Comparing the 2022 Ford Explorer vs. the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is like pitting two heavyweight champions against each other. Which SUV should you get behind in this epic battle?
Drivers in Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony have plenty of questions about each SUV. Fortunately, the team at Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville sized up both, so you can see which one is right for you.
EPA est. MPG
MAX CARGO SPACE
Both the 2022 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee provide a riveting performance to push the boundaries of your outdoor explorations. When it comes to pure power, the Explorer has it in spades. Its standard 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 kicks out 300 horsepower, which outshines the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 in the Grand Cherokee. It’s only capable of 293 horsepower.
When you’re ready to move from the pavement to the off-road trails, both SUVs are available with 4-wheel drive, so you’ll have the sure-footed confidence to take on whatever path lies before you. Whether you’re on the way to the campsite or a remote lake, nothing can stand in your way.
The Explorer is ready to adapt to all types of road conditions. Its Terrain Management System™ is available with seven driving modes—Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, and Eco are just a few. The Grand Cherokee comes with a similar Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, but it only offers five modes.
One great benefit that these SUVs share is their commitment to helping you conserve gas while doing a good turn for the environment. Both the 2022 Explorer and the Grand Cherokee offer hybrid powertrain configurations!
When it comes to traditional powertrains, the 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine in the base trim of the Explorer achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/28 highway MPG with its rear-wheel drive (RWD) trim. This consumption overcomes that of the Grand Cherokee’s base trim. It maintains an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 city/26 highway MPG.
You’ll likely take your SUV off-road for some excellent adventures, but the bottom line is that the Explorer conserves more fuel in cities and on the highway. For commuters, every little bit counts!
When you’re taking your best friends to the lake house for the weekend or driving to the beach in the summer, you need an abundance of space—not just for passengers but for cargo!
When it comes to space, the Explorer really takes the cake. Starting with its base trim level, it offers room for seven passengers with 152.7 cubic feet of passenger space. Behind the first row, there’s a total of 87.8 cubic feet of cargo room as well! No bag or buddy will ever be left behind.
The Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, is smaller. In its base trim level, you’ll have room for just five passengers across two rows. Passenger space and maximum cargo room shrink to 145 cubic feet and 70.8 cubic feet, respectively. During those long trips with big groups and extra luggage, things are bound to feel cramped.
Now that you know a little more about the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s time to test drive your favorite. With its well-balanced performance and spacious cabin, we think the Ford Explorer is a great choice!
Drivers in Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony, can stop by our dealership to test drive an Explorer. Contact our team at Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville to schedule a test drive!