2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer

side by side images of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee and a 2018 Ford Explorer, both in blue

Families and individuals looking for an attractive crossover for their weekday and holiday adventures may be interested in the vehicles in this 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer comparison. Each of these models can offer attractive transportation, but they meet the needs of very different groups. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has two rows and seats five passengers, while the 2018 Ford Explorer has three rows and seven seats. While the larger model will offer necessary seating and cargo space for larger families, it pays for its larger dimensions with significantly lower fuel economy. Those who are looking for a practical commuting vehicle may want to test drive a model of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee here at Fury Motors Stillwater to see how this model handles and appreciate its unique good looks. It can offer valuable features and technology for a much lower price than a three-row crossover.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer
$24,395 Starting MSRP $32,140
Compact Five-Passenger Crossover Segment Midsize Seven-Passenger SUV
21/30 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 17/24 mpg
Jeep Uconnect Infotainment System Ford SYNC

Technology and Off-Roading with the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

While the 2018 Ford Explorer is the larger model in this comparison, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee brings many other advantages to the table. Its Uconnect infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly options on the market, and is available with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display starting on the Latitude Plus second-level trim. The 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with the Ford SYNC system, and is available with SYNC 3 that offers more features.

Drivers who opt for the Jeep compact crossover in this 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer comparison can get attractive dimensions and better base engine mileage at a much lower price point, but the 2018 Cherokee can also offer a unique advantage for drivers who enjoy off-road weekend adventures. With the elite Trailhawk trim on the 2018 Cherokee, drivers can enjoy all-terrain tires, off-road suspension tuning and features, as well as driver assistance features like blind spot warnings and rear backup sensors.

To learn more about this comparison, or models of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee available here at Fury Motors Stillwater in the St. Paul MN area, contact a member of our sales team today or click on our new inventory above to find your match.


overhead view of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee on a dirty road
rear view of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee driving over and among rocks
front seats and dashboard of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee
Uconnect infotainment system in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee


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