2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer near Benton Harbor, MI

2018 Grand Cherokee Vs Ford Explorer

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer: Pricing, Engine & Performance

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $30,895 and the 2018 Ford Explorer starts at $32,140 MSRP. The Jeep Grand Cherokee easily beats the Ford Explorer in virtually every performance category. View the table below for details:

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2018 Ford Explorer

3.0L V6 diesel, 5.7L V8, 6.4L V8 (SRT®), 3.6L V6 (Laredo), 6.2L V8 (Trackhawk)


3.5L EcoBoost® V6, 2.3L EcoBoost® I4, 3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Up to 707 HP


Up to 365 HP

Up to 645 lb.-ft.


Up to 350 lb.-ft.

4-Wheel Drive

Drive Type

All-Wheel/Front-Wheel Drive

7,200 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.


Fuel Economy (city/hwy)


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer: Exterior & Interior

Both the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Ford Explorer come with a comfortable, luxurious interior. However, our experts agree that you will be far more satisfied with what the Grand Cherokee has to offer. The 2018 Grand Cherokee has a spacious 68.3 cu.-ft. of interior cargo volume (when seats are folded), whereas the 2018 Ford Explorer only has 43.8 cu.-ft. View exterior and interior features of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee below:

Grand Cherokee Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Classic 7-slot grille
  • Power Liftgate
  • CommandView® dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • Available gloss black exterior accents
  • Available platinum chrome exterior accents
  • Roof rails

Grand Cherokee Interior

Interior Features

  • Ambient Lighting
  • Dashboard Inlays
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Seats
  • Ventilated Seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer: Safety & Technology

Grand Cherokee Safety


Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to your safety and the safety of others on the road. When you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll be protected by over 70 advanced safety and security features. These include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Breaking
  • Park Assist
  • Back Up Camera and Trailer View
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps and LED Taillamps
  • World-Class Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System
Grand Cherokee Technology


Drivers everywhere want to be connected every mile of the way. After closely comparing these two popular SUV’s, our experts agree you will prefer the technology features that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer. These features include:

  • Uconnect® Technology
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • 7-in. Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • SiriusXM Guardian™

Schedule a Test Drive

If you believe the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect SUV to upgrade your driving experience, schedule a test drive today at our Jeep dealership near Benton Harbor, MI. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give our team a call at (877) 589-6292. You can also check out our Learn more: Grand Cherokee research pages.