2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you’re looking at an SUV with a lot of cargo space that can still provide sporty handling, you should take a closer look at the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. These vehicles share quite a few commonalities — including starting price. But which vehicle has better value for drivers in Edmonton?

Detailed specs and images are great things when performing initial research. Unfortunately, there’s no substitute for the getting behind the wheel for yourself. We took a look how these two household SUVs compare in the chart.

The spacious 2017 Ford Explorer

A new, available 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine can produce 280 horsepower, along with an impressive 310 lb.-ft of torque, also squeezing out a few more miles per gallon on the highway. Though available in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models like the Grand Cherokee, the Explorer isn’t quite as focused on off-road prowess.

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4WD and Terrain Management

The 2017 Ford Explorer is more focused on providing room for two extra passengers and a whole lot more cargo space. Despite its larger cabin, the 2017 Explorer can still keep up with the Grand Cherokee in terms of fuel economy when you opt for the new EcoBoost engine. If you’re looking for desirable technology inside the cabin, we’d encourage you to look at the Explorer. Ford’s SYNC 3 system provides easy access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers access to music, maps, messaging and more! Take a test drive in the 2017 Ford Explorer at Sherwood Ford to experience its comfort and style for yourself!