2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2022 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP

3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost Engine
295 hp


300 hp
19 City/ 26 Highway

Fuel Economy

20 City/ 28 Highway
6,200 lbs

Towing Capacity

5,600 lbs

Seating Capacity


Which of the many midsize SUVs is best for your daily Mission and Edinburg drives? Could it be the popular Ford Explorer or highly-capable Jeep Grand Cherokee? Even from the outside you can tell that these two vehicles almost seem like they should be in different classes. The reality of what you’ll find when comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer confirms that initial impression; while the Explorer is cheaper to start, you get what you pay for. The purposefully elegant and incredibly capable Grand Cherokee is a markedly better choice, or at least, we think so. Want to see if you feel the same? If you’re still undecided on Explorer or Grand Cherokee we encourage you to read on and contact us if you have any questions along the way.



2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Performance

The engines of the Grand Cherokee and Explorer show one of the primary differences between these SUVs.

While both vehicle have several engine options, the Explorer relies heavily on complex turbocharged engines that wind up giving similar feel and overall capabilities, while the options delivered by the Grand Cherokee are vastly different from each other, and thus are much more tailorable to any one specific buyer’s needs — yours included.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

Pentastar V6

  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 6,200 lbs
  • 295 hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

5.7 Liter V8

  • 390 lb-ft of torque
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 7,200 lbs
  • 357 hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

4xe Hybrid System

  • 470 lb-ft of torque
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • 375 hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer Engines

2.3 Liter EcoBoost

  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 300 hp

3.3 Liter Hybrid

  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 322 lb-ft of torque
  • 318 hp

3.0 Liter EcoBoost V6

  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 380 lb-ft of torque
  • 365 hp (400 with ST Tune)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Interior and Safety Specs

Just one look at the Grand Cherokee’s interior makes the Explorer’s look rather dull, and that’s backed up by their feature lists:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Highlights

  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Advanced Brake Assist,
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist

Ford Explorer Highlights

  • Rear-View Camera
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System

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