2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer

Parking Assistance



Keyless Ignition


Available on Other Styles


Rear Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive


8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer near Bronx, NY

There are so many SUVs to choose from these days it can be hard to narrow it down to the right one for you! Luckily, we are here to help! We believe that the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Explorer are two of the best SUVs. The Grand Cherokee is both rugged and luxurious and comes loaded with great features starting with the base model! Plus there are quite a few engine options as well as the brand new Trackhawk model that is the world's quickest and most powerful production SUV! The Ford Explorer is a great SUV as well with incredible refinement and road manners. The exterior features an upscale design and great engine options as well! However, only one of these SUVs can come out on top! Check out the rest of comparison to find out which one wins!

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

There are tons of great engine options for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee! The standard choice is the well-loved and trusted Pentastar 3.6-liter V6! This engine creates 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and can get 26 mpg on the highway with standard RWD. Other optional engines include a 5.7L V8 that delivers 360 hp and a strong and efficient 3.0L diesel V6 that produces 240 hp. The Grand Cherokee SRT model is powered by a 6.4L V8 that generates 425 hp and can go from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds! The all-new Trackhawk model gets a 6.2L turbocharged V8 (used in the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models) that delivers 707 hp! This engine gets the Grand Cherokee from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds! RWD is standard for V6 models but 4WD is offered (all V8 models have 4WD as standard). Jeep matches all of these engines with a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

There are a few engine options for the 2018 Ford Explorer. The standard choice is a 3.5L V6 that delivers 290 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque. With standard FWD this engine can get 24 mpg on the highway. You can opt for a 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder that creates 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine can get 27 mpg on the highway with standard FWD. Or a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates that this engine can get 22 mpg on the highway. All of these engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and come with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in seven well-equipped trim levels. Standard features include keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, automatic dual zone climate control, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and a six-speaker sound system! There are more advanced features available on the higher trim levels. These features include heated front and rear seats, a power liftgate, remote start, a heated steering wheel, power front seats, a 115-volt power outlet, and leather upholstery. As well as automatic wipers, a navigation system, a power adjustable steering wheel, LED daytime running lights, a dual pane panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, active noise-canceling technology, a self-parking system, and a 19-speaker audio system! Plus Jeep offers the Trailhawk model for those that love to take their Grand Cherokee off-roading. This model gets tons of exclusive off-roading features and equipment that set it apart from the rest! 

2018 Ford Explorer Features & Design

The 2018 Ford Explorer is offered in five trim levels ranging from the Base to the top of the line Platinum. Standard features include Sync voice commands, a rearview camera, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and 18-inch wheels. Higher trim levels add more advanced features like power folding third-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a premium audio system, power adjustable pedals, an automated parking system, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, firmer suspension tuning, a panoramic sunroof, and a towing package.


The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee clearly comes out on top when it comes to these two SUVs! There is an endless amount of features available and the entry-level Laredo comes with many more standard features than the base Explorer model! There are also a few more powerful engine options and an entire model that is ready for all your weekend adventures! Come on down today to check out a 2018 Grand Cherokee in person and take on out for a test drive! If you have questions about the Grand Cherokee fill out the contact form below!

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