2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee compare

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2019 Ford Explorer Silver


SUV Comparison: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

Between the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, which SUV has what it takes to excel in any condition? The Jeep Grand Cherokee specs just may surprise you! Sure, the Jeep brand is known for its durability and strength on- and off-road, but the latest model also boasts impressive fuel economy. The base Jeep Grand Cherokee generates up to 26 mpg on the highway, utilizing available technology like engine control systems and automatic engine start/stop systems. The base Ford Explorer only generates 24 mpg on the highway. And the Grand Cherokee Diesel can reach up to 30 mpg!

Not only is the Jeep Grand Cherokee more practical for everyday driving with its fuel-efficient performance, but it also packs a punch when you need extra strength on the road. The Grand Cherokee has a towing capacity that surpasses the Ford Explorer by over 4,000 pounds and a trailer towing capacity that surpasses the Explorer by over 2,000 pounds! And the Grand Cherokee has standard load leveling suspension to enhance handling and control when driving with heavy loads. You won’t find this feature on the Ford Explorer. For more information about the Jeep Grand Cherokee reviews, feel free to stop by Gurnee CJDR – serving the Libertyville and Crystal Lake areas. Still researching? Check out the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV comparison, or compare the Dodge Durango vs. the Chevy Tahoe!


Jeep Grand Cherokee

Ford Explorer
3.6L VVT V6

Base Engine

3.5L Ti-VCT V6
19 mpg

City Mileage

17 mpg
26 mpg

Highway Mileage

24 mpg


Jeep Grand Cherokee

Ford Explorer
6,200 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds
7,400 pounds

Maximum Trailer Towing

5,000 pounds

Load Leveling Suspension

Not Available

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