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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,925
Invoice
$33,878
Average Price Paid
$34,669
82 listings nationwide

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
MSRP
$45,240
Invoice
$43,541
Average Price Paid
$44,904
829 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$35,121
Good Price
$33,384
Great Price
$32,392
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
Fair Price
$45,654
Good Price
$43,580
Great Price
$42,394

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,593
4 listings nationwide

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,872
97 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
27 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

There is a redesigned 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee coming soon—and this isn’t it. In a confusing turn of events, the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L is a three-row SUV, while this decade-old...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 4
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
10
Andrew writes:
What you would expect: a comfortable, spacious vehicle with capabilities more similar to that of the true spor...
10
Andrew writes:
Truly impressive capabilities for a vehicle off the lot with no modifications. Thats not to say that it can do...

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 24.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
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295 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
--
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260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.77 in x 3.26 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 40.3 in
Back Legroom 39 in 38.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 36.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,380 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 7,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 189.8 in
Width 89.3 in 84.8 in
Height 69.9 in 69.3 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 114.7 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
80th Anniversary Edition 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Sangria Metallic Clearcoat
  • Slate Blue Pearlcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
  • Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • 80TH Anniversary Luxury Group
  • Premium Lighting Group
  • Sun & Sound Group
  • Trailer Tow Group IV
  • Quick Order Package 2BK 80TH
  • Quick Order Package 2GK 80TH

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