2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

vs.

2021 Ford Explorer
$34,970

Starting MSRP

$32,925
10

Trim Levels

5
3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost I-4
293 hp

Base Horsepower

300 hp
3

Engine Options

3
707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque

Are you looking to energize your Grand Island driver with a robust and high-performance SUV? If so, you’d do well to compare the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explore. Both vehicles boast stellar reputations amongst Hastings families and adventurers alike for their powerful engine options, spacious cabins, and luxe amenities. However, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are comparable SUVs, when you examine them more closely, it’s easy to see that the Grand Cherokee comes out on top. Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as we showcase why the Grand Cherokee is the perfect vehicle for you! 

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Performance Specs 

Whether you’re a vehicle enthusiast, or someone who likes to tackle adventures in the automobile, it’s undeniable that both the Grand Cherokee and Explorer deliver exceptional performance capabilities. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee outpaces the Ford Explorers in terms of performance features and specs. 

Kearney drivers have four Jeep Grand Cherokee engine options to choose from, while the Ford Explorer only offers three engine options. And while the Explorer base engine has more available power, the Grand Cherokee delivers almost twice as much horsepower that the Explorer on its top engine. Here’s a breakdown of the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer engine specs: 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

3.6L V6 Engine:

  • 293 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

6.4L V8 SRT® HEMI® MDS Engine:

  • 475 hp 
  • 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 13 mpg city/ 19 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 SRT Engine:

  • 707 hp
  • 645 lb-ft
  • 11 mpg city/ 17 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity 

2021 Ford Explorer Engines 

2.3L EcoBoost I-4

  • 300 hp
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 21 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,300-pound towing capacity

3.0L EcoBoost V6

  • 400 hp
  • 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,600-pound towing capacity


3.3L Hybrid

  • 318 hp
  • 322 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 mpg city/26 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Performance Capabilities 

From the paved Lincoln streets to the rough terrain of the road less traveled, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a versatility that simply goes unmatched. The Grand Cherokee comes equipped with the legendary Jeep 4×4 technology, as well as advanced off-road features that help make adventures safer and more enjoyable. The Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ offered on the Jeep Grand Cherokee includes: 

  • Hill Descent Control ™
  • 180-degree camera with split-view and washer
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™
  • LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams

The Ford Explorer also comes with an off-road system — the Terrain Management System — 

which has seven different drive modes for varying conditions to improve vehicle traction and stability. Nevertheless, this feature does not hold up to the Jeep Grand Cherokee Terrain Management System™ which outperforms the Ford Explorer Terrain Management System every time. 

Shop for a Used Jeep Grand Cherokee at Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

You’ve compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, but the only way truly grasp the difference between these two SUVs is by taking the Jeep Grand Cherokee for a test drive! Contact us today to take the Grand Cherokee for a spin. And while you’re visiting our dealership in Hastings, you can meet with one of our finance experts to discuss your buying options. We look forward to working with you!

 

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