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Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2021 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP

3,500 lbs

Base Towing Capacity

5,300 lbs
3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost I-4
293 hp

Base Horsepower

300 hp
105 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

153 cubic feet

2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you want a powerful and affordable SUV to enhance your adventures around Oshkosh and Weset Bend, then you’re probably comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. Both offer powerful performance, but we think that once you compare them in detail, you’ll see that the Explorer is the better deal. Keep reading to learn more from Holiday Ford.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Engine Specifications

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer both offer excellent base engines, but the engine on the Ford Explorer manages to be more powerful and more efficient at the same time. If you want to get a powerful towing capacity, great horsepower, and stand-out mileage on Beaver Dam roads with the base-level trim of a vehicle, then you should choose the Ford Explorer. Check the specs for yourself:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Base Engine

3.6L V6 Engine:

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

Ford Explorer Base Engine 

2.3L EcoBoost I-4

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Interior and Price

The Explorer also outperforms the Cherokee in terms of passenger space and price. With a larger interior, you and your passengers can expect to be more comfortable as you ride around Sheboygan in a Ford Explorer. Keep in mind that this extra space and power is also all offered at a lower price. The decision is obvious: 

Starting Price:

  • Ford Explorer: $32,925 MSRP
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: $33,120 MSRP

Passenger Volume:

  • Ford Explorer: 153 cubic feet
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: 105 cubic feet

Once you factor in our new vehicle specials, you’ll be getting a great deal. Apply for financing online today to get started on purchasing your new Ford Explorer.

See the Ford Explorer at Holiday Ford!

You can see the Ford Explorer in person in Fond Du Lac at Holiday Ford. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you!

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