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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

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“What is the difference between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer” is a common question we hear at Planet.

Executive Summary:
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 seats five.  If you need more seating, consider the award winning Durango, which is built on the same platform.

Both come standard with:

  • Safety features such as anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control.
  • 3yr/36000mile basic bumper to bumper warranty.
  • Excellent crash test ratings.

Grand Cherokee Includes at no additional charge:

  • Keyless Entry
  • Satellite Radio


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:

Advantage: Jeep.

Comparing 4×4 V6 models, Explorer is rated at 16 city, 22 highway.  The Jeep beats this by 2 and 3 mpg at 18 city, 25 highway.

Plus, bigger tank BY 6 GALLONS! offers 200 miles greater range. 3.0L diesel available in Jeep with best-in-class 30 mpg.

Grand Cherokee

  • 590 miles
  • 24.6 gal tank
  • 18city/25 hwy

Ford Explorer

  • 387 miles
  • 18.6 gal tank
  • 16city/22 hwy

Cargo Space and Towing Capacity:

Advantage: Jeep

  • 36.3 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 7400 lbs towing

  • 21.0 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 5000 lbs towing


Advantage: Jeep

Grand Cherokee’s starting price is lower and you get far more capability.

Base Price 4X4 $35,135

Base Price 4X4 $33,990


Advantage: Jeep

More gears offer faster acceleration and extra MPG. Eco mode is also available on both V6 and V8 engines to increase fuel economy.

  • 8 speed automatic

  • 6 speed automatic

Some More Grand Cherokee Options:

  • Heated and Cooled Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Sun Roof


  • Billet Silver
  • Bright White
  • Diamond Black
  • Velvet Red
  • Rhino
  • True Blue
  • Granite Maximum Steel
  • Walnut Brown

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