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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Ford Explorer VS 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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290 hp Base Horsepower 293 hp
42.9/39.5/33.3 inches Leg Room (1st/2nd/3rd) 40.3/38.6/- inches
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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Deciding on a new vehicle can be a challenge. There are a lot of options to choose from, especially if you're looking at purchasing an SUV, like the 2017 Ford Explorer. Some of the standard features on the 2017 Ford Explorer include four 12-volt powerpoints, Ford MyKey®, and a rearview camera. The 2017 Ford Explorer has even more available features, and more premium features that come standard on higher trim levels, like the SYNC3 infotainment system.

There are plenty of choices on the 2017 Ford Explorer, whether you're choosing between the excellent features, or deciding which of the five trim levels to choose from. You can explore some of your options for the 2017 Ford Explorer at Sanders Ford in Jacksonville, NC.

Before you make a decision on a vehicle, it can be helpful to compare it to a similar vehicle to make sure that you're getting the best fit for your needs. Comparing the 2017 Ford Explorer vs the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee lets you see the similarities of the vehicles as well as the differences. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee also has a host of standard and available features that help make it an excellent choice if you're looking for an SUV, like the available Uconnect infotainment system, which is similar to Ford's SYNC3. However, Ford SYNC3 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while Uconnect doesn't have those systems currently available.


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If you're looking at buying an SUV, you likely would like one that has a lot of space. If that is the case, the 2017 Ford Explorer is the right option for you. The Jeep Grand Cherokee only has seating available for five people, including the driver. In the 2017 Ford Explorer, there are three rows, which offers seating for up to seven people. While you get more space in general when you're in the Ford Explorer, you'll also have more leg room, with 42.9 inches in the front seat, 39.5 inches in the second row, and 33.5 inches of leg room in the last row. You'll also be able to carry 80.7 cubic feet of interior cargo in the 2017 Ford Explorer versus the 68.3 cubic feet in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Having choices is important when buying a new car, and both the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee have options to choose from when it comes to engines. The base engine on the Ford Explorer is a 3.5L V6 which provides 290 horsepower. On the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, there is a comparable 3.6L V6 engine with 293 horsepower.

Other engine options on the 2017 Ford Explorer include a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder with 280 horsepower and a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower. The base engines on the Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer have an estimated combined fuel economy of 21 mpg and 23 mpg, respectively.

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