Dare to Compare: 2018 Ford Explorer vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Own or lease a Jeep? Ready for something new and better? Ford is giving an extra $1,000 customer bonus cash towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new Ford SUV to anyone who owns or leases a Jeep. All American Ford wants to pass these savings to you and get you the best deal possible on one of America's Best-Selling SUVs! Even if you still have payments left on your purchase or lease, we can help!

You may be asking why is Ford doing this? The answer is simple. Ford SUVs are the Best-Selling SUVs in America by far and they want even more people to experience the difference. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is certainly a trendy vehicle lately with customers but it's those who do not do that much research nor test drive both the Ford and Jeep. Because once you drive the two, you'll be able to make the decision for yourself, on the spot. Below are simply the facts of comparison, put together from numerous 3rd party, independent sites -- as well as specs taken directly from the manufacturers of course.

With similar pricing and horsepower, the 2018 Ford Explorer offers way more passenger room, cargo space, safety & technology features than the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This years Grand Cherokee may be the last for this generation which dates back to 2011. It is in great need of an update. The 2018 Ford Explorer on the other hand has been refreshed for 2018 with a new grille, fog lights, quad exhaust tips, four new paint options, five wheel choices, 4G LTE modem, Wi-Fi hotspot and a new Safe & Smart Package which combines several popular active safety and driver assist tech together.

One of the biggest differences you'll notice is on the inside. The Ford Explorer is much roomier and has tons more cargo space. Find more things you need for everyday adventure with the fold flat 2nd row seats and even 3rd row, if you chose them. While the Cherokee is limited to seating for 5, the Ford Explorer has seating capacity for 7 adults comfortably. 

Safety is key with all that room for precious cargo. That's is one thing that's made the Ford Explorer one of the most popular SUVs for parents. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee falls short with its safety ratings, including only 3-stars for the NHTSA rollover safety rating, the Ford Explorer achieves 5-star in all the major categories. In fact, the Ford Explorer is the perfect combination of safe and smart with the all-new Ford Safe & Smart™ Package which includes rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, BLIS with cross traffic alert to help you see what's in your blind spot, Lane-Keeping System helps detect and alert you to vehicle drift, Adaptive Cruise Control and Ford Collision Warning with Brake Support.

It's time to step up your SUV game to the next level with huge savings from Ford's bonus cash and All American Ford's largest selection, best prices promise! Come Experience the All American Ford Difference today.

*Disclaimer: Exclusions apply. See dealer for full details. $1,000 Jeep Customer Bonus Cash is Ford Program #30294. Eligible Vehicles: 18MY Escape, 17/18MY Edge, 17/18MY Explorer. Customers that currently Own a 1995 or newer or Lease a Jeep will receive Conquest Cash towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new vehicle. Effective Dates: January 3rd - April 2nd.

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