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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer*

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

When looking for a new SUV that’ll help you run roads as well as trails, compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. These midsize SUVs are both strong, capable SUVs, but Grand Cherokee has more to offer Stamford drivers. Take a trip to Garavel CJDR to take the Jeep Grand Cherokee for a test drive today to see what has everyone talking.


If you’re shopping for a mid-size SUV with plenty of off-road credentials, you’ll want to see how much power the base engine delivers. Find out if the Explorer or Grand Cherokee comes out ahead:

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • Base Engine: 3.6L V6
    • Horsepower: 295 hp
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 19 city/26 hwy
  • 2019 Ford Explorer
    • Base Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost®
    • Horsepower: 280 hp
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 17 city/24 hwy

Off-Road Capabilities

The off-road capabilities of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are unlike any other. Having received the Trail Rated® Tough badge, the base model offers a Jeep® Brand 4×4 system for better traction on Greenwich roads and beyond. There are also a range of engine options culminating in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which produces up to 707 hp. The Grand Cherokee is also protected and specially sealed to handle a depth of up to 20 inches of water. And when you’re ready to take on the toughest terrain, use the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System to adapt your Grand Cherokee to the path you’re on and the climate conditions you’re driving through.

The Explorer offers its own version of a four-wheel drive system. The Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ includes Hill Descent Control ™, a 180-degree camera with split-view and washer, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™, and LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams. In order to get more of the features that are already standard in the Jeep, you’ll need to upgrade to the available Class II Trailer Tow Package.

Interior Features

Uconnect® systems in the Grand Cherokee interior help keep you connected safely. That way you can get the information you want while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. It includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto support for easy smartphone integration. You also have access to a premium sound system from Harman Kardon® for the ultimate concert-like music experience. The Explorer has FordPass™ Connect with a Wi-Fi Hotspot and SYNC® 3 standard, but for more high-tech features to enhance your drive, you’ll want to add on the Available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package.

Learn More at Garavel CJDR

Once you compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, make your decision and then head to our dealership near Fairfield to see our Jeep vehicles in person. We even have limited-time Jeep Grand Cherokee offers if you’re looking for more savings. Contact us at Garavel CJDR to take a test drive and bring the Jeep of your dreams home today.

Garavel CJDR 41.1247225, -73.3943157.