New Jeep 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer – Puente Hills for Sale in City of Industry, CA
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer – Puente Hills
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been one of the most popular and critically acclaimed midsize SUVs in America for decades. In fact, it has earned more industry accolades than any of its competitors. The 2022 edition that is now available at Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is an exciting model because it kicks off the fourth generation and makes use of the all-new platform that was introduced last year with the extended L model. A popular alternative to the Grand Cherokee is the Ford Explorer. It was reintroduced just several years ago as a more car-like and midsize option, and updates for the 2022 model include a new ST-Line trim level for drivers who want a sportier aesthetic. Join us as we compare the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer and see how they measure up.
Exterior – Jeep Dealer serving Puente Hills CA
Although not as large as the Grand Cherokee L, the standard Grand Cherokee is a larger vehicle than it has been in the past. Jeep has increased the wheelbase almost 2 inches from 114.8 to 116.7 inches. It has also increased the total length from 189.8 to 193.5 inches, which means it grew from about 15.8 feet to 16.1 feet. Ground clearance for the standard model is 8.4 inches. You can increase that—up to as much as 10.9 inches—if you opt for the adjustable air suspension, and the off-road-oriented Trailhawk model offers the greatest ground clearance at 11.3 inches. The 2022 Ford Explorer is a larger vehicle still. It has a 119.1-inch wheelbase, and the total length is 198.8 inches—approximately 16.6 feet—and the ground clearance ranges from 8.2 to 8.7 inches. In both cases, alloy wheels are standard equipment. Jeep offers 17- to 21-inch wheels. Ford offers 18- to 21-inch wheels.
Jeep has always taken a different approach with the Grand Cherokee in that even though it could accommodate seven seats, it focused on delivering a premium five-passenger ride. This does not change with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Headroom in the front row is 39.7 inches. Legroom in the front row is 40.3 inches, and legroom in the back seat is 38.6 inches. The dedicated cargo space has been improved to 37.7 cubic feet, and when the rear seats are unneeded, you can fold them to open up 70.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The 2022 Ford Explorer is a three-row vehicle that can seat either seven or six depending on your seating choice in the second row. Front headroom is similar. Front legroom is a bit more at 43.0 inches. Second-row legroom is similar, and third-row legroom is just 32.2 inches. The big difference here is that the dedicated cargo care is just 18.2 cubic feet—less than half the size.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Mechanical specs
All Grand Cherokee models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine for the Jeep is a V6. You also have the option of a hybrid powertrain known as the 4xe, and if you prefer a V8, it is available via the top trim levels starting with the Trailhawk. With the V6 models, rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. With the V8 and 4xe modes, four-wheel drive is standard. For the 2022 Ford Explorer, Ford instead opts for a turbocharged four-cylinder as its base engine, and it pairs it with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It does, however, offer a V6 engine and a hybrid version of that V6, and those options are available starting with the Limited trim level.
Technology – Jeep Dealership in Puente Hills CA
Technologies are one of the more interesting aspects of this 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2022 Ford Explorer comparison. Both companies made it a point to include many standard technologies and offer many additional options. When Jeep introduced its new platform last year, much of the focus was on the extended wheelbase, and all the additional technologies and amenities that Jeep had added kind of flew under the radar. While standard and available driver-assistance technologies are similar, the sheer scope of technologies available with the Grand Cherokee is arguably the best in the class. This includes the new Uconnect 5 software, which many critics consider the top option among domestic vehicles.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available to test-drive today at Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. No appointment is needed. Simply visit our location at your convenience. If you would like to learn about the current specials, you can call us or contact us via text or email. We are also available via live chat on our website, and you can shop our entire inventory while you are there!