2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer vs. Toyota 4Runner vs. Chevy Traverse | Festus, MO

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the ultimate blend of an off-road brute and a refined and luxurious SUV. Lucas-Smith CDJR of Festus, MO is now offering lease specials on the new 2018 Grand Cherokee. The experts at our Jeep dealership have broken down the key features of the 2018 Grand Cherokee, and compared them to the toughest competition below.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

As Jeep’s flagship model, the Grand Cherokee truly embodies the Jeep brand with great off-road capability while retaining the every day accouterments you’ve come to expect. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with 17-in. alloy wheels, power & heated side view mirrors, a six-speaker audio system, a leather wrapped steering wheel and a review camera with parking sensors. When fully equipped, it also has a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • $31, 690 MSRP
  • 5 person capacity
  • 3.5L V6 w/ 295 HP, 260 lb. ft. of torque
  • Push-button start
  • Uconnect® infotainment system w/ 7-in. touchscreen
  • 68.3 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 19 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy

2018 Ford Explorer

One of the best selling SUV’s in the U.S. returns again for 2018 equipped with chrome-tipped exhaust, 18-in. wheels, deep-tinted windows, LED headlights, and voice recognition controls. Powered by a standard 3.5L V6 with 290 HP and 255 lb. ft. of torque, the Explorer packs quite a punch while still maintaining fuel efficiency. Towing capacity tops out at 5,000 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • • $32,140 MSRP
  • • 7-person capacity
  • • 8-way power drivers seat
  • • Rearview camera
  • • SYNC® infotainment system w/ 4.2-IN. touchscreen
  • • 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • • 16-19 MPG city / 22-27 MPG hwy

Differences between the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer

The Grand Cherokee has a lower starting MSRP by roughly $1,000, comes with a more advanced infotainment system and a modern, attractive cabin. It also has the dependability and durability of a vehicle built to go off-road, as you would expect from a Jeep SUV. The Explorer is family friendly, with lots of storage capacity and space for two more passengers.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

As Jeep’s flagship model, the Grand Cherokee truly embodies the Jeep brand with great off-road capability while retaining the every day accouterments you’ve come to expect. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with 17-in. alloy wheels, power & heated side view mirrors, a six-speaker audio system, a leather wrapped steering wheel and a review camera with parking sensors. When fully equipped, it also has a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • $31, 690 MSRP
  • 5 person capacity
  • 3.5L V6 w/ 295 HP, 260 lb. ft. of torque
  • Push-button start
  • Uconnect® infotainment system w/ 7-in. touchscreen
  • 68.3 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 19 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy

2018 Toyota 4Runner

As an off-road legend, the 4Runner’s reputation carries some weight, but its off-road capabilities are no detriment to its on-road performance and comfort. Inside, the customizable Entune™ infotainment system and the spacious interior with optional 7-person capacity are welcome additions. A 4.0L V6 engine with 270 HP and 278 lb. ft. of torque sits under the hood. When properly equipped, the 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • $34,810 MSRP
  • 5-person capacity
  • 8-way power drivers seat
  • 89.7 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • Entune™ infotainment system w/ 6.1-in. touchscreen
  • 17 MPG city / 20-21 MPG hwy

Differences between the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Toyota 4Runner

Both of these SUVs are off-road stalwarts, but the Grand Cherokee has the 4Runner beat with on-road performance, achieving a much better overall driving experience and better highway fuel economy. The Grand Cherokee also out tows the 4Runner on each trim level, with the 4Runner topping out at 5,000 lbs. and the Grand Cherokee ranging from 6,2000-7,200 lbs. With an MSRP of $34,810, the 4Runner comes in about $3,000 higher than the Grand Cherokee.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

As Jeep’s flagship model, the Grand Cherokee truly embodies the Jeep brand with great off-road capability while retaining the every day accouterments you’ve come to expect. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with 17-in. alloy wheels, power & heated side view mirrors, a six-speaker audio system, a leather wrapped steering wheel and a review camera with parking sensors. When fully equipped, it also has a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • $31, 690 MSRP
  • 5 person capacity
  • 3.5L V6 w/ 295 HP, 260 lb. ft. of torque
  • Push-button start
  • Uconnect® infotainment system w/ 7-in. touchscreen
  • 68.3 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 19 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy

2018 Chevy Traverse

Well-equipped from the start, the Traverse comes standard with 18-in. alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay™, and keyless entry/start functions. With an 8-person capacity, large cargo volume, and solid fuel mileage, the Traverse is a great choice for big families on the go. The Traverse can tow up to 1,500 lbs.

Key Specs:

  • $29,930 MSRP
  • 3.6L V6 w/ 310 HP, 266 lb. ft. of torque
  • 8-person capacity
  • MyLink™ infotainment system w/ 7-in. touchscreen
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 98.2 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 17-20 MPG city / 25-27 MPG hwy

Differences between the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Chevy Traverse

With a roomy interior and loads of cargo space, the Traverse edges out the Grand Cherokee in overall storage capacity and seating. The Traverse is the lowest priced SUV in this comparison, and it shows, as the styling both inside and out has an unadventurous feel with dated technology and cheap-looking materials. The Traverse also loses out in driving capabilities, as the Grand Cherokee has much stronger engine options and a reliable track record on and off the road. In terms of towing capacity the Grand Cherokee is overwhelmingly better than the Traverse, with the Grand Cherokee being able to tow 5,700 lbs. more.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lease Offers

Now is the perfect time to lease a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Lucas-Smith CDJR of Festus, MO. Take advantage of our current Grand Cherokee lease specials by calling our dealership at 636-725-0810. Act quickly before the lease special you're interested in expires.

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