Comparing the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

At Route 1 USA we provide our customers with honest information so you know that the vehicles you buy are worth it. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerful entry in the mid-size SUV class. There's a lot to like about it with its spaciousness, refined looks, and the expected off-road capabilities of a Jeep Brand vehicle. We love the Grand Cherokee and think that our customers will too, but how does it stack up against comparable SUVs? Read on to see our comparison of the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Power and Capability

SUVs need strength to back up their size or else the drive can quickly get frustrating. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine that cranks out 295 horsepower. The Explorer's standard engine puts out a respectable 280 horsepower, but the added benefit of the Grand Cherokee's stop/start system puts it firmly in the lead.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also has a max towing capability of 7,400 lbs. while the Explorer maxes out at 5,000 lbs. Trailers and larger boats will fare better when attached to the Grand Cherokee.

Safety and Features

As a family oriented vehicle safety is a priority in both vehicles. They each have a solid array of standard features, but which one has the advantage? The Grand Cherokee really starts to beat out the competition when you look at its advanced available safety features. Intuitive systems like the Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Park Assist make the Grand Cherokee a forward thinking vehicle that assists you from all angles.

Ultimately, we are going to say the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee takes home a solid win in this comparison. If you are still not convinced, get directions to our Lawrenceville dealership and schedule a test drive. We serve the surrounding areas as well and we are just a quick drive from Princeton; Trenton; Flemington; Lumberton, NJ; and Levittown, PA.


Route 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Lawrenceville

2700 Brunswick Pike
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    2700 Brunswick Pike
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-4107

    • Sales: (877) 858-9452
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