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justin1569 12-02-2010 12:30 AM

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...:thumbsup:

bpmcgee 12-02-2010 12:39 AM

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

DJ BoNiOmArIo 12-02-2010 12:47 AM

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.

Pats2011WK2 12-02-2010 12:48 AM

Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer
 
Can you post a link to the article?

justin1569 12-02-2010 12:56 AM

Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer
 
sorry...

I meant too...I'll add it to the first post.

rc51racer 12-02-2010 01:33 AM

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.

Knightrider03m 12-02-2010 02:07 AM

Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by justin1569 (Post 310537)
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...:thumbsup:

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. :confused:

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.

violant00 12-02-2010 02:24 AM

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

violant00 12-02-2010 02:32 AM

Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer
 
another thing nissan rogue rugged? (gag)

justin1569 12-02-2010 04:05 AM

Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by violant00 (Post 310572)
another thing nissan rogue rugged? (gag)

I actually puked!

justin1569 12-02-2010 08:10 AM

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....

PMD G8 12-02-2010 08:35 AM

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?

http://gallery.carreview.com/data/ca...n_rogue_15.JPG


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