2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you want a highly capable SUV that has more to it than just a sporty look, the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are two models worth a closer look. Both the 2017 Explorer and Grand Cherokee come in around the same price and offer other highly sought after aspects that makes the 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison a competitive one.

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The 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee both come standard with engines that pack a good amount of power, with both having a horsepower right around 290. The prices of the Explorer and Grand Cherokee are also similar, but the Grand Cherokee comes in just a little bit less expensive. However, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers many things that help make up that differences.

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2017 Ford Explorer differences between the 2017 ford explorer and 2017 jeep grand cherokee 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7 Passengers Seats 5 Passengers
23 Combined MPG 21
7 seconds Base 0-60 time 7.8 seconds
80.7 cu.ft. Cargo Room 68.3 cu.ft.

Differences between the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The most prominent difference between the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is how big they are. They are both more sizable SUVs than many others on the market, but the Explorer also offers two additional seats over the Grand Cherokee, and an increased cargo capacity. Both put up impressive towing numbers, with the 2017 Ford Explorer coming in at a max rating of 5,000 pounds and the Grand Cherokee hitting 6,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Even with its increased size, you can match the fuel efficiency of the Jeep Grand Cherokee with one of Ford’s additional engine choices. The 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine offers both a sporty drive, with its 280 horsepower, and fuel efficiency -- with a 27 MPG highway rating. Swapping out the engine in the Explorer isn’t the only change and customization you can make. The 2017 Explorer can also replace the second-row bench with bucket seats for added room and comfort. The Explorer also offers the latest tech features, which include a SYNC 3 system, which works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Ready to see if the 2017 Ford Explorer is the right new SUV for you? You can find this highly capable vehicle at Holiday Ford in Fond du Lac!

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