Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Edge
In a world where SUVs rule the roads, to the point where some automakers are cutting back on sedans, Jeep and Ford are two companies that have a legacy which give them an edge above all other manufacturers. There are few other companies that can match their reputation for solid performance, a hard-working attitude, and a spirit of adventure that these two automakers express with every vehicle they produce.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new Ford Edge are both very solid 5-passenger SUVs and both give you solid performance at all levels, plus superior comfort. Which one, however, will be the better option for drivers across Fall River, New Bedford, and Somerset? Let’s compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Edge and see which of these sport utility vehicles is the best choice for today’s driver.
New Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Edge
When comparing the latest model of 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge, it’s important to start with performance. In this area, the newest Grand Cherokee reigns supreme. Its engine lineup starts with a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which beats the Ford’s base EcoBoost® 4-cylinder which only gives you 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
The differences continue to get more pronounced. The 3.0L Turbodiesel V6 engine on the Grand Cherokee puts out 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque vs. the Ford’s 3.5L V6 engine, which delivers slightly more horsepower, but only 250 lb-ft of torque. From there, Jeep offers two additional engines, the top-of-the-line model being a supercharged V8 6.2L model which delivers a whopping 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. Ford can’t even come close to this engine.
There’s no question here whatsoever. If you’re looking for a new SUV to take off road, you always go with a Jeep. The new Grand Cherokee, like most vehicles in the Jeep lineup, offers a Trailhawk trim level that is designed top to bottom to blaze trails. It offers the Quadra-Lift suspension, selectable terrain control via the Quadra Drive II system, and the powerful class-exclusive Quadra-Trac II® 4-wheel-drive drivetrain.
It also comes with special hill ascent and descent control as well as skid plate armor under the body to protect your oil pan and undercarriage. Read all about its features in this in-depth review. We’d like to tell you how Ford compares, but it doesn’t offer an off-road trim level, and it doesn’t even have true 4WD; it’s all-wheel drive, which offers less torque and power.
The Grand Cherokee also comes out ahead in technology offerings. For example, it offers a Wi-Fi hot spot and the Uconnect® infotainment system powered by an 8.4-inch touch screen, and includes real-time traffic updates, up-to-the-minute weather conditions, and GPS navigation. Convenience features like remote start, power liftgate, and heated seating take your comfort to the next level, and many tech features are standard at the base level.
The new Ford Edge offers similar features, but many can only be had at higher trim levels and carry a commensurate higher cost as well.
See the New Grand Cherokee at Stateline CJDR
If you’re in the New Bedford, Fall River, or Somerset regions, and you’d like to see the winner of this contest between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Edge, stop into Stateline CJDR. We’ve got a complete lineup of new Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles in stock. Just contact us about test driving one today!