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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Ford Explorer

  2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 2014 Ford Explorer
MSRP
$29,495
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$30,015
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Invoice $29,081 $28,288
MPG
City/Highway
13/25 16/24
Rating
8.4
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TCC Rating
8.6
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Bottom Line The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent. Read Full Review The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Looks far more expensive than it is
  • Eight-speed automatics all over the place
  • Ecodiesel's 30-mpg rating, 730-mile range
  • The best infotainment features, and the most usable
  • A 470-hp, 0.90g Jeep? Yes, please

Dislikes:

  • What's with that wan little grille?
  • Almost every version's over $30k
  • HEMI seems somewhat pointless now
  • Base Laredo goes without rearview camera, options

Likes:

  • Stocky SUV look, in a crossover
  • Lots of passenger space
  • Great ride quality
  • Good gas mileage for its three rows

Dislikes:

  • Not much ruggedness under it all
  • Steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Lower-power turbo four costs more
  • Middle seat needs a lift
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