2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trying to find the perfect SUV for an entire family is kind of like trying to find a restaurant where everyone is always happy to go. In both scenarios, everyone needs to be comfortable, enjoy the experience, and they're always excited for next time. That's precisely why Ford designed the Ford Explorer not only for the driver, but also for their passengers. 

The 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison is a great example of how Ford vehicles are made differently from the competitors. While the Grand Cherokee is a fine SUV in its own right, its passengers just won't be as comfortable in it as they would be in a 2017 Ford Explorer. Here are just a few reasons why the Ford Explorer wins. 

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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
$31,660 Base MSRP $30,395
Standard Power Seats Available
42.9/39.5 in. Leg Room (front/rear) 40.3/38.6 in.
81.7 cu. ft. Max. Cargo Space 68.3 cu. ft.

Key Differences between the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

First and foremost, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers more legroom in the front and back seats than the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In fact, the Explorer also offers more shoulder and hip room in the front and back seats. There will be more room for everyone to spread out, get comfortable, and not feel claustrophobic, as they might in closer quarters.  

To sweeten the deal a little more, the Ford Explorer also offers standard power seats, which the Jeep Grand Cherokee does not match. This means a bit more customization for everyone in the car, as they can configure their seat position to best fit them. This is, of course, especially helpful for any extensive travels, road trips, and other various adventures. 

In addition, there will also be more room for everyone's luggage, gear, etc., as the Explorer offers more than 13 cubic feet over the Grand Cherokee. This means everyone will have a much easier time finding room for their bags, not having to worry about packing too much, and significantly less stress making sure that everything will fit and everyone will be ready to hit the road. 

Despite costing a bit more, the 2017 Ford Explorer is still a significantly better family-oriented SUV that all passengers should be able to enjoy. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee simply cannot match the Explorer's extra space for passengers, cargo, and memories yet to be made.

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2017 Ford Explorer Front Cabin
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