2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you’re in the midst of a 25-year run as the best-selling SUV in America, you know you’re doing something right. You also know you’re updating and improving yourself each and every model year, instead of just resting on your laurels. What we’re describing here is the Ford Explorer, which is not only the flagship of the Ford SUV lineup, it’s also the flagship of the entire SUV segment.
Those are big claims to make, but you’ll soon see after checking out this 2018 Ford Explorer versus 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee head-to-head model comparison that those claims are as accurate as can be. No matter which competitor the new Ford Explorer is put up against, it comes out on top thanks to its powerfully capable and efficient engine options, its vast amount of passenger and cargo space and its wide-ranging suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. If the 2018 Ford Explorer is any indication, the model is on a path to continue its best-selling streak for another 25 years and more.
2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
|290 HP||Horsepower||295 HP|
|151.5 ft.3||Total Passenger Space||105.4 ft.3|
|43.9 ft.3||Cargo Space (Behind Second Row)||36.3 ft.3|
|81.7 ft.3||Total Cargo Space||68.3 ft.3|
Get Comparable Power and More Passenger & Cargo Space with a New Ford Explorer at Akins Ford near Atlanta GA
Horsepower ratings are an important feature for those looking to purchase a new SUV, so that’s where we’re going to start this comparison. For the purposes of this comparison, we’re using the base models for each lineup. As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee are pretty evenly matched in terms of horsepower. The new Ford Explorer offers 290 horsepower and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee offers 295 horsepower – a difference you really won’t notice while out on the road.
Where the 2018 Ford Explorer gains a big advantage over the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is when you head inside. That’s because the new Ford Explorer provides 151.1 cubic-feet of total passenger space, 81.7 cubic-feet of total cargo space and 43.9 cubic-feet of cargo space behind its second row of seats, whereas the new Jeep Grand Cherokee can only provide 105.4 cubic-feet of total passenger space, 68.3 cubic-feet of total cargo space and 36.3 cubic-feet of cargo space behind its second row of seats.
To find out more about the 2018 Ford Explorer and everything it can do, please reach out to our friendly Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.