2018 Ford Explorer Oxford WhiteIf you're looking for a capable SUV to take you around the Mount Pocono, Scranton, and Blakeslee areas, you're in good hands with either the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the team at Ray Price Ford wanted to know which SUV goes the extra mile for drivers in Pocono Pines and Tobyhanna.

To find out, we compared the Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee and found that while they both have impressive handling capabilities, one of our contenders offers more in terms of cargo space and safety technology.

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Handling Capabilities in the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer Handling CapabilitiesThere's no doubt about it: both the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are highly capable SUVs. 

With both vehicles, you'll have an available fully active 4-wheel drive (4WD) system that monitors your roadway conditions and adjusts your torque distribution as necessary to maximize traction.

They both also feature an available selectable drive mode feature that allows you to optimize your performance for the specific challenge you face. 

They have similar modes, as well, including:

  • Normal/Auto
  • Mud
  • Sand
  • Snow

Whether you're commuting to work on a harsh winter day or heading into the mountains for a weekend getaway, you can count on either the Explorer or Grand Cherokee to have your back.

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Safety Technology

When you're cruising I-80 or making your way along a winding back road, you'll have safety technology features to keep you aware and in control, whether you're driving the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If you come across a sharp bend, both SUVs will kick in with their stability control systems that automatically adjust your braking and engine torque to help prevent a rollover situation. The Ford Explorer, however, has a system that kicks in long before this scenario ever happens.

This system is called Curve Control. If it senses that you're approaching a bend in the road too quickly for safety, it'll automatically adjust your speed before you hit the curve to help keep you steady and stable. Without a similar feature, drivers in the Jeep Grand Cherokee may experience more risk on mountain roads.

Explorer vs Grand Cherokee: Interior and Cargo Space

2018 Ford Explorer Interior TechnologyAs you head out on your next getaway, you'll likely find both the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee especially comfortable. Both SUVs make a sunroof available that spans the entirety of the first two rows to let the natural sunlight in. 

They also have available heated front and rear-outboard seats to keep everyone toasty during cold winter mornings.

Both SUVs comfortably seat five passengers, as well. Behind the second row, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space compared to 43.9 cubic feet in the Ford Explorer. If you need to use up the maximum available space, you'll find that the Explorer has more cargo space available:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Cargo Volume: 68.3 cubic feet
  • Ford Explorer Cargo Volume: 81.7 cubic feet

Not only can drivers in the Explorer carry more cargo, but they can also bring two more friends along for the ride. The Explorer is a 3-row SUV that seats seven passengers, compared to just two rows and five passengers in the Grand Cherokee.

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Find Your Fit

After comparing the Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee, the team at Ray Price Ford determined that the Ford Explorer has more to bring to the Scranton, Tobyhanna, and Pocono Pines areas. 

If you want to see how this SUV can fit your Mount Pocono and Blakeslee area lifestyle, swing by our dealership and take it for a spin.

Contact us to test drive the Ford Explorer today!


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