2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

When it comes to delivering rugged performance, impressive towing capacities, and top-of-the-line entertainment features, Swift Current area drivers seem to agree that there’s no better mid-size SUV than the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Popular models like the 2014 Ford Explorer offer some healthy competition, but after comparing these two vehicles head to head here at Jackson Dodge in Medicine Hat, it’s clear that the new Grand Cherokee is in a league of its own.

Just take a look at how these two comparable trim levels—the Grand Cherokee SRT and the Escape Sport—match up against each other!

  • Powertrains: Under the hood of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a standard 6.4L V8 engine that is capable of 470 hp and 465 N-m of maximum torque, and it also comes equipped with an electro-mechanical limited slip differential to provide greater stability and traction on and off road. The 2014 Ford Escape Sport’s engine is a 3.5L V6 that only puts out 365 hp and 350 N-m of torque, and it does not come with a limited slip differential.
  • Towing Capability: You can easily take your favorite recreational vehicle or trailer on vacation with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, as it can tow up to 3,266 kg when properly equipped. The 2014 Ford Escape can only tow a maximum of 907 kg when properly equipped, which most likely won’t get the job done.
  • Cargo Space: If you need to bring a lot of luggage with you on a long trip, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has you covered with 994 L of cargo room behind the rear seats. The 2014 Ford Escape offers significantly less luggage volume, with a cramped 595 L behind the rear seats.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Test Drive a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Jackson Dodge!

If the new Jeep Grand Cherokee sounds like the ideal mid-size SUV for you, call our sales staff at (866) 615-6841 today to schedule a test drive! You can find our dealership at 1500 Strachan Road in Medicine Hat, located 220 km from Swift Current via SK-1 W. We hope to see you soon!