The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the 2015 Ford Explorer

 

2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Ford Explorer

 

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

 

For years, the SUV segment has seemed to be going soft with models that no longer offered the kind of performance and off-road capabilities so many shoppers used to enjoy. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, however, has continued to keep rugged performance a priority. Some buyers might be drawn to the 2015 Ford Explorer, but even a basic rundown proves the Grand Cherokee to be superior. Read on to find out more, and then come check out the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, your Oklahoma City and Tulsa area Jeep dealer in Shawnee, OK!

Powertrains

When it comes to power under the hood, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is your best bet. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with three available engines, starting with the base engine: a 3.6L V6 that gets 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The mid-range 5.7L V8 puts out a commanding 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, while the top-of-the-line 6.4L V8 on the SRT trim level pumps out an inspiring 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Ford Explorer base engine comes in just under the Cherokee at 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an available 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it only gets 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The pinnacle engine on the Explorer is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 that still comes in well under the Grand Cherokee with only 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Off-Road Capability

2014 Grand Cherokee Performance on an SUV doesn’t stop with what you find under the hood. Many shoppers in this segment also want to know what these vehicles can do off-road. While both the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2015 Ford Explorer come with available four-wheel drive (4WD), the Grand Cherokee offers several key performance factors that help it outclass the Ford Explorer in this area. These include:

  • Off-Road Adventure I Group: Skid plates, Selec-Terrain system, hill descent control, on and off-road tires, two-speed transfer case
  • Off-Road Adventure II Group: Adventure I Group capabilities, air suspension system, locking rear differential

While the Ford Explorer offers hill descent control on 4WD models, the other exclusive off-road capabilities found in these Grand Cherokee packages move it to the top of the SUV class in this category.

Get Your Hands on the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on sale now. Check out this large three-row SUV at our dealership today. If you have any questions before you come in, feel free to contact us during our sales hours, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We’re looking forward to getting you behind the wheel for a test drive in the Shawnee, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa area today!