2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2022 Ford Explorer
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2022 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

If you’re looking for a capable new SUV in the Memphis area, then you may have come across the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ford Explorer. These crowd-favorite SUVs are both back for 2022, featuring impressive performance specs and spacious cabins that can comfortably seat the whole family. They also offer hybrid variants among their engine options, and they have strong off-road capabilities designed for all types of terrain. Although they overlap in many categories, there are some important differences when comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, and Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has got all the details in the guide below.



Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Performance

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer both offer three engine choices-a base-level engine, a more powerful upgrade, and a hybrid variant. While the Ford Explorer offers a more powerful standard engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee pulls ahead with a higher-performing upgrade and hybrid engine. If you’re looking to give your daily commute a serious upgrade or pivot to a more fuel-efficient engine, then the Grand Cherokee may be the right choice for you. Here are the full specs for both sets of engines:

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

2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo PHEV Engine

  • 375 hp
  • 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 6,000-pound towing capacity

Ford Explorer Engines

2.3L EcoBoost I-4 Engine

  • 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 Engine

  • 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 Engine

  • 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: Off-Road Ability

Jeep and Ford are known for their off-road capabilities, and the Explorer or Grand Cherokee would be an excellent option for drivers looking to take their SUV outside of Southhaven, MS and into uncharted territory. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a bit more in terms of features and abilities, including the legendary Jeep 4×4 technology and intelligent four-wheel drive. You’ll also be getting the following amenities designed to make off-roading smooth and safe:

  • 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

The Ford Explorer also comes with a Terrain Management System designed to maximize safety and efficiency when off-roading, that includes features like selectable drive modes for up to seven road conditions. However, when comparing the two, the Explorer ultimately comes with fewer standard and available off-road features than the Grand Cherokee.

Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee at Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that we’ve had a chance to compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer on paper, you might want to see how the Grand Cherokee handles on the Oxford, MS roads. To set up a test drive, just contact our office or stop by our dealership and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time. You can also reach out with any questions or for more information about our lineup of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM vehicles. And if you’re ready to start the process of bringing a Grand Cherokee home for yourself, you can apply for financing right from our website.


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