2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Explorer in Columbia SC

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

The differences between the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021 Ford Explorer might not seem like night and day, but for avid off-road fans, they are most definitely night and day. In Columbia South Carolina, families who prize both luxury and off-road adventure will be more drawn to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Ford Explorer. When you start off with a 707 horsepower capability and much more towing capacity, outdoor enthusiasts are left with one choice in Columbia South Carolina. Maybe that's why Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia is selling so many Grand Cherokee models this year. The Explorer is just slightly less luxurious, but when it comes to off-roading, it barely competes.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Overview

Powertrain - Jeep Dealer serving Columbia SC

Any trail rated Jeep is probably going to stand up very well against an Explorer, but when it's the Grand Cherokee, there's no contest. If the Explorer was a UFC fighter, it would tap out quickly. The 3.6L V6 base engine of the Grand Cherokee is the only one that even lets the Explorer have a little leeway. Beyond that, max horsepower on a Grand Cherokee is 707 to 400 horsepower on the greatly outmatched and maneuvered Explorer. The result of this brief contest is that the Grand Cherokee is the only powerful SUV in its class (and many others). It's an off-road luxury SUV that doesn't back down from any challenge. The Explorer, meanwhile, bills itself mostly as a luxury SUV and doesn't try to trump up its off-road skills. That's an unfortunate fact when it's in the same class as the Grand Cherokee.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Exterior

Towing - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Columbia SC

Towing has a lot more to do with torque than horsepower, so you might expect the Explorer to at least try to compete in this area. And it does try. It just fails. The maximum towing capacity of the Grand Cherokee is a hefty 7,200 pounds, compared to the 5,600 pound towing capacity of the Explorer. Many people who might have previously looked at an Explorer will turn away quickly when seeing that spec. If you own large boats, campers, or ATVs (among other things), there's not much sense in considering an Explorer. It can tow smaller items, but only the Grand Cherokee is going to haul your biggest prizes.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Interior
Convenience - Jeep Grand Cherokee

One of the most disappointing things about the Explorer this year is that it doesn't come standard with a voice command system. That's a mandatory feature in most cabins these days. If you skip the Explorer and opt for a Grand Cherokee, you get a voice navigation system on your base model. You also get other great features such as a garage-door opener and keyless Enter N Go USB ports. Modern technology is a given in cabins these days. You've got to have the basics, and in this area, the Ford Explorer doesn't even bother with the basics. It's a very inconsiderate thing on Ford's part to leave out the voice command system. Thankfully, Jeep has your back here.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Mechanical
Winner: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't do much losing these days. In fact, it doesn't lose almost at all in any comparison. It definitely didn't lose here today against the Ford Explorer. Fans of Jeep will be thrilled with the 707 horsepower/645 lb-ft of torque engine choice, the Alpine Premium Audio System, and the Ventilated Laguna Leather interior choices. There's just so much to appreciate about the Grand Cherokee that few people who test drive it will ever fail to take it home. Once your family has a taste of the good life, they'll want to keep it. This year's trims include the Summit, Overland, High Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited X, Limited, Laredo X, Laredo E, and so, so many more. This is the most advanced, most gifted, and most comfortable Grand Cherokee in history. And it's our big winner here today against the humbled Ford Explorer.

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Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia is excited to invite you to our dealership this year. When you're selling a winner like the 2021 Grand Cherokee, there's a lot to look forward to. We invite you to contact us today to discuss your impressions of the Grand Cherokee. What do you need it to do for you and your family? Did it meet your expectations? How can we make your purchase easier and more comfortable for you? Just write or call us whenever you need us to let us know how we can more effectively serve you with the things you need to buy a Grand Cherokee.

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