2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Car shoppers considering a midsize SUV are looking for a vehicle capable of handling several very specific tasks. These powerful utility vehicles need to be able to provide ample towing and hauling capabilities, impressive engine performance and a variety of engine options, a comfortable and spacious interior and impressive safety ratings. Anyone considering a midsize SUV will eventually end up looking at the 2017 Ford Explorer vs the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are each able to deliver on the safety front. Both of these SUVs emerged from their government safety tests with an overall scores of five stars. This is the highest score awarded. The Explorer and the Grand Cherokee each also offer features like a rearview camera, parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision mitigation systems with automatic braking and lane-departure warnings.

The interiors of each vehicle are comfortable and spacious and offer all of the best technology features both Ford and Jeep have to offer.

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2017 Ford Explorer VS 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
3.5-liter V-6 Base Engine 3.3-liter V-6
3 Engine Options 3
5 Trim Levels 6
Five Stars Safety Rating Five Stars

2017 Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

Engine variety is not lacking on the 2017 Ford Explorer or the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Each SUV can be equipped with multiple power sources. Three different engines are offered on the Explorer while four total engines are available on the Grand Cherokee. Both SUVs begin by equipping their base trim levels with standard V-6 engines, a 3.5-liter on the Ford and a 3.6-liter on the Jeep. These two powerful engine are neck and neck, each breaking the 290 horsepower mark.

In addition to the base engine, both models offer additional engine options. The Explorer can be equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that delivers 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that checks in at 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Grand Cherokee models can be equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 that delivers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, a 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque and 6.4-liter V-8 that is exclusive to the performance-oriented SRT trim and produces 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

Both the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are available at Akins Ford. Pay us a visit today to learn more about everything these two capable vehicles have to offer.

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