Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee in Coeur d'Alene

Comparing the 2021 Ford Explorer to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Ford Explorer is a popular SUV for our drivers in Post Falls who also like to adventure. With its power, space, and technology features, this SUV keeps drivers having fun while still being a convenient family-oriented vehicle.

But there is another vehicle out on the market that has many features to help make off-roading more fun while being convenient, the Jeep Grand Cherokee. These vehicles have a lot in common which can make the decision on which one to buy a struggle. But while the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good vehicle, there are many reasons why the Ford Explorer should be the vehicle you purchase.

Comparing Engines

The engine is an important spec on a vehicle. If you are buying an SUV for your on-the-go lifestyle in Rathdrum, you need to know that you are getting an engine that will be able to go over any terrain and haul all the equipment you need it to. There are three engine options on the 2021 Ford Explorer. While there are more engine options on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, more does not always mean better. The standard engine on the Ford Explorer is more powerful than the standard engine on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2021 Ford Explorer is powered by a standard turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This is more horsepower and torque than on the standard engine of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Comparing Interior Features

While the both the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee hold seven passenger, the Ford Explorer offers more space for your passengers. The Ford Explorer offers space, including:

  • 43 inches of legroom in the front seats
  • 59.2 inches of hip room in the front seats
  • 40.5 inches of headroom in the rear seats
  • 59.1 inches of hip room in the rear seats

There are also more cargo configurations on the Ford Explorer, with both sets of back passenger seats having different folding capabilities. Not only are the third-row seats 50/50-split folding, but the second-row bench is also 35/30/35-split folding. With all of the seats out, the Ford Explorer has a maximum cargo capacity of 87.8 cubic feet, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee maxes its cargo capacity out at 68.3 cubic feet. This makes packing for trips to Liberty Lake in Washington easier in the Ford Explorer.

Comparing Technology

While both SUVs come standard with a touchscreen display, the Ford Explorer touchscreen is slightly bigger than the screen on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This makes it easier for you to see it without having to take your eyes off the road for as long. Share your photos of your trips with your family and friends back in Hayden with the in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot that is standard on the Ford Explorer's base trim but is a trim level up on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The technology also lends itself to making the Ford Explorer more convenient. You can connect your Ford Explorer to your smartphone via the FordPass™ app to monitor and control your vehicle.

Comparing Safety Features

We know safety is a big deal to you. You need to feel safe while driving through the roads of Coeur D'Alene. The 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee both have a wide range of safety features, but the Ford Explorer has more on the lower trim levels. Some of these standard features include:

  • Frontal collision mitigation
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Trailer sway control

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

As you can see, the Ford Explorer comes out on top when compare to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you would like to learn more about our 2021 Ford Explorer inventory, would like to take a test drive, or if you have any questions, visit us at Mike White Ford of Coeur d'Alene. Anyone on our expert Ford team is here and happy to help answer any questions you have.

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