2023 Ford Explorer vs. 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2023 Ford Explorer vs. 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2023 Ford Explorer


2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting MSRP

2.3L EcoBoost Engine


3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine
300 hp


293 hp
21 City/ 28 Highway

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy
5,600 lbs

Towing Capacity

7,200 lbs

Seating Capacity

Up to 7

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are popular SUV options for many Golden Valley and Dolan Springs drivers. We’re often asked which is better overall, and we have a quick comparison guide with some of the most common aspects we’re asked about at Anderson Ford Kingman. Learn more below as we compared the 2023 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Our team is ready to help you finance your next vehicle with the best rate available!



Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee: Performance

Many Hackberry residents will notice that the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a greater towing capacity, but it starts at a higher MSRP price of $41,530. In contrast, the Ford Explorer starts at $36,760 MSRP pricing. On paper, the Jeep Grand Cherokee may be a better towing option for drivers, but the Ford Explorer still offers a solid 5,600 pounds of towing capacity at a more affordable price.

The Ford Explorer also offers a bit more horsepower and a significant amount of torque over the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It also has a 10-speed automatic transmission. Overall, we recommend the Ford Explorer over the Jeep Grand Cherokee in terms of pricing and overall power. See the specs for yourself below:

2023 Ford Explorer

  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 5,600 lbs
  • 300 hp
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • And more!

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 7,200 lbs
  • 293 hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • And more!

Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee: Interior and Safety Specs

The Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee matchup also includes safety features. Both SUVs offer very comparable features for drivers, and we think this is another point in the Ford Explorer’s favor. You’ll enjoy a large collection of safety and assistance features at a reduced overall price with better performance when you choose a new Ford Explorer over a new Jeep Grand Cherokee:

Ford Explorer

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist® With Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • And Many More!

Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist

Test Drive the New Ford Explorer at Anderson Ford Kingman

We think you’ll agree that the Ford Explorer is the obvious choice when comparing the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee. You’ll enjoy a reduced overall cost, better performance overall, and a variety of safety features. If you’re ready to find your next SUV, contact us online or call Anderson Ford Kingman today at (844) 572-8093. We offer a wide variety of new vehicle specials for our drivers!


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