Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer

If you are thinking about buying a new midsize SUV in Fairfield, Connecticut, then a Ford Explorer is likely one option you are considering. However, we recommend the Jeep Grand Cherokee over this competitor to Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram customers like you, and with good reason. Produced by an automaker whose expertise is in building SUVs, you can trust every Jeep product to deliver outstanding results-and the new Grand Cherokee is no exception. Just see how it fares against its rival by checking out our comparison below.

Jeep Grand Cherokee VS. Ford Explorer*

Capability: When it comes to performance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee naturally outshines the 2018 Ford Explorer because of the equipment that come with it. As a standard, the base trim is equipped with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 that offers 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 3.5L V6 on the Ford offers only 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, the powertrain on the Jeep includes an 8-speed automatic transmission that converts energy to a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. That means you have two more gears at your disposal and can tow 1,500 more pounds with our pick!

Efficiency: There is no contest when it comes to efficiency either because the components on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee not only bestow strength. In fact, this new Jeep SUV provides an EPA-estimated 18 city, 25 highway, and 21 combined MPG. Placed side-by-side with the 2018 Ford Explorer which sustains just 16 city, 22 highway, and 19 combined MPG, it is easy to see which model is the economical choice. Not to mention, the Jeep boasts a fuel tank capacity of 24.6 gallons, which is 6 more gallons than what is presented by the opponent, so owners will even enjoy a greater driving range.

Versatility: One reason people flock to the midsize SUV segment is for space, and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee lives up to this purpose. While this 5-passenger model has two less seats than the 2018 Ford Explorer, it makes full use of its cabin. For instance, each person onboard the Jeep will have more room individually to stretch out. The 60/40-split rear seats fold completely flat as well, changing the layout of the interior to accommodate more cargo as needed. In this way, we believe the former is more versatile in terms of spaciousness.

Features: As if the Jeep Grand Cherokee could get no better, it is also offered in an abundance of features. For example, every model is included with a Uconnect® 4 system as a standard. Some variants of this multimedia console are uploaded with a Performance Pages app as well that keeps track of your critical stats. From premium audio systems like Alpine® Surround Sound and Harman Kardon® to deluxe amenities like the CommandView® Dual Pane Sunroof and heated and ventilated leather seats, there is more luxury to be had with the Jeep instead of the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Test Drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Fairfield, CT.

Looking at all the ways the new Jeep Grand Cherokee bests the Ford Explorer, you will understand why our experts at Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram encourage you to choose the former instead. Even better, you will appreciate the lower starting price of the Jeep model, making a quality ride accessible to you! So do not miss out. We hope to see you at our Fairfield dealership soon.

*Comparison is between the base-level trims of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 and 2018 Ford Explorer 4x4


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