“What is the difference between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer” is a 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 seats five. If you need more seating, consider the award winning Durango, which is built on the same platform.
Both come standard with:
Grand Cherokee Includes at no additional charge:
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:
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.
Cargo Space and Towing Capacity:
Grand Cherokee’s starting price is lower and you get far more capability.
Base Price 4X4 $35,135
Base Price 4X4 $33,990
More gears offer faster acceleration and extra MPG. Eco mode is also available on both V6 and V8 engines to increase fuel economy.
Some More Grand Cherokee Options: