DARE TO COMPARE
When you think of a superhero, you probably imagine a cape floating in the wind. However, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer defy the limits of what a superhero should be. They may not have capes; however, their high-strength steel frames, durable tires, aluminum accents, and dazzling headlights are what legends are made of.
We get it: You need the help of a superhero to get through your daily Cobleskill, Binghamton, or Norwich, NY, commutes and errands. Our team at Royal CDJR has put these two SUVs in a side-by-side comparison so you can find the ideal on-road companion for you. Let’s dive in.
Your super strengths are needed at work and at play, which is why having an SUV with exceptional on- and off-road capabilities is a must. Good thing both the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are natural performers.
The Jeep Cherokee’s Trail Rated® badge is a testament to its capabilities. By wearing this badge, it proves its poise and prowess in these key areas:
Although explore is in its name, the Ford Explorer goes without a similar badge. However, it does come with a Terrain Management System™, which is very similar to the Jeep’s Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. Both features work to help drivers adapt to their surroundings.
However, with the assurance of a Trail Rated® badge, you can look forward to limitless adventure in the Cherokee.
Looking for stable footing on all terrain? Well, the Jeep Cherokee always has its adventure shoes on. This SUV can be equipped with one of three 4-wheel drive systems, including:
These drivetrains deliver optimal grip and traction on the most unstable surfaces. So, when water, mud, or sand enter your path, you can move forward in confidence.The Ford Explorer has available Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive; however, rear-wheel drive comes standard.
Having a lot of hobbies, like mountain biking, fishing, or running, all add fun and versatility to your life. To keep up with your active lifestyle, the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer equip configurable and comfy cabins. Which model will have the amenities and the space that’s right for you?
In the Jeep Cherokee, adventure is a constant. No matter if there’s a chill in the air or it’s the hottest day of the year, this Jeep will make you feel comfortable. Heated front seats and a heated steering wheel come standard; so, after a long day at the ski resort, you can warm up on the way home. These features are merely available on the Ford Explorer.
After playing in the water all day, you’ll want a comfortable vehicle to drive home. Fortunately, both the Cherokee and the Explorer are available with ventilated front seats and dual-pane sunroofs to keep you calm, cool, and collected.
Whether you’re hiking, biking, or picnicking this weekend, you need an SUV that can store all your gear. Both the Jeep and the Ford have configurable cabins that will fit your gear with ease. However, we all know that adventure comes with a crowd, which means plenty of trunk space is a necessity.
Let’s check out their trunk volumes:
On top of more trunk space in the Jeep, you’ll also have an available hidden multi-level cargo floor, which adds another level of flexibility to your adventure. It also keeps your personal items out of sight from passersby.
You’re a good driver. Parallel parking is child’s play for you. However, even the most skilled drivers need some backup when in a pinch. Fortunately, both the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer have helpful driver assistance to secure the path ahead.
The Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer both have standard safety suites, much like a superhero has their own arsenal of self-defense equipment and artillery. In fact, the Explorer even has similar systems to these found in the Cherokee:
No matter where adventure leads, these confidence-inspiring features will have your back.
Will a little rain stop you from getting where you need to go? The Jeep Cherokee’s standard rain-sensing windshield wipers say, no way! These advanced windshield wipers automatically activate when condensation is detected on the windshield. If the precipitation slows down or speeds up, the wiper speed will automatically adjust.
Rain-sensing wipers will keep the view of the open road clean in the Ford Explorer with an upgrade to a higher trim level.
The 2022 Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are made to answer every beck and call and designed to keep up with the hustle and bustle. However, with more off-road prowess, more interior amenities, and more advanced safety systems, we believe the Cherokee should be your next superhero SUV.
Do you agree? If so, stop by for a test drive at Royal CDJR near Cobleskill, Binghamton, and Norwich, NY.
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*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.