2018 Ford Explorer vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to Head

2018 Ford Explorer, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Which SUV Comes Out On Top?

It can be argued that Jeep, with its Willys Wagon, gave us a preview of the modern SUV segment more than 70 years ago. It was Ford, however, that arguably jump-started the current SUV and crossover craze with its introduction of the Explorer in 1991. The midsize SUV’s sales in its first and subsequent years caught many in the industry by surprise.

Buyers now in the market for a new SUV care little about history, however. They want to know which model is the better right now, the 2018 Ford Explorer or the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The Ford Explorer still wins the sales race, having pulled about 20 percent ahead of the Jeep Grand Cherokee so far this year. Sales volume, however, is not always indicative of a vehicle’s overall appeal.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

Take a look at the following slides to determine which might be the better SUV for you.