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Compare 2023 Ford Explorer vs 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2023 Ford Explorer vs 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2023 Ford Explorer 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  300 hp 293 hp
MPG (City/Highway) *
  21/28 19/26
Standard Seating Capacity
  7 Seats 5 Seats
Standard Max Cargo Space
  87.8 cubic feet 70.8 cubic feet
Front Leg Room
  43.0 inches 41.3 inches

2023 Ford Explorer vs 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving White Hall, WV

For several decades, SUV shoppers who demand excellent engineering and features in a stylish vehicle have debated between the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Now that you are ready to slide behind the wheel of your next SUV, you need full details about these options before making a selection. In 2023, these are both mid-generation models. How do these models compare in critical areas?


The 2023 Explorer is offered with two gas engines or a hybrid powertrain. The gas engine in the lower trim levels is a four-cylinder, turbocharged 2.3-liter unit that produces 300 horsepower. The turbo 3.0-liter V6 in higher Explorer trims delivers 400 horsepower. If you opt for the Explorer's V6 hybrid engine, you can appreciate 318 combined horsepower. The 2023 Grand Cherokee is also available with two gas engines and a hybrid alternative. The gas engines are a 293-horsepower V6 unit and a 357-horsepower V8 option. The four-cylinder PHEV gives you 375 combined horsepower.


The distinctive, athletic style of the 2023 Ford Explorer is established by sharp accent lines that stream across the sides at an angle. This is combined with prominent lower molding and a long, tapered roofline. The front end expresses confidence with its horizontal LED headlights integrated with a wide, chrome grille. On the other hand, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a boxy theme throughout its façade. Its cube-style shape combines with boxed-off wheel wells and a rectangular grille. The look continues with the rectangular fog lights, headlights, and bumper.


The more affordable Explorer is smartly outfitted with numerous base trim-level features. These are wireless internet access, remote engine start, an 8-inch central display screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, trailer sway damping, forward collision avoidance, lane departure avoidance, and others. The base Grand Cherokee trim level only offers a keyless ignition, a digital instrument panel, a central display screen, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, and safety assistance technologies.

Do you want to check out the 2023 Ford Explorer and its many trim levels in full detail? Visit T&S Ford today to review our current inventory and to test drive the Explorer's three available powertrains.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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