Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Freeport, IL

Jeep Grand Cherokee Compared to Ford Explorer & Honda Pilot

If you're in the market for a well-rounded midsize SUV, you have plenty of options available to you. The midsize SUV market is quite popular due to its ability to supply customers with plenty of space while maintaining maneuverability. If you have been considering the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then you know that this model is a prime candidate. This vehicle provides a well-trimmed cabin, comfortable seating, and is a great off-road and on-road vehicle. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an incredible model, we encourage you to check out how it fares against the competition!


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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

  • If you're looking for ground clearance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee provides 8.6 inches over the Ford Explorer's 7.6 inches. This allows you to perform better off-road and in tough weather, which is only improved with hill descent control.
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee also provides more horsepower and torque than the Ford Explorer. The Jeep Grand Cherokee maintains 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Ford Explorer only provides 290 and 255 respectively.
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee can trailer more with a 3500 pound maximum trailering capacity, compared to the Ford Explorer's 2000 pounds.
  • Features like heated front seats, climate control, multi-zone A/C, heated mirrors, fog lamps, a rear parking aid, leather steering wheel, remote trunk release, universal garage opener, and much more are not available on the Ford Explorer, but are on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot

  • If you're looking for horsepower, the Honda Pilot does not fare as well at the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Honda Pilot maintains 280 horsepower while the V6 engine on the Jeep Grand Cherokee maintains 293.
  • For fuel economy, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a clear edge. This model provides ample power while giving 21 combined miles per gallon, which is comparable to the Honda Pilot.
  • Four-wheel drive is standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, while the less capable front-wheel drive is standard on the Honda Pilot.
  • Features like heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rear parking aid, leather steering wheel, remote trunk release, power liftgate, and heated steering wheel are not available on the Honda Pilot, but are available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

While all of these models are similar in proportion and price, it's easy to see that the Jeep brand means business. The Jeep brand's vehicles have been known for providing the best models for every adventure, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is no different. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers plenty of standard luxury features, it performs better off-road and in the snow, and a smoother ride. If you're interested in seeing how the Jeep Grand Cherokee performs for yourself, we encourage you to visit our new Jeep dealership in Freeport for a test drive today. Just give us a call, contact us online, or stop on by to learn more. We proudly serve drivers from Stockton, Rockford, Monroe and beyond.


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