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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2021 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost I-4
293 hp

Base Horsepower

300 hp

Engine Options

707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque

Are you in the market for a strong, capable, and reliable SUV for your Anoka family? At Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Elk River, we suggest you compare the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with us! While both are well-appointed SUVs, when compared side-by-side, you’ll find that the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes out on top. Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer for yourself down below!

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Engine Performance

Rogers drivers who are in the need of speed and power should look to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer down below to see how these performers match up:

  • The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers four available engine options to choose from.
  • The 2021 Ford Explorer only offers three engines. While the base Explorer engine has more available power, the Jeep Grand Cherokee provides almost twice as much horsepower than the Ford Explorer on its top engine.

Check out a breakdown of the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer engine and their specs, below:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

3.6L V6 Engine:

  • 293 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway
  • 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 y
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 SRT Engine:

  • 707 hp
  • 645 lb-ft
  • 11 mpg city/ 17 mpg highway
  • 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
  • 5,300-pound towing capacity

3.0L EcoBoost V6

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

3.3L Hybrid

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

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Off-Road Ability

We know it might be hard to choose between the Explorer or Grand Cherokee, but keep in mind that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is built to exceed any off-roading desires! The Jeep Grand Cherokee not only has the 4×4 technology, but it also has advanced off-road features to enhance your Coon Rapids off roading experience:

  • The Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™
  • Hill Descent Control ™
  • 180-degree camera with split-view and washer
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™
  • LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams

Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee at Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you’ve compared the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, contact us when you’re ready to take a Jeep Grand Cherokee home! Further compare the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee to make sure it fits you best. If you love the Grand Cherokee but wish it had third-row seating, compare it to the Grand Cherokee L! Jeep’s all-new take on the Grand Cherokee provides the extra room you desire.

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