2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe vs 2023 Ford Explorer hybrid

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe vs 2023 Ford Explorer hybrid
2023 Ford Explorer hybrid

Model Comparison


2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid
Starting Price $78,325 $48,340
Engine (L) 2.0-litre Turbocharged I-4 (Hybrid) 3.3-litre V6 (Hybrid)
Cylinder Configuration I-4 V6
 Horsepower 375 318
       Torque 470 lb-ft 322 lb-ft
Fuel Economy (Combined) 4.2 Le/100km 9.4 L/100km

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe vs 2023 Ford Explorer hybrid

As we transition to cleaner energy sources, automakers are leading the charge with a new breed of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Among the frontrunners in this race are the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and the 2023 Ford Explorer hybrid. Both aim to balance performance, efficiency, and off-road prowess while providing a green alternative to the conventional gasoline-powered SUV. At Great West Chrysler, we are excited to compare these two titans of the green SUV landscape.

Interior and Exterior Styling Comparison

Interior and Exterior Styling Comparison

Stepping inside the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, occupants are immediately immersed in a thoughtfully designed interior environment that seamlessly blends exceptional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. Every detail and material within the cabin has been meticulously chosen and crafted, elevating the sense of luxury and comfort. The SUV's technological offerings are equally impressive, boasting state-of-the-art features that aim to enhance driving experiences.

For those seeking an even more premium experience, the optional High Altitude Package adds another layer of sophistication to the Grand Cherokee 4xe. This package includes stylish Gloss Black aluminum wheels, matching Gloss Black interior accents, and a distinctive seven-slot grille, elevating the aesthetic appeal and luxury of the SUV's interior.

In contrast, the 2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid focuses on space, functionality, and connectivity. The interior of the Explorer Hybrid is spacious, especially at the front, allowing for an optimal driving position that can be finely adjusted to suit individual preferences. In terms of technology, the Explorer Hybrid comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen as standard, providing easy access to the vehicle's multimedia system.

The Sync infotainment system ensures a seamless connection between the vehicle and the digital world, while compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows users to connect their smartphones for enhanced connectivity, access to personal media, and optimized hands-free operations. This thoughtful amalgamation of space, comfort, and technology makes the Explorer Hybrid's cabin a welcoming environment for any journey.

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe greets the world with a fresh and innovative exterior design, thanks to its new plug-in hybrid powertrain. Uniquely for this model year, the Grand Cherokee 4xe exclusively introduces the Trailhawk edition, which exhibits a sophisticated aesthetic twist. The Trailhawk brings a distinctive appearance to the range with its Gloss Black exterior accents, a stylish departure from the previously used Neutral Gray accents, adding a touch of elegance and modernity to the vehicle's overall appeal.

In contrast, the Ford Explorer Hybrid maintains a time-honoured, iconic exterior, defined by its muscular lines and dominant stance, preserving the classic identity that has been cherished by its fans for decades. For the 2023 iteration, the Explorer Hybrid keeps the same familiar design without any significant modifications. However, anticipation is building for the 2024 model year, where substantial updates to the Explorer's exterior styling are expected. The upcoming refresh promises to infuse the SUV with a fresh and revitalized aesthetic while preserving the trademark elements of its iconic design.

Technology Features Comparison

Technology Features Comparison

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe stands out with its advanced PHEV technology, allowing the SUV to switch between all-electric, all-gas, or a combination mode depending on driving needs. The combustion engine and battery work in unison to maximize the vehicle's range. In contrast, the 2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid relies more on traditional hybrid technology.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe provides Level I and Level II charging. With Level I, the battery can be fully recharged in approximately 12 hours using a standard 120V electrical outlet. For quicker charging, Level II allows for a full charge in around 2 hours.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe features regenerative braking, an advanced technology that captures kinetic energy generated by braking and converts it into electricity. This energy is stored in the vehicle's battery for further use. It also offers a driver-selectable Max Regen feature that enhances the standard regenerative braking.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe is equipped with the advanced Uconnect® 5 infotainment system that includes enhanced processor speed, better screen resolution, multi-phone wireless technology, and personalized user profiles. It also has a front passenger screen for navigation, camera viewing, and visual entertainment.

The Ford Explorer Hybrid offers the SYNC® 3 technology with standard FordPass™ Connect along for the ride. It also comes with SiriusXM® for a 3-month All Access trial subscription for more entertainment options.

Both vehicles emphasize their sound systems. The Grand Cherokee 4xe boasts a McIntosh® Sound System with a 17‑channel amplifier, producing sound through 19 custom‑built speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer. The Explorer Hybrid showcases an available B&O® Sound System by Bang and Olufsen® with options for 12 or 14 speakers, including a subwoofer.

Additional notable features of the Grand Cherokee 4xe include a wireless charging pad and a digital rearview mirror that provides a high-definition view of the road behind. The Explorer Hybrid, on the other hand, offers the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, Active Park Assist for easier parking, and a 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display for a continuous view of the vehicle's surroundings.

Safety Features Comparison

The Grand Cherokee 4xe is equipped with a suite of advanced safety features that include a Selec-Terrain traction management system and Selec-Speed Control, ensuring safe and controlled journeys across different terrains and speeds.

The Explorer Hybrid doesn't lag behind in safety aids, with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, cross-traffic and blind-spot warning alerts, and automatic high beams as standard features. The vehicle is also equipped with an enhanced blind-spot monitoring system for safe towing.

Visit Great West Chrysler for Your Next Hybrid SUV

Whether you're a thrill-seeker craving an adrenaline rush or a family-oriented individual in need of a spacious, safe ride, both the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and Ford Explorer Hybrid are compelling options. At Great West Chrysler, we are proud to provide these innovative vehicles to our customers. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a test drive.

*All pricing is based on Alberta MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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