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Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $56,380

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $16,695

Lowest Total Invoice: $53,874

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $15,947

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerGrand Cherokee
TrimPlatinumSRT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,235 $66,895
Base Invoice $50,839 $64,199
Cargo cover 130  
Rear bumper protector 75  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995
Trailer Tow Group   995
Panoramic sunroof   2,095
Cargo cover 124  
Rear bumper protector 71  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895 1,776
Trailer Tow Group   886
Panoramic sunroof   1,865
Options (change) 2,200 5,085
Options (change) 2,090 4,527
Destination 945 1,095
Total Price $56,380 $73,075
Total Invoice $53,874 $69,821

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV has a 470-horsepower 6.4L V8 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $2,200. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $56,380.

The base sticker price of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT trim is $66,895. The features would cost an additional $5,085. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $73,075.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Jeep Grand Cherokee trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV has a 470-horsepower 6.4L V8 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $2,090. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $53,874.

The invoice of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT trim is $64,199. The features would cost an additional $4,527. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $69,821.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Jeep Grand Cherokee trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $16,290
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $15,560
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerGrand Cherokee
TrimPlatinumSRT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6470hp V8
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG13/19 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12506, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20295/45-20
Total Price$56,380$73,075
Adjustments for Features0-405
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$56,380$72,670
Total Invoice$53,874$69,821
Adjustments for Features0-387
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$53,874$69,434

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerGrand Cherokee
TrimPlatinumSRT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50 
Power-adjustable pedals$125 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Curve control$50 
Full-size spare tire $225
Hill descent control$250 
Inflatable rear seat belts$200 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Safety key$5 
Side curtain airbags $350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Tires, run-flat $150
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Class IV trailer hitch $300
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Roof rails$250 
Towing camera $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system $100
HDMI port $25
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear HVAC unit$400 
Satellite radio$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription $250
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Text dictation $50
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Laminated front side windows $200
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Headlight washers $50
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Performance meter $150
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Launch control $100
Limited-slip rear differential $300
Seats and Interior Trim 
Carbon fiber trim $200
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Metal pedals $75
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Synthetic suede headliner $1000
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces $0
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Wood trim$300 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Performance steering system (optional) $0
Polished alloy wheels $600
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$10,245$10,650
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$405
Value of Feature Adjustments0-387

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerGrand Cherokee
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in114.8 in
Length198.3 in189.8 in
Width78.9 in76.5 in
Height70.0 in69.3 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.5,150 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.24.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in57.0 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.3 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in58.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in56.2 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in38.6 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft336.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft336.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft368.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Entertainment system with dual headrest screens
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens1200Yes
CD player125Yes
MP3-compatible player50Yes
HDMI port25No
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system100No
Total Requested137592%
Total Not Requested1258%
Panoramic sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Synthetic suede headliner1000No
Total Requested120055%
Total Not Requested100045%
Trailer Tow Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Full-size spare tire75No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Class IV trailer hitch300No
Total Requested15029%
Total Not Requested37571%

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