further extremes. There's no accounting for taste, I suppose.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

FYI, the Explorer is NOT 7.5 feet wide. the posted widths above of both the Explorer and Jeep are not correct.

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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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FYI, the Explorer is NOT 7.5 feet wide. the posted widths above of both the Explorer and Jeep are not correct.

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FYI, the Explorer is NOT 7.5 feet wide. the posted widths above of both the Explorer and Jeep are not correct.

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They are directly from the "sources" (jeep.com and fordvehicles.com) so I'm not sure what you mean..
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The only question that occurs to me is "which front end is fuglier?" Tough call.
The 4runner headlight and rearlight and fender lines pops out! If it is flush in with the body you will see the resemblance of style they share very identical!
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Lol, so true, and the interior is just as bad. I really liked the styling of the last generation 4runner. Toyota really screwed up with this new one. It really gives the Aztek a run for its money as ugliest suv ever. lol
I agree...they did a terrible job with the styling on the new generation of 4Runners. Hopefully they'll fix it for the next generation.
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If you put the new Ford explorer picture next to a Toyota 4runner it look almost the same. Ford this time copied the style from Toyota suv!

The new Ford Explorer looks nothing like a 4Runner. The Explorer is all soft angles and body lines and the 4Runner is boxy and angular. Nothing at all alike...
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Looks like the Ford Explorer beat out the Grand Cherokee as truck of the year

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car, the centerpiece of General Motors’ comeback, was named 2011 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show Monday.
The Volt, which already won the 2011 Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year, edged out the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Sonata to win the award.
Ford Motor Co's latest incarnation of its Explorer sport utility vehicle was named 2011 Truck of the Year, edging out the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango.
It was the third year in a row that Ford claimed the truck award.
Forty-nine auto journalists from the U.S. and Canada made the picks. The vehicles are judged on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value.


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