Compare: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer in Columbia

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs.  2018 Ford Explorer Comparison in Columbia, IL

If you’re in the market for a midsize SUV that really delivers, it’s more than likely that the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Ford Explorer are at the top of your list. Considering both popular vehicles offer top of the line capability, technology, and safety, it’s definitely one tough choice. Luckily. The experts here at Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Columbia near Belleville, IL are here to help! We’ve put this year’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer head-to-head to see which vehicle really does offer it all, and we’re pleased to announce we’ve found one clear cut winner. Let’s take a look at what makes the 2108 Jeep Grand Cherokee the best contender.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer Performance Comparison

When it comes to power and performance, both vehicles start off similarly matched with the Jeep Grand Cherokee pumping out up to 295 horsepower with its standard Pentastar® V6 engine and the Explorer capable of up to 290 horsepower with a 3.6-liter Ti-VCT engine. However, the Grand Cherokee is able to kick things up another notch thanks to the available 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a whopping 360 horsepower with 390 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as the massive 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. With that much available power, it’s easy to see which vehicle can outperform the other.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer Interior Comparison

Comfort are style are a must when it comes to adventuring vehicles and both the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Ford Explorer provide plenty of luxury and convenience for every drive. While both vehicles were purposefully engineered to provide a functional and versatile interior, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s available features go all out, with premium amenities like the Harmon Kardon® premium audio system, as well as the Unconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Plus, with the highly generous 68.3-cubic feet of cargo space, the Grand Cherokee allows you to bring more along for any adventure.

The Verdict

While both the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Ford Explorer provide the style, comfort, and capability to get you where you need to go, it’s clear to see that one of these proficient SUVs goes above and beyond. For increased luxury, amenities, and style, look no further than the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Columbia. We carry a wide selection of new vehicles, including the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and our team of experts is standing by ready to help you find your ideal vehicle today. Contact us now or make the short drive down and visit our Columbia, IL dealership for a test drive today!