Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

You and your family are preparing for your next road trip, but before you set out onto the roads of Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington, you'll need to make sure you have the right SUV. While the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are both good options, one is sure to be a better fit for your family.

The team at Fuller Ford Cincinnati wants to make sure that your next road trip is the best it can be, which is why we've put together this Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison. Keep reading to see which SUV will come out on top!

Packing Up

When it's time to load up, you'll be happy to know that the Ford Explorer has enough room for up to seven passengers, which gives you enough space to bring along some of the relatives, as well. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, has a maximum seating capacity of only five.

Both SUVs have plenty of comfort for the journey. They have available premium leather-trimmed seats for everyone to relax in. Plus, with the available dual-zone automatic temperature control systems and heated steering wheels, you'll be able to stay at the ideal level of comfort, regardless of what Mother Nature has up her sleeve.

What you really need for a long trip is plenty of cargo space for everything you brought with you and all the souvenirs you'll be collecting along the way. Luckily, both models come with standard fold-flat seating. It's the Explorer, however, that'll give you more space. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 81.7 cubic feet, whereas the Grand Cherokee is maxed out at 68.3 cubic feet.

Heading Out

Once you're ready to set off, you need an SUV with enough capability to get you where you're going. Luckily, both of these models come with available 4-wheel drive systems. They'll optimize your traction and control in a variety of conditions. Whether you're finding your new favorite campsite or exploring the skyscraper-lined city streets, you'll be able to get to your destination confidently.

You'll even be able to fine-tune your capability in these vehicles. The Ford Explorer has the available Terrain Management System™ and the Jeep Grand Cherokee can be outfitted with the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. Both systems let you choose a specific driving mode to personalize your handling based on your driving conditions.

The Ford Explorer comes standard with Curve Control. This exclusive feature will come in handy when you're making your way up those winding mountain paths. It can sense if you're going too fast for a curve, and it will slow the vehicle down to give you more control.

Staying Safe

Once you're out on the road with your family, it's good to know that everyone will be safe in your SUV. Thankfully, both of these models have a wide array of safety and driver-assist technologies.

Both the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee have BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, so if you're cruising down the highway or backing out of a tight parking space, you can do so with confidence. There's also the available Lane-Keeping System to give you even more peace of mind.

Since long road trips usually mean long drives, both of these vehicles also offer available Adaptive Cruise Control. It'll maintain a set speed while keeping a safe distance between you and the car ahead. That way, you'll be able to relax just a bit more.

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We Have a Winner!

As you prepare for your next family adventure, it'll be good to know that when it comes to the Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Explorer has what your family needs. It has plenty of capability and innovative safety features. Plus, it has more space than its competition. To ensure it's right for you, take the Explorer to the streets of Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington.

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