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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $34,010 to $55,380
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2022 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

MSRP*: $38,325 to $60,300
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 70.8 ft3
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 365-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 357-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 293 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs 6,200 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 193.5 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Explorer or the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Ford Explorer is a little wider than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Performance
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Ford Explorer. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.