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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Awards
Efficiency
Safety
Usability
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Ford Explorer
          Be unstoppable in the 2017 Ford Explorer.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2017 Ford Explorer2 and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee3 on the highway.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee272epa estimated highway mpg263

Safety

More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2017 Ford Explorer2 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee4.5.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee52overall crash rating44

Usability

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2017 Ford Explorer2 offers 4 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee3, 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 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee3, the 2017 Ford Explorer2 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2017 Ford Explorer2 offers seating for 72 of your friends and family - in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee3, 2 of them would have to stay behind.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017JeepGrand Cherokee412front head room393412front leg room393402rear head room393402rear leg room39372seating capacity53
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