If you're looking for an SUV to help you make your way around, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are two SUVs that are certainly up to the challenge.

The following comparison between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer has been put together by the folks at B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in order to give you a hand as you gather enough information to pick your next SUV.     

Exterior Measurements of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are pretty similar in size, but there are a few differences that end up as advantages for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

One of these advantages lies in overall exterior measurements. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has an overall length of 189.8 inches, a height of 68.1 inches, and a width of 76.5 inches. The Ford Explorer is 198.7 inches long, 70 inches high, and 90.2 inches wide. This is an advantage for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, because its smaller size equals better control and handling whether you're making your way around tight city streets or switchback mountain turns.

Ground Clearance

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer both have impressive amounts of ground clearance. For the Jeep Grand Cherokee, its ground clearance comes to 8.6 inches. With the available Quadra-lift, you can get up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance. Either way, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has higher ground clearance when compared to that of the 7.8 inches belonging to the Ford Explorer.

This advantage, combined with the exterior measurements gives you the freedom of being able to take your Grand Jeep Cherokee almost anywhere you can think of and have the confidence of knowing it'll fit in nicely. 

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: Towing Capacity and Tech-Enhanced Safety

Both cars share a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. With the help of available towing kits, the Grand Jeep Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, while the Ford Explorer can only get up to 5,000 pounds.

In terms of safety, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has Rain Brake Support. Absent in the Ford Explorer, this valuable safety feature is standard in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and helps keep your brakes dry in wet conditions.

Your Next SUV

Because of its convenient size, accommodating ground clearance, hefty towing capacity, and advanced safety features, the Jeep Grand Cherokee shows itself to be the better choice over the Ford Explorer.

If you live in the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville area and you're ready to get up close and personal with the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, visit B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT today.

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