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2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2024 Ford Explorer

1. Introduction

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is Jeep's fourth generation release of the model. It comes with a sleeker and more modern design, inside and out. The engine of the Grand Cherokee is one of its stronger points; the base model comes with a 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque which gets 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. There is also an available 5.7-liter V8 and a plug-in hybrid (4xe) available which outputs 45 MPGe. Several other trims of the Grand Cherokee will be released in the future including an off-road model in 2022. These models are the performance-based SRT model and the luxury-based L model. The Grand Cherokee is a popular and versatile vehicle, used for anything from off-roading to cabbing families around. This is reflected in its six available trims. Prices range anywhere from around $40,000 to $70,000 for the higher-tier trims. With convincing new features and an overall stylish design, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to be a strong competitor. Look for it in showrooms and on the road later this year.

1.1 Overview of the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee remains the most popular and well-regarded member of the Jeep SUV/crossover clan. It's FCA's best-seller and it's in a comfortable segment. Jeep doesn't need to push the Grand Cherokee upmarket, but it does need to offer a competitive midsize SUV given that this segment comprises 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. annually. Thus, it's a crucial piece in the overall strategy. Jeep has invested more than $1 billion in the next-gen Grand Cherokee, which is now built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex and will eventually share its architecture with the next-gen Dodge Durango. This means a rear-drive biased platform, although the Grand Cherokee will remain unibody avoiding the body-on-frame route being taken with two other Jeep models. It's sized about the same as today's model, and while Jeep didn't confirm wheelbase and length we don't expect big changes. It's enough SUV for most families. Now for the first time the Grand Cherokee will be offered with three-row seating. That should make it more compelling vis-a-vis larger three-row crossover SUVs. It's a class the Durango will vacate in model year 2024 with a move to body-on-frame next-gen underpinnings. The new Grand Cherokee should keep the Trailhawk model, and Jeep does insist that every 4WD model will have a legitimate 4x4 system. However, there is concern that the new RWD platform won't allow real off-road prowess. Jeep promises the latest "Selec-Terrain" traction management system, quadra-lift air suspension, and a two-speed transfer case. We'll just have to see how capable those can make a more car-like unibody SUV. Jeep is suggesting 4xe models will be available with plug-in hybrid powertrains, but for the 2024 model year likely won't offer a full EV. The time was not right for the Grand Cherokee to employ the e-Torque belt starter generator mild hybrid system used in other FCA models. The weight and complexity of three-row unibody packaging are a challenge for mild hybrid. Beaver hinted that "the 4xe might replace that (mild hybrid). Time will tell."

1.2 Overview of the 2024 Ford Explorer

Ford is a well-known car manufacturer and the vehicle that they have is known as the 2024 Ford Explorer. This car has been quite popular now and despite it is still a plan yet it will be released and produced on 2023-2024. With its popularity, it is a good idea to know about this car and the details. The information of the engine, design and also the horsepower of course are something which are completely interesting. That is including the trim levels which make the car to be completely that interesting for any of you who are the lovers of cars. Sure, it is also interesting to find the wide ranges of the features which we can simply find there, for example the audio and entertainment features, the active safety features, and many others. That is the reason why it is interesting to share the information about this car. This info can be something useful for you in getting a lot of information about the car. When we are hunting a lot of information about a car of course the info of the engine is completely important. It is including the 2024 Ford Explorer. That carries the Ecoboost V6 engine which is 2.3L. It also can produce a good power that is about 280 HP and power up to 310 lb-ft. The car will not only use that engine since we also can find the other engine option of this car. The engine is said as the Platinum Edition which uses the V6 engine that is 3.5L. That can produce it for out up to 365 Performance and it will be that much higher than the previous engine. The engine can give the users a better options on using the different engine that will affect to the power. Now, let’s talk about the trim. There will be six trim levels which we can find for the entire series of 2024 Ford Explorer. The six trims are base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and also the Platinum. Each of them will provide the different features, performance, and also the prices. But still, those are the good ideas for the users to find the right trim based on their need. Back to the features, the car will give you wide ranges of both entertainment and also the safety features for the users. But the active safety features may not give for all of the trims so the users should carefully check the features of each trim before they are deciding to buy the specific trim.

2. Exterior Design and Features

The 2024 Ford Explorer is a vast departure from the outgoing model, which had essentially become a soccer mom minivan on wheels. This one is sleeker, sportier and geared towards a younger, more active crowd. Explorer maintains the traditional A-pillar, despite moving the vehicle to a new unibody D6 platform, which shares some design cues with the Range Rover. Moving to the front, Explorer has a sporty new fascia with slim, elongated headlights similar to that of the Jeep. The body features high shoulders, a low roof line and a very un-minivan like stance. At the rear, the new look is unmistakable with a full width taillight design that nearly resembles that of the Dodge Durango. The design is certainly a high point for Ford SUVs in recent years. Step on over to the 2024 Ford Explorer, which is quite a departure from recent years. The side profile maintains its rugged look with several color keyed plastic cladding and raised roof rack rails but the overall shape is more gently rounded that its predecessor. The rubber side molding remains in place, spanning from the front fender to the rear door in the event that it is met with a shopping cart at the local Trader Joe's. At the rear, there are hinged rear window access swing gate has been replaced by a more convenient top-hinged lift gate.

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the fifth generation of a line that started in 1993, looks to the future with a nod to the past. Contemporary curves are mixed with classic elements that identify the Grand Cherokee at a glance. The signature seven-slot grille has been updated with a slightly more aggressive look with smaller gaps between the slots. The sleek new headlight design complements the grille and adds a very modern touch at the front end. The side profile is still unmistakably Grand Cherokee, with a window design similar to the outgoing model and squared wheel arches. At the rear, the Cherokee retains distinctive taillights, adding LED lighting and dual exhaust tips.

2.1 Styling and Body Structure

The styling of the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a far departure from its predecessor, with a modern distinctive look that gives it a total beast appearance that pays homage to its off-road capability. (Left) The Overland model has extra body cladding that runs around the wheel arches and the length of the truck as well as the lower front and rear bumper covers. (Center) The Limited model has matching body cladding and an aluminum side molding. The Laredo model does not have this excessive cladding and the painted portion of the body is the same color as the lowest portion of the cladding giving it a more cohesive look between the two. (Right) The higher riding position adds to the Jeep Grand Cherokee's already dominant road presence. Moving to the rear of the vehicle, the rear lights are larger more protruding units compared to the predecessor as well as the larger rear window, features that may take some time getting used to for Jeep purists. Tailpipes are now split and finished in chrome. Overall the Jeep Grand Cherokee sports a look that is more urban-oriented compared to the predecessor, the added body cladding and external chrome adding to the luxury appearance of the vehicle, while maintaining respectable off-road capability. The 2024 Ford Explorer, by contrast, has kept its looks quite similar to its predecessor, some may say this is a good thing considering the predecessor was quite a stylish SUV. Overall the Explorer has proportions that closely resemble a station wagon and as expected, the car has a more road-oriented and on that note one could say it may have been a good idea to drop the "Explorer" name from the vehicle altogether. A big gripe will be the apparent neglect of higher spec models with lower spec models sharing its looks and badging with the average consumer probably having a hard time distinguishing between a base model Explorer and limited/recon model. Compared to the Jeep, the Explorer's rear design is mirrored which is surprising since higher trim level buyers would usually expect some standout design features that separate their vehicle from the base model. Step in the right direction with more standard features across all models, but Ford should have really found another way to distinguish between trim models.

2.2 Lighting and Grille Design

Decisions on the grille change for both vehicles, up till the 2021 Grand Cherokee and 2023 Ford Explorer, are a massive selling point for potential buyers and a very interesting point for analysis. These features could potentially change and as of yet, there is no set-in-stone information for the 2024 models. Consumer responses to these changes would be well noted in the vehicles' completed fourth quarters for up and coming development.

With the Grand Cherokee still yet to release any information on the model, it would be safe to assume that the design features will be like nothing seen before on the vehicle. Heavily tinted headlights and taillights are a thing of the past for any vehicle due to restrictions on light emission and a societal shift to clear-lit, brighter LED illumination for cars. This will feature across both vehicles and can be seen as a selling point for neither side; it is a standardized feature in modern automobiles.

In contrast, the 2024 Ford Explorer comes with another unique set of front LEDs and a more defined change in grille design. Although there is less information as per the Grand Cherokee, it has been noted that it will utilize high-performance LED lighting and will feature a new rear liftgate, an overhaul of the previous system. This is interesting in terms of lighting features but may be duplicated into another section.

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with slim headlights like those on the Cherokee and top-end Grand Cherokee models. A slim grille sits high in the fascia and is flanked by narrow cutouts, giving it a more refined look. Both features are somewhat reminiscent of the current Dodge Durango. While still instantly recognizable, the lights take on a sleeker, more angular look and are further integrated into the grille than before. Both front and rear lights will use LED technology. Grille designs needed to be discussed here as well as it is a perspective in styling. Information on LED technology in the lights is available in another section.

2.3 Wheel Options and Tires

Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with probably off-roading needs. So, it comes in a variety of unique wheel sizes. Limited and Landhawk trims come with 18-inch wheels, Overland and Summit are presented in 20-inch, and the Trailhawk comes with proper off-road tires and 18-inch wheels. The colors of the wheels depend on the trim level. For example, Landhawk wheels come in a light grey, while Trailhawk wheels come in black. Talking about the tires, it comes with both all-season and all-terrain tires. All-terrain tires are preferred for better off-roading, while all-season tires are good for fuel economy and better for paved roads. Limited and Landhawk come with 265/60R18 BSW all-season LRR (BSW=Black Sidewall, LRR=Low Rolling Resistance, LRR tires are efficient in improving fuel economy), the Trailhawk with P265/60R18 BSW All Season, the Overland with P265/50R20 BSW All Season, and the Summit with P265/50R20 BSW All Season. The full spare tire is presented in all the trims with the same tire as the standard one. Such a variety of tires are provided in the Grand Cherokee to satisfy customer needs and as per the activity to be performed with the vehicle. Different tires from other models can be fitted in the Grand Cherokee, but the customer should only upsize or downsize the tires as recommended by their vehicle manufacturer. Suspension system adjustments are recommended for Trail Rated tires to fit. Using bigger tires than recommended may result in the tire rubbing against the body or suspension components. Now, the Ford Explorer comes with 18-20 inch alloy wheels with a variety of designs depending on the trim levels. The tires are presented only in all-season as Explorer is not a vehicle purely designed for off-roading. The worn-out tire and wheel can be upgraded to a bigger size wheel and tire as per the regulations provided in the Ford Owner's manual and Tire Care Guide. All specifications are the same, but problems can occur while fitting different tires than the recommended ones. Bigger tires can rub against the body or suspension components and limit the steering of the vehicle. So, while changing to a bigger size tire, check if the compatible size is available and there should not be any issues of rubbing as it may damage the tire or vehicle and, of course, affect the performance of the vehicle.

3. Interior Design and Technology

The cabin of the Jeep is beautifully designed, with a mix of rugged and luxury appeal. The interior is spacious, with an abundance of head and legroom. Seating options come in bench or bucket seats, with a leather option. Be sure not to confuse it with the Grand Cherokee L (the "L" stands for Luxury), which is built on a different platform and is bigger than the 2024 Grand Cherokee. Not to be outdone, the Ford Explorer offers a cabin that requires a little more climbing for adults to get into the third row, which has limited room but is adequate for children. The second-row seats slide easily to allow third-row access and feature a child viewing mirror so you can keep an eye on who is in the backseat. With the third row stowed, the Explorer offers lots of cargo space and a very low liftover height. Leather seating and a moonroof are options that add to the luxury feel. Both vehicles have very comfortable and luxurious interiors, but the Jeep seems to have just a slight edge due to the quality of materials and overall appearance and feel of the interior. The Ford Explorer features a standard 6-speaker sound system with an upgrade to a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen system. Listening options include SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. An 8" LCD touchscreen with Sync 4 is also standard on all models. The new Sync 4 is a significant upgrade from the previous Microsoft-based system and features a larger screen, crisper graphics, and the ability to receive over-the-air updates with a wireless connection available to any Wi-Fi equipped phone. The system is also voice-activated and allows for real-time navigation and traffic updates with SYNC AppLink. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard options as well. Highly advanced a twin-panel moonroof, wireless charging pad, and a 14-speaker B&O audio system are all available options as well. This does appear to have a slight advantage for the Ford over the standard and available infotainment and audio options for the Jeep.

3.1 Cabin Space and Comfort

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee front seats are the same as the previous generation, therefore the mean comfortable score will stay the same. Jeep has improved comfort for rear seats, including the available third row. This should increase the comfort rating, but there is no official change in the score. Step-in height is higher than average, and several folks may have issues entering and exiting the vehicle. The B-Pillar has been moved to increase side-impact protection and reduce head movement during an impact. This will make entry and exit a bit more difficult. The premium dashboard and console trim looks and feels great. The Uptand and Summit will add rear sunshades for additional comfort. The option Quadra-Lift air suspension provides a cushioned ride to smooth out the rough streets. Overall comfort of the cabin remains high.

The cabin of the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL) is comfortable and offers plenty of space for adults and children. Two passengers fit in safety and comfort in the rear seats. Extra legroom is available thanks to the new chassis, which creates a 29 mm (1.1 inch) increase from the WK2. An available third row provides seating for up to seven passengers. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL) is longer, therefore rear passengers have 37.3 cubic inches of legroom (a 39 mm increase) and 39.4" of headroom. The third row carries 30.3 inches of legroom and 37.5 inches of headroom. It should be noted that the WK2 Grand Cherokee L is a different size class than the WL and is based off of the Dodge Durango platform.

3.2 Infotainment System and Connectivity

The 2024 Ford Explorer comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, while the 2024 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 10-inch touch screen. The information displays on both vehicles are implemented better than that of previous generations. Instead of looking bland and not well thought out, they now look much more modern, simple, and easy to use. The information display on both vehicles comes with navigation and a trial of Sirius XM, but only the Jeep comes standard with HD Radio. The information display in the Escape comes with voice recognition, but Ford's voice recognition isn't as good as it seems. It is very picky with what words you use and is not as fast as the information's satellite radio. Both vehicles come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems are very responsive and there are no problems while using them. Unfortunately, that is where the good things end for the Escape. The navigation system, while standard, is pretty lackluster. The real problem comes with the Sync 3 system itself. It is full of redundant features and looks dated and hard to use. Although the system is very customizable, it is too much of a hassle for what it is worth. The layout for the touch screen is set up the same as the actual physical buttons for the upgrade dual climate control. This layout is a layout that the electronic climate control may be used because it is used so often, so it seems redundant for the driver. This upgraded climate control comes with no redundant features for the Jeep. The touch screen will also often flash and reset while using it. This problem will be touched on more in-depth in the reliability category. The Escape's sound system is above average but doesn't have the clarity of the top-end Jeeps. The Escape has two USB ports. The dual climate control comes standard in the Ford, while it is an optional feature for the Latitude. It is a feature for the Limited, for the Latitude Lux and up, and for the Altitude and North Edition. This is important because the information's voice recognition is catered to the hierarchical nature. The higher up you go in the vehicle model, the more features are directly controllable and changeable through voice. The Ford Edge has high expectations for voice recognition as it took home the award for voice recognition from J.D. Powers, but the system is still more responsive and less picky than that of the Escapes.

3.3 Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) on the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee are extensive. They range from lane centering to traffic jam assist and can be had in conjunction with map-integrated adaptive cruise control that can suggest lower speeds around curves or exits and then automatically resume the preset speed. The standard capabilities begin with automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning systems with pedestrian detection. Blind-spot monitoring, a driver inattention monitor, and post-impact braking are also standard. The Ford Explorer offers similar systems as standard or optional equipment. They range from classic driver aids to the more advanced post-impact braking system available on the Limited, ST, and Platinum trims. All models, beginning with the Base, provide forward collision warning and a pre-collision assist system with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. As a side note, the 2024 Ford Explorer features the optional MyKey technology. This is a system designed to encourage responsible driving. It allows owners to program the key to a restricted driving mode setting, which promotes good habits, such as seatbelt usage and limiting top speeds, through audible and visual warnings. Owners have the ability to set the maximum speed and audio volume control, and the top setting allows the owner to inhibit the deactivation of driver-assist features.

3.4 Interior Storage and Cargo Capacity

Ford engineers have clearly put a lot of thought into the cargo area in the Explorer. The tailgate is clever in that it is hinged in such a way that it can serve as a shelter during a rainstorm. With the optional tailgate seat package, the package becomes even more useful. In the package, the underside of the hinged tailgate has a complex track system and lever that causes a seat to unfold from the package. This designates the area as a place where two people can sit without getting their clothing dirty. The track and the seat are a fairly complex system, but it seems as if it would be very useful to take along to a soccer game. The seat actually has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is fairly robust for a vehicle seat. The Grand Cherokee does not have nearly as many unique features in its cargo area. It does, however, have the option of a third row of seating. No numerical dimensions of the rear cargo area were given in the specifications. However, it was mentioned that the cargo space is large enough for a cooler. This suggests that with the third seat not in use, there could be an ample amount of cargo room. In comparison, with all seats in usage, the cargo area would be quite small. A commonality between the two vehicles is that both have a power release function for folding down the rear seats, which always serves as a convenience.

4. Performance and Engine Options

The Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer the alleged 3.0-liter V6 and a couple of V8 engines, the most powerful of which could be the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 707hp and 645lb-ft torque. A mild-hybrid 5.7-liter V8 is also in the cards. The new Grand Cherokee will be the first to use the Giorgio-platform derived WL75 midsize SUV, and while that might not mean much to many consumers, it's expected to greatly reduce curb weight and it paves the way for a Maserati version for the first time. This platform also leaves the door open for a plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee down the line, which could utilize the 2.0-liter turbo-four and electric motor setup that combo provides 375hp and 470lb-ft in the Wrangler 4xe. Most Jeep/Chrysler fans are more interested in the Pentastar V6 and that engine could also make its way into the new Grand Cherokee with the possible PHEV version up-specing it to the 295hp E-Torque version. The Ford Explorer has a lineup of engine options as well, starting with the base 300hp turbocharged 2.3L inline-four, a detuned 3.3L V6 hybrid 318hp/322lb-ft setup borrowed from the Lincoln Aviator, and the most interesting options that could attract enthusiasts are the 400hp/415lb-ft ST performance model 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 and the upcoming Explorer King Ranch and Platinum trim exclusive 365hp/380lb-ft 3.0-liter PowerBoost V6 which essentially translates to a more powerful 3.0-liter EcoBoost with an electric motor sandwiched between it and Ford expects it to have a range of about 700 miles in between fill-ups. Continued development of the 10-speed automatic transmission and lightweight materials are likely to be a focus for Ford with the new Explorer, with the potential for a future rear-wheel drive performance in mind. This could also result in a boon for car enthusiasts when it comes to aftermarket parts and tunes for the latest iteration of the Explorer.

4.1 Engine Specifications and Powertrain

The 2024 Ford Explorer lineup is powered by one of three engines, including a 3.5-liter V6, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, or a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder paired with hybrid technology. A standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 300 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 310 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm comes with the XLT and Limited models, while the Platinum Edition comes with a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. All engines will be paired with a 10-speed transmission. RWD and 4WD are available on the Platinum edition. The Limited Hybrid will feature a 3.3L V6 hybrid engine with 318 horsepower, 322 lb-ft of torque, and a new modular transmission that Ford is planning to introduce in 2019.

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque that makes 290 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. Optional on all trims except Laredo is a 5.7-liter V8 without eTorque that produces 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland models can get the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel making 240 hp and a healthy 420 lb-ft of torque. The high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT model will feature a 6.4-liter V8 making 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful motor will come with the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 making 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Every engine option, including the SRT and Trackhawk models, will feature an 8-speed automatic transmission. All Grand Cherokee 4X4 systems will have Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II, as well as the Selec-Terrain traction management system.

4.2 Fuel Efficiency and Range

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer offer hybrid powertrains, while the new Grand Cherokee also offers a plug-in hybrid version for the first time. The 2024 Ford Explorer comes with a 3.3-liter V6 engine with a hybrid electric motor. The two combine to produce 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the engine is an electric 10-speed transmission. This smooth shifting transmission distributes power in the most efficient manner. Stand at the top of a hill and the transmission will hold gears when necessary, while cruising on the highway the transmission will skip gears for better gas mileage. This system is estimated to get 23-24 MPG. This will be an improvement over a standard V6 all-wheel drive model, though the Explorer Hybrid does not offer best in class gas mileage among hybrid SUVs. The RWD V6 model is capable of 18-19 MPG city and 24-25 MPG highway. This pales in comparison to the new Jeep Grand Cherokee which gets between 21 and 25 MPG in the city and up to 28 MPG on the highway. The base engine for the new 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that uses a mild hybrid system. This effectively takes the place of the previous 3.6-liter V6 that was used throughout the Jeep lineup. The eTorque has the ability to shut off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and it will be able to restart the engine in a smooth and quick manner. This particular system is estimated to get 18-19 MPG city and 25-26 MPG highway for the rear-wheel drive models, and slightly less for all-wheel drive models. The previous generation of this Pentastar engine was capable of up to 19-20 MPG city and 26-26 MPG highway. This shows that the mild hybrid system is able to maintain efficiency while adding power and capability to the vehicle. For those that desire improved fuel economy, the second engine option for the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is a 3.6-liter V6 with the plug-in hybrid 4xe system. This system is highly efficient in city driving and is capable of traveling up to 400 miles of total range. The 4xe is able to charge the battery using regenerative braking and coasting, and the driver has the ability to select whether the vehicle uses an electric mode or a hybrid mode to conserve the battery for later. The hybrid battery is located under the second row of seats for added protection and meets all of the ruggedness and water resistance standards that are required for off-road driving.

4.3 Towing and Off-Road Capabilities

The Grand Cherokee comes in short and long wheelbase versions, with the latter offering more space for passengers and luggage. And while both models are capable off-road machines, the new set-up gives the L more of a traditional SUV vibe. Three four-wheel drive systems are available: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II. Depending on which system you choose, there's up to 20 cm of ground clearance, water fording up to 61 cm, 24 cm of wheel articulation, and the ability to tow up to 3266 kg. The Explorer uses a unibody construction compared to the Jeep's body-on-frame set-up, so it doesn't have the same ruggedness. That said, the Ford does have a Terrain Management System with up to seven drive modes, enabling it to tackle all sorts of off-road conditions, and there's an available all-wheel drive model with automatic on-demand engagement. The Explorer's maximum towing capacity ranges from a class competitive 2268 kg to a class-leading 2722 kg when equipped with the available 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine and the Class III & IV Trailer Tow Package. Although none of those figures can match the Grand Cherokee L, they're still pretty decent for a family SUV. With this comparison, it's pretty clear that the Jeep has the edge when it comes to serious off-roading and towing.