2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Ford Explorer are both capable of hauling your family around Carlsbad, CA, but the Cherokee delivers better performance under the hood and superior off-road capabilities. Get the full scoop here, and then apply to finance the Jeep Cherokee at Jack Powell CDJR in Escondido, CA. Contact us with questions anytime!

Off-Road Performance

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a genuine body-on-frame SUV with available 4WD, while the 2018 Ford Explorer is a crossover with a unibody platform and available AWD. In addition to these clear advantages, the Jeep Cherokee is the only one of these models offered with the following:

  • Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud settings
  • 4WD LOW gearing mode
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 System with ROCK Mode
2018 Jeep Cherokee

Engine Performance

Both of these SUVs are offered with a range of capable engines, but the Jeep Cherokee outclasses the Ford Explorer in terms of standard and max performance:

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Ford Explorer
3.6L Pentastar® V6 (295 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque)

Base engine

3.5L V6 (290 hp, 255 lb-ft of torque)
SRT supercharged 6.2L V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque)

Top engine

Turbo 3.5L V6 (365 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque)

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