These are two of the SUV segment's most enduring models. Before the year 2000,  

The sport-utility market was defined, in part, by the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The market has expanded much since then, but these two versions are still in use.

The 2024 Ford Explorer and 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee are still best-selling models despite

some of which are ranked higher in U.S. News & World Report's midsize SUV rankings.  

Which one, if you are cross-shopping the two, merits closer inspection?