2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer near Philadelphia, PA

2018 brings many new improvements to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This year, the Grand Cherokee has added an all-new engine that will bring 707 horsepower! In addition to this, the Grand Cherokee has also updated its standard features to make some of the wanted tech even more accessible. The Ford Explorer, in 2018, has simply updated a little bit of its exterior styling on the front and rear and has made the 4G LTE Hotspot standard.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

The Grand Cherokee offers five engines to pick from. The first three engines are available to any trim, while the last two are tied in with the top trim levels. The Trackhawk is the top trim and comes standard with the new engine that provides 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. This engine, matched with the Trailhawk trim, is perfect for towing an incredible 7,400 pounds maximum! Every engine comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, but the first two engines have an option to switch to two-wheel drive for a higher fuel economy.

2018 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

The Ford Explorer offers three engine choices. Each engine is matched to the various trim levels. The top engine, available on the Sport and Platinum trims, is capable of producing up to 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All three of the engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with the option to choose either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

The trim options for the Grand Cherokee include the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and the Trackhawk. Standard at every level are features that include heated mirrors, Bluetooth, two USB ports, keyless ignition and entry, a satellite radio, rear parking sensors, and so many more luxurious and comfortable features. This SUV is so capable you can even take it off-roading! The ride is incredibly smooth even over some of the worst roads, and many of the available options can provide even more fun with a 19-speaker audio system or a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

2018 Ford Explorer Features & Design

The Ford Explorer trim lineup includes the Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and the Limited. The base trim comes with only a few very basic features like a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, and a manually adjustable front seat. Not much is added to the next few trims either. You don't start seeing real luxury until you reach the top trim level. Sadly, there are no packages or add-on options until you reach the top trim as well. At the top trim, you are able to add a panoramic sunroof or automated parking.


As the Explorer offers fewer choices, less luxury, fewer safety features and driving aids, and no off-roading capability, it really falls in the dust of the Grand Cherokee. Especially with the Grand Cherokee bringing its 707 horsepower to the table!

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