“What is the difference between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer” is the most common question we hear at Planet.
Similar in proportions and price, both will move your family and a lot of stuff from point A to point B. With superior ground clearance and a more rugged platform, Grand Cherokee performs better in the snow and off road. You’ll also enjoy a smoother ride, more space, and greater towing capacity in the Jeep. Ford seats seven; Jeep only five.
Both come standard with:
Grand Cherokee: 8.6 inches
Explorer: 7.6 inches
Advantage: Grand Cherokee.
Better off road and in deep New England snow. Available “Trail Rated” packages provide even more ground clearance and hill descent control.
Jeep: Grey / Explorer: Black
Fuel Economy and Range:
Plus, bigger tank offers greater range. 3.0L diesel available in Jeep with best-in-class 30 mpg.
Cargo Space and Towing Capacity:
Grand Cherokee’s starting price is slightly more but includes many more features including anti-theft protection, keyless entry, and iPod outlets.
Base Price $30,795
Base Price $30,280
More gears offer faster acceleration and extra MPG. Eco mode is also available on both V6 and V8 engines to increase fuel economy.
Alloy wheels look better, but they’re also lighter for better handling and fuel economy.
Some More Grand Cherokee Options: