"I have owned Jeeps since 1985 this is by far the best Jeep I have ever owned. Only issue I had is the door motor ($100 to replace)
Also have owned 2 Explorers during this time. The Jeep is a lot more refined than the Explorer. More comfortable and better handling. But the Explorer has a LOT more room.
Gas milage has been between 18-20MPG. Orginal stock tires are so bad I swore the 4 wheel drive system was broke. Next winter I switched to Toyo Open Countrys and had no problems. Rotate tires often or you will have a VERY difficult time changing a flat"