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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

White 2018 Ford Explorer next to silver Jeep Grand Cherokee in comparison image

Americans have always been a people group highly in tune with the concept of excess, and this extends to our vehicles as well. Many vehicles today are built to be larger and more powerful than ever before, but with recent tech advancements throughout the Sport Utility Vehicle market, they've also been left highly efficient and savvy in just about every regard. In the American market, the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are icons and kings one in the same, and both return for the 2018 model year with all that you need to keep you and your family happy and safe on the road. However, they both have some key differences, which we'll touch on today!

We invite you to come in and check out what the 2018 Explorer and Grand Cherokee bring to the table, so join Kovatch Ford today as we run you through their features and capabilities. You might just end up with a vehicle that you'll want to take home!

2018 Ford Explorer 


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 

$32,140  Starting MSRP  $30,895 
3.5L V6 / 280 horsepower  Base Engine / Horsepower  3.6L V6 / 240 horsepower 
80.7 cubic feet  Interior Cargo Volume  68.3 cubic feet 
Up to 5,000 pounds  Towing Capacity  3,500 – 7,200 pounds 

Test drive the 2018 Ford Explorer in Carbon County PA

While it's true that the 2018 Explorer offers better base-line horsepower and interior space than the 2018 Grand Cherokee, where this SUV really makes its money is in its safety capabilities. The 2018 Explorer has a 5 Star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, giving it one of the highest marks in the SUV industry, especially when compared to the Grand Cherokee's 4-star rating. This is driven by the Explorer's ample security and performance innovations, including the following:

  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Front 180-Degree Camera
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping System BLIS® W/ Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Many more!

With seating for up to seven passengers, the 2018 Ford Explorer ensures that you and your family will keep enjoying the road ahead with connectivity and peace of mind. Beforehand, however, be sure to contact Kovatch Ford and schedule a test drive as soon as you can. We're always happy to get you behind the wheel!