i.g. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Comparison: New Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer

Drivers around Easton, SalisburyMillsboro, and surrounding areas in the market for a new SUV are likely to have the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee on the top of their list because both are highly regarded within the segment. Choosing between the two can therefore be a challenge, but we stand by the Jeep brand here at i.g. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep. As we will demonstrate in the following comparison, the Jeep crossover outdoes its rival in multiple categories, and it is for this reason we proudly carry this model at our dealership in Milford, Delaware.


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Jeep Grand Cherokee VS. Ford Explorer

Powertrain: When it comes to strength, the Jeep Grand Cherokee takes the lead. Its entry-level trim comes with a 3.6L V6 that supplies 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5L V6 included with the Ford Explorer falls short of this output, producing just 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.

Alternative Engines: Additionally, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has better options for advanced sources of power. While the Ford Explorer is available with a 280-horsepower 2.3L I4 and a 365-horsepower 2.3L Twin-Turbo V6, Jeep offers a 360-horsepower 5.7L V8 and a 475-horsepower 6.4L V8-both of which pack a harder punch.

Capability and Efficiency: Put to the test, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can even tow heavier loads. Its max towing capacity ranges from 3,500-7,000 pounds whereas the Ford Explorer capacity ranges from 2,000-5,000 pounds. Better still, this brawn is without compromise to fuel economy because the Jeep sustains 19 city and 26 highway MPG which is higher than the 17 city and 24 highway MPG provided by its rival.

Off-Road Performance: The Jeep takes center stage in the off-road arena because its heritage is rooted in adventure. Available with multiple four-wheel drive systems that bolster traction and control, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has no trouble tackling normal or difficult road conditions like rain, mud, and snow. These 4x4 systems are exclusive to the brand and not available with the Ford Explorer.

Design: The Jeep Grand Cherokee is considered one of the automaker's premium models, so it has many upscale elements as a standard. It has everything from contrast-color interior accents to high-quality amenities such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, and heated exterior mirrors. Similar features will cost extra with the Ford Explorer.

Price: If you want better overall value the next time you buy or lease a new SUV, then you will want to choose the Jeep Grand Cherokee over the Ford Explorer because its starting MSRP costs thousands of dollars less than its opponent. You can then use the money you save toward a higher trim level or upgrades, making the new Jeep SUV a step above the Ford SUV.

Test Drive the New Jeep Grand Cherokee in Milford, DE.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is popular among Delaware drivers around Millsboro, Georgetown, and Dover areas for these reasons and more. That is why we know shoppers like you will appreciate it, too! So, do not wait and try out a model today at i.g. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep today! After seeing all it has to offer, you will see why we advocate for it over competitors like the Ford Explorer.