2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer




Satellite radio


Available on higher trims

Ground Clearance

8.6 in.

7.8 in.

Cargo Space

36.3 cu. ft.

21.0 cu. ft.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer near Auburn, ME

Customers who are searching for their perfect midsize SUV, with comfort for five passengers, premium amenities, and an unparalleled performance, have quite a few options in front of them. The top choices in the segment have continued to be the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. The competing Ford Explorer has a great appearance with many premium options, and drivers have come to appreciate its performance on the pavement. But can the Explorer compete with the Grand Cherokee's go-anywhere attitude? Learn more about how these two vehicles compare, and which is right for you, by reading below!

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with five incredible engines. Each powertrain option has been engineered to provide a commanding performance no matter the road or weather condition, and this is partly made possible due to the eight-speed automatic transmission. At every level, Jeep has offered great choices, starting with the base 3.6-liter V6 engine. This incredible engine, which can be paired with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, delivers 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The other amazing options include the 5.7-liter V8, 3.0-liter diesel V6, 6.4-liter V8 (available with the Grand Cherokee SRT), and 6.2-liter supercharged V8 (with the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk).

2018 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

The 2018 Ford Explorer is available with three engine options. These engines should offer enough power for a comfortable daily commute, and they are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine, which comes standard on the base and XLT trims, is a 3.5-liter V6 that has 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The other available engines are a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 (available with the base, XLT, and Limited trims) and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (available with Sport and Platinum trims).

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

For 2018, the Grand Cherokee continues to offer a fantastic experience with an eye-catching exterior style and many available luxury interior features. For the new year, customers can look forward to having updated infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Jeep is also celebrating the Grand Cherokee's 25th anniversary with the Sterling Edition. Some of the standout standard features include a higher-resolution 7-inch touch-screen Uconnect system, a backup camera, parking sensors, and dual-zone climate control.

2018 Ford Explorer Features & Design

The new 2018 Explorer has gained a few new appearance options, most notably new wheel options. The technology systems have been updated and customers can now equip an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. The standard equipment on the Explorer include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, a Sync infotainment system, as well as LED low-beam headlights and LED taillights.


The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a legendary performance wherever you take it, ready for the daily commute and off-road excursions on the weekend. The Ford Explorer offers a commendable performance while on the pavement, but it fails to offer the all-weather, all-terrain performance that has become synonymous with Jeep's legendary Grand Cherokee. If you have any questions about our great lineup of SUVs, we would be happy to answer them, so contact us today at Bodwell Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

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