2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Explorer in Cochrane, AB

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are two of the most popular SUVs on the market, and Cochrane Dodge Jeep Ram is proud to feature the new Jeep model in our showroom. Between its elegant design, reliable hardware, and comfortable interior, the 2021 Grand Cherokee checks off all the boxes, and we thought it only natural to compare it to its Ford rival now that they've both entered their 2021 model year. If you're based in Cochrane or Calgary, Airdrie, or Crowfoot, Alberta, find out which model reigns supreme in the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer battle below, and you can always learn more about us online before paying us a visit.

Interior Comfort: Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

Whether you prefer a more rugged or refined aesthetic, you can personalize the Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle's interior to your liking thanks to numerous trim and material options. Indeed, you can choose from numerous cloth, suede, and leather upholstery options, while an attractive contoured dashboard is free of clutter and offers easy access to all your personal controls. Soft-touch materials abound in this upscale SUV, with leather trim adorning the armrests, dash, and upper door panels for an added touch of luxury. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's interior is as practical as it is easy on the eyes as well, boasting class-competitive cargo capacity that you can optimize by folding down its rear seats.

As for the 2021 Explorer, this Ford SUV prioritizes function over aesthetics and ambience to a fault. While its practical layout makes for generous enough cargo space and its seats are supportive, the latest Explorer's cabin is stingy in quality materials. Indeed, this Ford SUV's cabin is a little heavy on the plastics, and its third row of seats is too close to the floor for comfort.


The Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle and its rival Ford Explorer both pack similar brawn, but their similarities end there. Both these SUVs' base engines boast around 300 horsepower, with the Grand Cherokee's 3.6-litre V6 working with a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. While the Ford Explorer's ride is composed and reliable, its performance remains rather underwhelming. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, offers precise steering, smooth highway cruising, and excellent off-road capability for its segment. Not only is the new Grand Cherokee versatile, but it's also an excellent tower, hauling up to 6,200 pounds with its base engine and 7,200 when powered by its available 360-horsepower V8.

If you'd like to trade in your current vehicle before treating yourself to a 2021 Grand Cherokee, you can obtain an estimated value with our online trade-in appraisal tool before bringing it to our dealership.


Both these SUVs enter their 2021 model year with solid overall safety ratings, and the Grand Cherokee also hits the market with plenty of available driver-assist technology. Those who prioritize safety features above all else will be thrilled to hear this Jeep SUV offers automatic emergency braking, a lane departure warning function, and adaptive cruise control, among other popular features. Other compelling functions include Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist that takes the edge off tricky parking assignments and Blind-Spot Monitoring that acts as a second set of eyes.

If you'd like to treat yourself to a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee available in Cochrane, Alberta, our finance centre can facilitate your purchase. Whether you apply for financing through our website or book an appointment with us directly, we'll work with you to iron out an agreement that suits your needs and make you a Grand Cherokee owner with minimal delay.


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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Inventory in Cochrane, Alberta