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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 Ford Explorer
Ground Clearance
  8.6 in. 7.9 in.
Rear Cargo Space
  36.3 cu. ft. 18.2 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity
  24.6 gal. 18.6 gal.
Roof Rails
  Standard Available on other styles

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Explorer

Serving Gouverneur, NY

For decades, SUV shoppers who are influenced by performance capabilities, features, and style have often been drawn to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer. These are both midsize crossovers that have a solid reputation for being sophisticated as well as luxurious. After you get familiar with their full attributes and abilities, which model will you select?


Both of these dominant vehicles make a powerful first impression with their bold dimensions and brand-specific character. The Grand Cherokee has taller ground clearance and raised roof rails as standard items for all trim levels. Its exterior is also enhanced by automatic high beams, stunning LED headlights, a power liftgate, and other coveted features. The 2021 Ford Explorer, on the other hand, sits lower to the ground and has raised roof rails on select trims. Both of these vehicles are available with heated side mirrors, a sunroof, and other desired features.


The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee has two spacious rows of seats, and this allows for more than 36 cubic feet of cargo space. The Explorer, on the other hand, packs a third row of seats into its crowded interior. This leaves slightly more than 18 cubic feet of rear cargo space. These models’ many features across different trims are leather material with heated seats, smart device integration, a color display screen, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, and other gear. The Grand Cherokee uniquely has SiriusXM, remote vehicle ignition start, Amazon Alexa, and a wireless hotspot.


The differences between the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Ford Explorer continue to be displayed behind the wheel. One of the Grand Cherokee powertrains is a V8, 6.2-liter engine that produces more than 700 horsepower. Its best-in-class tow rating registers at 7,200 pounds. This trail-rated SUV also has Brembo brakes, skid plates, all-terrain tires, Quadra-Drive II, and front-wheel drive. In comparison, the 2021 Ford Explorer can tow approximately 5,600 pounds with its most powerful engine and with the optional terrain management system. The gas-powered and mild-hybrid engines are both offered with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

Are you ready to take the next step in your model research by test driving the Grand Cherokee? Our sales reps at Team Blevins Chrysler Dodge Jeep want to show off the trims and options on display in our current inventory, so make plans for your visit by calling or emailing us soon.

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