Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:30 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1538
justin1569 is on a distinguished road
Post 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Just read an article:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifesty...erokee-review/

I hate how they refer to the GC as a crossover. It's a full-time real deal non transforming SUV. The article ends with the reviewer wondering if the Explorer will dethrone the GC. I'd beg to differ. They called the GC "unstuckable" after trying to get it stuck...hahaha.


What are your thoughts on the new explorer vs the gc? I think Ford copied Jeep big time...just read up on the features.

Here are some copied features. Jeep set the bar...now everyone else is playing catch up. Good luck catching up to the GC if it decides to hit the trails.

Terrain management
Heated/Cooled seats
Auto-climate control with command start (summer vs winter)
Class Exclusive Adaptive Cruise (liars)

Anyways. This article makes me love my GC even more...
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 383
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1795
bpmcgee is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

I think they're both chasing the Land Rover in terms of features.

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

B
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:47 AM
DJ BoNiOmArIo's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 10,324
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 12324
DJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

I don't understand why they even try to compare the GC to Exploder at all. The Jeep is so much more capable than the FORD on and off road. Ford has been good in making sedans, and muscle cars but in their SUV market it's complete shit. Jeep has been in the SUV market a much longer time than Ford.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1407
Pats2011WK2 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Can you post a link to the article?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:56 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1538
justin1569 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

sorry...

I meant too...I'll add it to the first post.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-2010, 01:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1363
rc51racer is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

The JGC certainly has more offroad prowess but the Explorer has a few features I prefer such as:
  • Ford MyTouch (I have the 430N and it's user interface is no where near the My Touch)
  • 3rd Row Seating
  • Head Rest DVD Entertainment

The Explorer competes more with the upcoming Durango which is built upon a stretched JGC chassis.

I wouldn't go as far to call the JGC a crossover but it isn't a Body on Frame design and it's Uni-Body design is the same as the Explorer.

Jeep didn't invent terrain control, several other manufacturers have had it for years most notably Range Rover.

Also the feel of the buttons in the JGC are not on par with it's 42K+ price tag.

All that being said I still prefer my Overland V8 to anything else out there in the sub 55K market.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-02-2010, 02:07 AM
Knightrider03m's Avatar
Everyday I'm shuffling
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In the mud now
Posts: 6,128
Thanks: 13
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 323327
Knightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Knightrider03m
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin1569 View Post
Just read an article:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifesty...erokee-review/

I hate how they refer to the GC as a crossover. It's a full-time real deal non transforming SUV. The article ends with the reviewer wondering if the Explorer will dethrone the GC. I'd beg to differ. They called the GC "unstuckable" after trying to get it stuck...hahaha.


What are your thoughts on the new explorer vs the gc? I think Ford copied Jeep big time...just read up on the features. And I think the Explorer is ugly.

Here are some copied features. Jeep set the bar...now everyone else is playing catch up. Good luck catching up to the GC if it decides to hit the trails.

Terrain management
Heated/Cooled seats
Auto-climate control with command start (summer vs winter)
Class Exclusive Adaptive Cruise (liars)

Anyways. This article makes me love my GC even more...
Terrain management was probably based on the Land Rover. Heated.Cooled seats has always been with Ford starting with their Lincoln brand but now are fazing it with their Ford brand starting off with the Taurus. Don't really know if this is true or not but I was told that the new Explorer was built for the people that want a Taurus but want to haul all their junk too.

Even though I think that the Explorer and the Grand Cherokee is in a different class I wonder how most reviewer are going to rate both cars in a comparison test. And with that being said, what would they based their test on? I damn sure wouldn't take the Explorer off road like I would a WK but if I was given the keys to both cars and asked to pick one car to drive across the country with I would pick the Explorer.
__________________
-Marcus-
2012 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L V6 AWD White Suede
Current mods: 6000K HID low/hi beams; Passport 9500ix; Garmin NUVI50 5% Tint; Tinted Tails; Duel Exhaust; Debadge
Future mods: Lowing kit; Engine Tune; Black wheels; Monotone Paint Job
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-02-2010, 02:24 AM
violant00's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2000 4.0L WJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New york, NY
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2063
violant00 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Theres no 8 cyl option for the new explorer, only i4 and a 6:^/, looks too much like toyota designed it I like ford but the new explorer and even the new 2011 edge looks like pure shit. But hey people are eating it up
__________________
<img src=http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae39/violant00/IMG_0644-1.jpg border=0 alt= />\


00wj Red genIII projector head lights, K&N CAI. (more coming soon!)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-02-2010, 02:32 AM
violant00's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2000 4.0L WJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New york, NY
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2063
violant00 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

another thing nissan rogue rugged? (gag)
__________________
<img src=http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae39/violant00/IMG_0644-1.jpg border=0 alt= />\


00wj Red genIII projector head lights, K&N CAI. (more coming soon!)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-02-2010, 04:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1538
justin1569 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Quote:
Originally Posted by violant00 View Post
another thing nissan rogue rugged? (gag)
I actually puked!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1538
justin1569 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

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....
__________________
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Overland 4x4 Hemi w/ MDS
Brilliant Black, Black Interior
730n, QL, QDII, 20s, DualRoof
Drove off the lot on October 25th, 2010
Replaced '06 Overland with the '11


Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-02-2010, 08:35 AM
PMD G8's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 468
Thanks: 4
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 24489
PMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond reputePMD G8 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

Nissan Rogue? Is that guy effing serious? Must be what he drives.

Quote:
the 2011 model definitely has a more curvy look, but not nearly as aerodynamic or strikingly sleek as, say, the Nissan Rogue.
Really?

__________________

__________________
Currently:
Work: 2006 Dodge Charger Hemi, Dark Blue
Ours: 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ, White
Mine: 2009.5 Pontiac G8 GXP, Silver
Wifes: 2014 Summit V8 4x4, Bright White/Black(Delivered 4/2/2013)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Grand Cherokee - Now it's getting personal Milous Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 109 02-01-2011 01:30 AM
anyone want a tuner for their 2011 Grand Cherokee? Scottina06 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12 11-08-2010 04:50 PM
GC vs. 2011 Explorer Terrain Mgt System GAROSS Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 16 11-04-2010 06:18 AM
2011 Grand Cherokee Scottina06 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 16 11-17-2009 01:54 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community