2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer | Festus, MO

2017 jeep grand cherokee vs 2017 ford explorer

If you've been searching for a new SUV to improve your family's everyday adventures, you're sure to have looked into the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer. Both models have been synonymous with comfort, capability, and safety for decades, but which one is the best for you? To help you make your decision, our experts at Lucas-Smith Chrysler Center in Festus, MO have taken a close look at the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited and highlighted their key features.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Engine Specs and Performance

While the 2017 Ford Explorer comes with a clever turbocharged I4 engine, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a more powerful and capable V6. The 2017 Grand Cherokee also provides the off-road prowess that one can only find engineered in a Jeep. Available features like the Selec-Terrain� traction control system and Quadra-Drive II� 4WD make the Jeep Grand Cherokee one of the most capable SUVs ever built. Take a closer look at how the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer stack up in the table below.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Model

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

3.6L Pentastar� V6

Engine

2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost� I4

295 HP

Horsepower

280 HP

260 lb.-ft.

Torque

310 lb.-ft.

6,200 lbs.

Towing Capacity

3,000 lbs.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Interior Technology & Comfort

2017 jeep grand cherokee interior comparison

It's important to know that you'll spend every second of your daily drive comfortable and connected in your new SUV. This is especially important considering that, according to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average American spends nearly 300 hours a year behind the wheel. Both the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer offer amenities such as dual-zone automatic climate control and heated and ventilated front seats. However, our product experts agree that the premium materials and extra features make the 2017 Grand Cherokee the clear choice. Key features include:

  • Leather-trimmed perforated seats with edge welting
  • Heated rear seats
  • Memory front seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Uconnect� 8.4 NAV infotainment with turn-by-turn navigation
  • Available Harmon Kardon� 19-speaker sound system with subwoofer

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Safety Features

Both the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer boast an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, making them among the safest SUVs you can buy today. While both models are equipped with active and passive safety features that help before, during, and after a collision, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee simply has more to offer than the 2017 Ford Explorer. Key safety features include:

  • 4-wheel traction control
  • Active head restraints
  • Advanced multi-stage airbag system
  • Electronically stability control
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • ParkViewTM rear back-up camera
  • Trailer sway dampening
  • Enhanced accident response system

Test Drive a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Festus, MO Today!

test drive the 2017 jeep grand cherokee

Now that you know the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect SUV for you and your family, it's time to experience all of its features for yourself. To get some time behind the wheel, schedule a test drive at Lucas-Smith Chrysler Center in Festus, MO today. Find your favorite model in our online inventory then make your test drive appointment online or by calling our team at (636) 524-4702.

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