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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Vs. 2018 Ford Explorer Base

The winner of this comparison is Jeep.


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2018 Ford Explorer Base

Vehicle Specifications

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2018 Ford Explorer Base




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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

If you’re on the lookout for a rugged yet versatile SUV that was built to perform, you probably have the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer vying for the top spot on your list. Despite each model offering several distinct trims and a long list of advanced features to choose from, there are differences that make it clear: there is a victor in the race for most outstanding trail-worthy luxury SUV. With more intelligent technology in the cabin and greater capability under the hood, the award-winning 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped to be your dream car!


Performance Comparison

Both of these adventurous vehicles were built to tackle challenging terrain like mud, sand, snow, and in the Grand Cherokee’s case, even rock, with dominating ease. Each offers drivers the chance to customize vehicle performance through selectable drive modes, with the Jeep’s exclusive Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System going up against the Ford’s Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. Standard engine offerings are similar, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 295-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 narrowly beating the Explorer’s 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee wins across the board in terms of capability, crushing the Ford’s 5,000-pound towing capacity with up to 7,400 pounds of pulling power.


Interior Comparison

Purposefully crafted to meet your every need on the road, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer are brimming with style and functionality, but the Grand Cherokee can’t help but outshine its competitor. Its exquisite cabin is packed with features like signature leather seating, a 360° music experience from Harmon Kardon® and the intelligent Uconnect® infotainment system. Now that you’ve compared the features and benefits offered by these two SUVs, the next step is to get behind the wheel and experience them for yourself. Stop by Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Jamestown, NY, and test drive the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee near Olean and Erie!

1. MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

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