2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer

When you are in the market for a new vehicle, it can be difficult to sift through all of the information out there to determine which model will offer the specs and features you are looking for. That is why doing comparisons can be so helpful. Comparisons allow you to put two models that appear similar up side by side to examine their differences and decide which one offers more of what you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer.

Both the Grand Cherokee and the Explorer have athletic exterior designs that feature a wide stance, bold front-end styling, and sculpted lines to improve aerodynamics. Both models have fully automatic exterior light control and bright headlights to light up the road ahead and include standard Daytime Running Lights to ensure you will always be seen. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences between these two models!

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2018 Ford Explorer

3.6-liter V6 Engine 2.3-liter I4
295 Horsepower Horsepower 280 Horsepower
8-Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual Transmission 6-Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers

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The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is sleek and stylish. It has a lower starting MSRP than the Ford Explorer while offering more convenience and safety features. However, the Ford Explorer has slightly higher fuel economy ratings, with 23 combined mpg compared to the Grand Cherokee's 21 combined mpg. The Explorer also has more seating space for passengers, with a third row of seating that allows you to fit seven passengers as opposed to just five in the Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has standard features like USB ports in the cabin, a proximity key, parking assist technology, a keyless access system, front fog lights and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Explorer only has parking assist technology available as an upgrade and does not offer the other listed features. Additionally, the Grand Cherokee has many available features that the Explorer doesn't offer, including a CD player, navigation system, heated front seats, a built-in programmable garage door opener, sunroof, and remote starting system.

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