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Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 5.8 months of data per Explorer, average 6100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Explorer 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 15700 miles
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas 18
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Grand Cherokee gass, 9.4 months of data per Grand Cherokee gas, average 12000 miles
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Grand Cherokee diesels, 8.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee diesel, average 9700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2014 Ford Explorer 38
65.4285714286% 65.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Explorers, 10.2 months of data per Explorer, average 28700 miles
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas 53
99.7142857143% 99.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Grand Cherokee gass, 9.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee gas, average 28600 miles

Refreshed. Common electrical issues. Diesel much more troublesome than gas engines.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Grand Cherokee diesels, 10.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee diesel, average 31600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Explorer 35
47.5369458128% 47.5369458128% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Explorers, 9.1 months of data per Explorer, average 44500 miles
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Grand Cherokees, 8.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 42300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 52100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 44
59.6774193548% 59.6774193548% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Grand Cherokees, 9.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 48200 miles

 

2011 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Explorers, 9.4 months of data per Explorer, average 76100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 44
48.4126984127% 48.4126984127% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Grand Cherokees, 9.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 58000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 60200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 8.2 months of data per Explorer, average 79700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Grand Cherokees, 8.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 71100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 81
57.0217917676% 57.0217917676% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Grand Cherokees, 10.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 98000 miles

 

2006 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Explorers, 9.6 months of data per Explorer, average 117100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Explorers, 7.7 months of data per Explorer, average 132900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Grand Cherokees, 9.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 118700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 114100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Grand Cherokees, 8.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 136900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 10.4 months of data per Explorer, average 150100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Explorers, 6.9 months of data per Explorer, average 137900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Grand Cherokees, 6.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 156000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 9.2 months of data per Explorer, average 174900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2014 The current generation Grand Cherokee had a fairly rough first year, and the 2014 refresh also appears to have added some glitches. If the past is any guide, though these problems should be ironed out soon, if they haven't been already. One notable problem area: the air suspension that adds to the Jeep's off-road capability can be a source of expensive (once out of warranty) repairs. full 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
I bought this vehicle brand new straight from the dealers show room its been seven months now and done only 4500 miles but I had to take it twice to the dealer for coolant leakage and water pump issues. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Air suspension was problematic and took over a month at the dealer and 4 visits to finally get fixed. Also had problems with the radio and the memory settings getting wiped out. Occassional electric gremlins. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
With all the good things to say, one drawback I have is with some of the components that have failed so far. With only 46,000 kilometers (less than 30,000 miles) on it, it has had one front shock absorber fail, the water pump fail, a small engine coolant leak and three factory recall notices. As a retired mechanic, I realize with all the complicated equipment in today's vehicles, some items are bound to fail, but as this vehicle has not seen any offroad activity nor been driven hard, I am a little disappionted with all the repairs that it has needed. With that said, I STILL love my Jeep and think it is still better than its competition. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review