The SUV market has had two mainstays in the form of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer. However, when you compare the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the 2021 Ford Explorer, which comes out on top? The Grand Cherokee wins in engine, trim options, and customization potential, meaning it's perfect for Green Bay or Manitowoc drivers who have a particular look and feel in mind for their SUV. 

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 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explorer
 $34,220 Starting MSRP $32,225
 10 Trim Levels 5
 707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque Maximum Output400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque 
 293 hp Base Horsepower 300 hp
 3.6L V6 Base Engine 2.3L EcoBoost I-4

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Engine Performance

Whether you pick the Explorer or the Grand Cherokee, you have excellent performance on each model, perfect for drivers in Kaukauna and Oshkosh. However, you see a difference in the power each of the three engine options give you on each respective model. Take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer engine specs here:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

3.6L V6 Engine:

  • 293 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

6.4L V8 SRT® HEMI® MDS Engine:

  • 475 hp 
  • 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 13 mpg city/ 19 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 SRT Engine: 

  • 707 hp
  • 645 lb-ft
  • 11 mpg city/ 17 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity 

Ford Explorer Engines 

2.3L EcoBoost I-4

  • 300 hp
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 21 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,300-pound towing capacity

3.0L EcoBoost V6

  • 400 hp
  • 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,600-pound towing capacity

3.3L Hybrid

  • 318 hp
  • 322 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 mpg city/26 mpg highway EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Trim Levels

Budgets for car & SUV shoppers in Waupaca come in at many different levels, meaning you are best served by many options to choose from. Thankfully, the Grand Cherokee gives you an impressive 10 trim packages to choose from, in contrast to the five offered by the Ford Explorer. From the basic yet impressively featured Laredo to the immensely powerful SRT, you can make your drive truly yours with the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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