The Explorer isn't the only SUV to cross the crossover Rubicon.
It could be argued that the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee are crossovers, since they're going to be driven primarily on pavement.
Both are brand-new this year, and they're fantastic efforts, with better off-road ability than the Explorer, if a touch less avant garde inside.
The Honda Pilot used to be the best crossover on the market, but the new version has a plasticky interior and over-the-top SUV styling that detracts from its driving feel.
The GMC Acadia is a bit narrower inside than the Explorer, and lacks the high-tech onslaught, but it's still a fine crossover with a tasteful balance of sport-ute looks and capabilities.
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|2011 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2011 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2011 GMC AcadiaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2011 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6|
|Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door Express||FWD 4-Door SL||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
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|2011 Ford Explorer vs. 2011 Dodge Durango||2011 Ford Explorer vs. 2011 GMC Acadia||2011 Ford Explorer vs. 2011 Honda Pilot||2011 Ford Explorer vs. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee|