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.
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.
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:
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