2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  SYNC Turn-By-Turn Navigation N/A
   290 hp Horsepower 240 hp
  Seats 7 Seating Capacity Seats 5
  Standard Power Seats Optional
  42.9 inches Front Leg Room 40.3 inches

2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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These days, the SUV has evolved from a rather utilitarian machine into a comfortable, all-purpose vehicle that can take on just about any task. Today's SUVs offer an impressive car-like ride and interior features while providing enough space for all of your gear and towing capacity. If you're in the market for a capable vehicle that's able to handle all of your needs in superior comfort, it's worth checking out the 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee both offer standard and optional engine choices that deliver plenty of power. The Grand Cherokee has a slight edge when it comes to base MSRP, but the Explorer offers a multitude of features that more than make up for the slight difference.


Whereas the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers buyers a choice between a naturally aspirated V6 and V8 engine, the 2017 Ford Explorer kicks things up a notch by offering a pair of turbocharged engines in addition to its own naturally aspirated V6 offering. In addition, the Explorer offers an economical four-cylinder engine, something you won't see in the Grand Cherokee. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine produces a healthy 280 horsepower and 310 pound feet of torque, giving the Explorer an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg highway when properly equipped. The standard naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 produces 290 horsepower, matching the power output of the Grand Cherokee's 3.6-liter V6. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, rated at 365 horsepower, matches the Grand Cherokee's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with two fewer cylinders and better fuel economy.

Technology & Features

Both the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee come well-equipped with a wide variety of interior features, including leather seating surfaces and automatic climate control. However, only the 2017 Ford Explorer offers the SYNC 3 infotainment system. With SYNC 3, you can use your compatible smartphone or other portable device with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to play music, control select apps and get map info, just to name a few things you can do. The longer dimensions of the 2017 Ford Explorer also help give this vehicle the upper hand when it comes to interior roominess. The Explorer also makes better use of its interior space, giving you extra comfort and versatility when you're on those long-distance trips.

Cargo Space

The 2017 Ford Explorer's longer dimensions not only translate to increased interior space for passengers, but it also means you'll get more space for your luggage and other cargo. Folding the standard second-row 60/40 and third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seats gives you a total of 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Stepping up to the XLT trim lets you swap out the second row bench seats for a pair of comfortable bucket seats, while the Limited trim offers the PowerFold one-touch folding feature for the third-row bench seat.

When it comes to the 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, there are plenty of things that makes the 2017 Ford Explorer come out on top, from its superior choice of engines to its more spacious interior and cargo capacity. If you're interested in the 2017 Ford Explorer, stop by Lake Keowee Ford today and take a test drive of this amazing vehicle.