Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer


Aiken, Graniteville, and Gloverville, SC, drivers who want a dependable, capable, and accommodating SUV have always been able to rely on both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. Both models are built to make exploring, traveling, and making memories exciting and easy.

At the end of the day, though, you can only choose one to drive home in. Below, the Miracle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) team outlines the differences between the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. Read on to learn about both models and decide which one will work better for you.


Jeep Grand Cherokee Off Road

Versatile Capability and Performance

When it comes to off-roading, it’s hard to beat a Jeep, especially when it offers a Trail Rated® trim. The Grand Cherokee boasts superior trail-riding and terrain-conquering features on multiple trims, while the Explorer reserves its best features for a select few.

For example, your Jeep can be equipped with one of three available 4×4 systems:

  • Quadra-Trac I®
  • Quadra-Trac II®
  • Quadra-Drive® II

The Explorer, on the other hand, still includes rear-wheel drive rather than 4-wheel drive as standard on premium trims like the King Ranch and Platinum.

Besides its off-roading prowess, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a higher maximum towing capacity than the Ford Explorer. While the Explorer maxes out at 5,600 pounds when properly equipped, the Grand Cherokee is capable of hauling 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.


Convenient Interior

You and your passengers all deserve to experience the utmost comfort, whether you’re touring through a city or heading into the wilderness. Which model does a better job at accommodating you?

Both models offer high-end leather fabrics that transform your seats into lounge chairs and subtle interior trim hues to keep you calm, even on turbulent adventures.

However, the Grand Cherokee offers more when it comes to additional comfort features. For instance, heated first-row seats are standard starting on just the second trim, while heated second-row seats and front ventilated seats are standard starting on the Trailhawk trim.

The Explorer, though, only offers heated seating on certain trims and doesn’t even have an option to add ventilated seating.


Jeep Grand Cherokee Tech

Practical and Engaging Technology

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer make it clear that they are not just capable under the hood, but inside the cabin as well. They both offer a range of technologies that make looking at vehicle data and information fun.

For instance, both offer available 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreens and large digital display clusters that keep vital information at your fingertips.

What the Ford Explorer lacks, though, is rear-seat entertainment. When you’re taking long trips with kids, a back-seat infotainment system that’s capable of playing movies, shows, music, podcasts, and more will be a lifesaver (especially when you forget to pack the tablets). Plus, you can enjoy some quiet time up front as this available entertainment connects to wireless headphones.


Decide Between the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Ready to make your SUV choice? The Miracle CDJR staff is ready to assist Aiken, Graniteville, and Gloverville, South Carolina, drivers in choosing between the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2022 Ford Explorer.

Reach out to our agents today to set up a test drive in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and experience its comfort and capability.


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