2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer


 
 

 

Both the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Ford Explorer have enthusiastic fan bases nationwide. In Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, you’re bound to pass one of these SUVs on the way to wherever you're headed. However, which one meets your specific needs?

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Saline steps in with their handy comparison to guide you to the right SUV.

 

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer Interior

When evaluating the available amenities onboard the Jeep, you can add 16-way adjustable power driver and front-passenger seats, with memory and a massaging feature, a power sunroof, and a heated steering wheel. While a moonroof and heated steering wheel are available in the Ford, you won’t get those 16-way power seats.

Below, we’ll examine the differences between the back row of each vehicle in terms of dimensions:

Back Row Dimensions

Jeep

Ford

Headroom

39.4 inches

38.9 inches

Hip Room

56.3 inches

40.9 inches

Legroom

38.2 inches

32.2 inches

Shoulder Room

58 inches

54.6 inches

 

With all the seats up and in use in your Grand Cherokee, you can store up to 37.7 cubic feet in the cargo area. Unfortunately, the Explorer offers only 18.2 cubic feet of cargo volume when every seat is in use.

 


Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology

Grand Cherokee vs Explorer Technology

A longer trip becomes a fun adventure, with the right entertainment in the cabin.

In the Grand Cherokee, a premium McIntosh® audio system upgrade features 19 speakers so that you feel like you’re in a movie theater, embraced by the sound. An available Uconnect® 5 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen only adds to the excitement in this Jeep SUV.

In the Explorer, you can blast the optional 14-speaker B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®. However, with fewer speakers than the Grand Cherokee, the sound may not resonate quite the way you want it to.


Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer Performance

Choices can be made in either SUV as to what engine you want, as each model offers four options. When you examine the data, though, the Jeep exceeds the power of the Ford.

The Grand Cherokee provides you with an available 4xe hybrid powertrain that generates 470 lb-ft of torque. With the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, you can tow an amazing 7,200 pounds when properly equipped—a Best-in-Class honor.

At its best, the enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost® engine found in the Explorer ST trim generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Also, the ultimate towing capacity tops out at 5,600 pounds, so be aware of how much capacity you need for a trailer or any other items you tow.


Which SUV Works for You? 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer

Whether you choose the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the 2022 Ford Explorer, you know that you’re getting a fantastic SUV. However, it’s best to carefully examine the features in both models before you decide.

Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, MI, car shoppers can move beyond the written material and take a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR of Saline in their favorite model.

Can’t wait to see you there!


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