2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brown

Grand Cherokee

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Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Not Included

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Not Included
Eight-Speed Automatic


Six-Speed Automatic
6,200 lbs

Maximum V6 Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs
25 mpg

Fuel Efficiency - Highway

23 mpg

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

A capable SUV is essential for off-road adventures, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Explorer are strong contenders in this category. Both can be equipped in a range of trim levels, but only one delivers a wider variety of features even in the base trim. On top of that, the winning model is also more capable at towing heavy loads behind the vehicle. Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has put together this comparison to show prospective buyers which model will give them more for their money.

Base Trim Features and Capability

The Grand Cherokee and the Explorer are both offered at an affordable price, but when it comes to standard features, the Grand Cherokee has some exclusive amenities. The following systems are included in the Laredo base trim:

  • Fold Flat Passenger Seat
  • Dual-Zone Temperature Control
  • Illuminated Beverage Holders
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

With these convenient features, you’ll forget you’re riding in an SUV that starts at just $32,695 MSRP. If you’re looking for them in the Explorer, we’ll save you some time: none of these features are included in its base trim, and the Explorer even costs more, starting at $33,810 MSRP. That value extends to the Grand Cherokee’s performance as well. Its standard V6 engine lets it tow up to 6,200 lbs, while the Explorer only gives you up to 5,000 lbs of towing power. If you’re hauling a trailer or a boat up to Lake Waconia Regional Park, that extra confidence will come in handy. This year, choose the SUV that can get the job done.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tunnel

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Chaska

There’s no getting around it: the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a more luxurious driving experience and more capability than the 2017 Ford Explorer. If you’d like to find out more about the Grand Cherokee’s performance highlights, stop by Waconia DCJR today at 905 Strong Drive in Waconia, MN. In addition to our new vehicle inventory we also carry a great selection of certified pre-owned SUVs. We’re happy to chat about any vehicle on our lot, so schedule a test drive to try out the Grand Cherokee for yourself. If you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a call at 952-314-1629.

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