The Jeep Grand Cherokee at Team Welsh Jeep Chrysler in Far Hills, NJ has been completely re-designed for 2022. It comes with the off-road strengths you expect in a Jeep. Yet it surrounds you and your family with the kind of interior comfort you might not expect in a Jeep. The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee packs plenty of punch and stands up well against all competition. Let’s see just how well it does against the 2022 Ford Explorer.

A powertrain comparison

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides you with a choice of a 3.6-liter V6 or the mighty HEMI® V8 engine. In addition, Jeep has a hybrid 4xe powertrain as an available option. Rear wheel drive comes standard if you select the base V6 but all-wheel drive is part of the package with the HEMI® or the hybrid. The people who made the 2022 Ford Explorer dropped their 365 horsepower V6 for 2022 and ask you to get by with a 2.3-liter Turbo four.

Towing and off-road comparison

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee wins this battle, starting with a 6,200 maximum towing capacity when it’s properly equipped. The Ford Explorer can pull only 5,600 pounds, so it doesn’t have the same muscle power. When you’re going off-road, you know Jeep will come out ahead. Jeep lets you choose its Quatra-Trac® 4x4 all-wheel drive system and 11.3 inches of ground clearance. Get the Jeep Trailhawk model for really serious off-roading.

Interior comparison

This is the point when we really start feeling sorry for the people who have to market the new Ford Explorer. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is so welcoming and even luxurious inside, the Ford Explorer simply can’t measure up. One group of automotive reviewers called the 2022 Explorer’s cabin “The Weak Link” and lamented, “This Ford has an underwhelming interior.” Upscale Jeep trims offer quilted leather upholstery and open pore wood trim.

An infotainment comparison

The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues building its lead when it comes to infotainment. While the Ford Explorer does its best with a base 8-inch touchscreen, it’s just not quite enough. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and its next step step up is a 10.1-inch display which, once again, beats the Ford Explorer. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility come standard in both these three-row SUVs.

Comparing higher-end infotainment

The Jeep Grand Cherokee providers buyers around Far Hills, NJ with outstanding technology at higher levels. The 2022 Grand Cherokee wins in a big way with an available 19-speaker McIntosh stereo. The best the Explorer can do is a sound system with only 14 speakers. Jeep Grand Cherokee even lets you add an extra touchscreen that the front passenger can use for his or her own personal entertainment.

A safety comparison

Both the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee and the newest Ford Explorer do a solid job of providing your family with advanced safety features. For example, both mid-size SUVs have a forward collision warning system that comes as standard equipment. That can help you avoid getting involved in an accident happening in front of you. Jeep gives you the added advantage of an available Head-Up display that lets you easily see driving data on your windshield.

Test drive the winning Jeep Grand Cherokee at Team Welsh

We invite you to see why the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes out decisively ahead when compared with other mid-size SUVs. Browse our online selection, find your favorite new Jeep Grand Cherokee and set up a test drive soon at Team Welsh Jeep Chrysler in Far Hills, NJ.

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