2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Ford Explorer
If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV, you have a lot of choices. They’re popular for their versatility, power, and premium amenities. They’re the features that Regina and Moose Jaw drivers especially look for in a vehicle. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee tops the 2016 Ford Explorer when it comes to power, fuel economy and true off-road versatility — it’s in a class of its own. For the sake of comparison, we’ve compiled some key highlights of each vehicle below.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee features a standard, eight-speed automatic transmission that’s capable of changing gears in 200 milliseconds. Moose Jaw drivers can choose between four engine options:
- A 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 engine that offers best-in-class torque and fuel economy.
- A 5.7L VVT V8 engine with a Multi-Displacement System that alternates between four and eight cylinders.
- A 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 EcoDiesel engine which has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines three times and features a best-in-class towing capacity of 3,265 kg.
- A 6.4L Hemi SRT V8 that offers an astounding 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Each engine option features fuel-efficient design. The 2016 Ford Explorer is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and three engine options. The most powerful 3.5L EcoBoost engine delivers 365 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque and a maximum 2,267-kg towing capacity when properly equipped — and that’s still not enough to beat the 2015 Jeep Wrangler.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo offers standard features like keyless entry, a powerful sound system with a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and more. Comparable amenities like Sirius XM satellite radio with a six-month subscription begin appearing begin appearing on the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT model, which is competitively priced. The premium 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT features active noise cancellation, race-inspired interior design and an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia and information center. While the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is an admirable premium competitor, it can’t beat the thrillingly designed SRT.
Class-Leading Off-Road Capability
While both vehicles offer abundant and luxurious amenities, only the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built for superior performance on and off the road. Its powerful 4×4 capability features the optional Selec-Terrain vehicle management system. This system recalibrates engine and steering options for various driving conditions. You can manually select Rock, Mud, Sand, or the especially helpful Snow settings — or choose Auto and let the vehicle detect and determine the proper settings for road conditions. The 2016 Ford Explorer features a comparable terrain management system, but only the Selec-Terrain has been deemed class-leading by Ward’s.
Test Drive the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Today
When it comes to class-leading power and technology, there is no comparison. Visit Crestview Chrysler today and see for yourself why the 2015 Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s most award-winning SUV ever. Our customers from Moose Jaw and beyond rely on our outstanding selection and service. We’re located at 601 Albert St. in Regina, SK. Contact us by phone at 306-525-5411 or visit our showroom today.