2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer


Compare the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer at Firkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Bradenton FL

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Sport utility vehicles like Jeeps are among the most popular vehicles in America, primarily because of the comfortable seating, larger cargo space, and reliability on almost any road surface or driving condition. Two of the best-selling SUVs, are the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer and we would like to show you why the Jeep Grand Cherokee is your best option. For SUV shoppers in Bradenton FL area, we've put the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer side by side, so you can compare all the key differences and learn more about each vehicle.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in three different engine choices:

  • Base 3.6-liter V6
  • 3-liter V6 diesel
  • 5.7-liter V8 performance engine
The top level engine delivers 360 horsepower. The Grand Cherokee also comes in a choice of 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive for outstanding power and performance. The 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that's sufficient, but it also has the option of a turbocharged four-cylinder and twin-turbocharged V6. Ford offers all-wheel and terrain-management options as well.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer - On and Off Road Comparison

The features and technology of the new Grand Cherokee are nothing short of luxurious, and it has outstanding versatility. New for 2018, is revised styling at the top trim level, and has features that include a standard rearview camera and parking sensors, as well as optional features like self-parking and lane departure systems. The Ford Explorer has a comfortable ride, four-wheel drive options, and capable handling. However, the Ford SUV has very few new features this year, being largely unchanged from the 2017 model. It does offer a new Appearance package and a few features that have been moved around. And the infotainment system has been replaced; the MyFord Touch® is retired, and has been replaced by the SYNC® 3 system. The Ford Explorer is capable of some mild off-roading. That said, the 2018 Grand Cherokee was designed to give you superior off-road capabilities, as well as superior handling in rugged or extreme conditions. The new Grand Cherokee also offers Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system with adjustable air suspension. When you need to adapt to changing conditions, you can simply adjust the air suspension yourself. Superior towing capability is another reason to choose the 2018 Grand Cherokee. Although it is not a full-sized pick up truck, it often outperforms its class in tow ratings. The Hemi V8 and EcoDiesel engine options are capable of hauling 7,200 pounds, and the V6 can pull up to 6,200 pounds. Although the Ford Explorer is sufficient for daily driving, if you're searching for a true Sport utility vehicle, the Grand Cherokee's off-road superiority is preferred.
Let's compare the Interior between Grand Cherokee and Ford Escape Both vehicles are set up to handle families, luggage, and other stuff without sacrificing your overall comfort and cabin space. In fact, they both have an impressive amount of storage and cargo space, but the Explorer gives up some legroom in the second and third row. On the other hand, although the Grand Cherokee seats less passengers, it provides ample head and legroom keeping everyone in the vehicle comfortable.

Discover for yourself why SUV shoppers come from all over the Bradenton FL area to buy their 2018 Grand Cherokee at Firkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

Why Should You test drive a 2018 Grand Cherokee at Firkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Bradenton FL? From the moment you walk into the showroom of our dealership, to long after you drive home in your new or used vehicle, all of our customers here at Firkins Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are customers for life. Firkins Automotive Group has been making a difference in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for over 65 years because we care.
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