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2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  2013 Ford Explorer Sport 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
MSRP
$29,100
$27,695
Invoice $27,427 $27,229
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 12/23
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models

Dislikes:

  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift

Likes:

  • Refined styling
  • Upscale, well-fitted cabin
  • All-wheel-drive options
  • Infotainment and connectivity leader
  • Who doesn't want a 470-hp Jeep?

Dislikes:

  • Pretty design isn't punchy
  • V-6's somewhat boomy resonance
  • Can't wait for eight speeds
  • Where's the Grand Wagoneer?
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