The new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the first three-row Jeep SUV in over a decade, and naturally, this leaves us to wonder where it lies in competition with the best-selling 2021 Ford Explorer. So, which SUV is the right one for you? Well, that depends on what you need.
If your priorities are getting the most power and cabin space for your buck, the Ford Explorer is probably the best fit. More interested in an impressive features list and lofty towing capabilities? Then the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L might be more your speed. You can keep reading to learn more.
2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
|300 - 400 horsepower||Engine Output||290 - 357 horsepower|
|Up to 21 city/28 highway mpg||Fuel Economy||Up to 19 city/26 highway mpg|
|Up to 5,600 pounds||Towing Capacity||Up to 6,200 pounds|
There’s a reason that the Ford Explorer has been at the top of the best-sellers list for so long. The engine roster has something for everyone, whether it’s the standard 2.3-liter turbo engine, the sport-tuned ST with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, or the hybrid powertrain that earns up to 28 mpg on the highway. And as far as the interior goes, the sliding second-row seats ensure legroom is in no shortage. At the high end of the range, the Platinum model features a 12.3-inch digital driver information display, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, a wood interior trim, a twin-panel moonroof, and so much more.
The new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L takes on the market for three-row SUVs with an ultra-luxurious approach. Even the least expensive Grand Cherokee L trim level includes a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning, and trailer sway control. At its very best, the Grand Cherokee L Summit model features Perforated Nappa leather upholstery, massaging seats, four-zone climate control, Park Assist, and an Active Driving Assist system that uses adaptive cruise control and active lane-centering to lessen the strain of highway driving. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine may not have the top horsepower, but it is rated for a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds and a class-leading estimated driving range of nearly 500 miles.
You can learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and more great SUV models just like these when you speak with the experts here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA.