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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $33,245 to $55,610
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Picture of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $38,890 to $60,865
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 84.6 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 (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-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 290 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs 6,200 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 204.9 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 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
The Ford Explorer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, with comparable head- and legroom. 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 L.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
The Ford Explorer is a little wider than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Ford Explorer is slightly shorter than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.