2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Ford Edge
If anyone ever told you that choosing the right model for your next new vehicle was easy, you probably learned very quickly that it simply isn’t true. There are simply too many models to choose from and too many vehicle features and specs to research to make the process easy. That being said, here at Parks Motors, we work hard to relieve you of the hassle that sometimes comes from the car research and buying process. One of the ways we do that is by helping you compare top models in the segment you’re interested in buying from, such as this comparison between the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Ford Edge.
Let’s start by looking at one of the most important factors to consider when buying a new vehicle: the engine. After all, it plays a big role in determining how much you enjoy your driving experience, and if you choose the Grand Cherokee, you can expect to enjoy it a whole lot. That’s because the Grand Cherokee’s standard power plant delivers far more horsepower than that found in the Edge. Moreover, when comparing the available engine options, the Grand Cherokee still has an edge in horsepower, as well as the availability of a diesel engine (something you won’t find on the Edge).
|2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee||VS||2017 Ford Edge|
|295-hp 3.6L V6||Standard Engine||245-hp 2.0L I4|
|240-hp V6 diesel, 360-hp V8, 475-hp V8||Available Engines||280-hp V6, 315-hp V6|
|RWD or three different 4WD systems||Drivetrain||FWD or AWD|
|7,400 pounds||Towing Capacity||3,500 pounds|
Differences Between the 2017 Grand Cherokee and Edge
We also can’t ignore the fact that the 2017 Grand Cherokee is available with three different 4WD systems, an advantage it has over not just the Ford Edge, but also over many other models in the segment. You’ll be able to choose from Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II (which adds a 4x4 low-range for off-roading) and Quadra-Drive II that has an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential to allow 100% of the torque to be sent to just one rear wheel.
Although the Grand Cherokee does have a slightly higher starting MSRP than the Edge, it also comes with a significant number of standard features that you won’t find standard on the Ford Edge. Such features include a compass for the adventurous types, a leather steering wheel, dual zone front automatic climate control, stolen vehicle tracking, LED brake lights and more.