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2016 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Awards
Safety
Technical
Usability
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Ford Explorer
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Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA1.
Why did KBB.com name the 2016 Ford Explorer the Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for the third year in a row? Because "no matter which Ford Explorer you go with or where you go with it, you can be confident knowing this full-size SUV will provide years of low-cost ownership." We couldn't agree more2.

Safety

If you're driving a 2016 Ford Explorer3, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
2016 Ford ExplorerVS2015 Jeep Grand Cherokeeoptional3Lane Departure Warning System

Technical

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2016 Ford Explorer's4 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2016 Ford ExplorerVS2015 Jeep Grand Cherokeehas4Front Driven Wheels

Usability

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2016 Ford Explorer4 offers 4 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee5, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee5, the 2016 Ford Explorer4 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2016 Ford Explorer4 offers seating for 74 of your friends and family - in the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee5, 2 of them would have to stay behind.
2016 Ford ExplorerVS2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee414Front Head Room396414Front Leg Room396404Rear Head Room396404Rear Leg Room39674Seating Capacity56
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-full-size-suv-crossover/

3 - 2016 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Limited

4 - 2016 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Base

5 - 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4dr Altitude

6 - 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4dr Laredo