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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Ford Explorer in Prince Albert, SK

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is entering its 2021 model year, and we're proud to report this new model sets itself apart from the three-row SUV segment in more ways than one. Between its upscale design, generous interior comforts, and excellent capability, the Grand Cherokee L is a compelling choice for any driver looking for an SUV as attractive as it is versatile. We at Anderson Motors Ltd. have taken the opportunity to compare this stunning new Jeep to the 2021 Ford Explorer. If you're based in Prince Albert or Shellbrook, La Ronge, Saskatoon, or Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan, find out which SUV reigns supreme below, and you can always contact us for more on the 2021 Grand Cherokee L.

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Interior & Exterior

The new Grand Cherokee L boasts an exterior design that's elegant and truckish in equal measure. This Jeep's sharp contours, perfectly placed lines, and chiseled hood give it a mature, awe-inspiring appearance, with LED lighting and Jeep's patented seven-slot grille punctuating its striking front end. Rounding out the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L's exterior aesthetic is a sleek, standard set of 18-inch Low-Gloss Highlight Silver aluminum wheels. As for the 2021 Ford Explorer, this new SUV may not attract the same kind of driver as the Grand Cherokee L, as it enters its new model year with an exterior that sits on the sportier side of the spectrum.

Jeep's new three-row SUV is just as elegant on the inside as on the outside, with Capri leather upholstery coming standard and heated, power-adjustable front seats offering optimal comfort. This seven-seater's long wheelbase makes for ample space across three rows of seating, and if you'd like to add an extra pinch of refinement to your Grand Cherokee L's cabin, you can enjoy open-pore wood trim and quilted leather upholstery in its upper trims. The 2021 Ford Explorer, by comparison, offers class-competitive cargo space, but its third row of seats is rather cramped, and its cabin remains marred by a few too many plastics.

Performance & Capability

Both these SUVs offer plenty of brawn under the hood, but the Grand Cherokee L has the edge in the capability department. This Jeep's base V6 engine boasts a solid 290 horsepower and pairs with a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to its smooth ride and crisp handling, this seven-seater also offers both all-wheel and four-wheel drive systems for optimal traction and stability on rougher surfaces. Like many members of the Jeep stable, this 2021 Grand Cherokee L also offers excellent off-road capability for its segment, which you can enhance with an available air suspension that can be adjusted for added ground clearance. The latest L is also a reliable tower, as it boasts a solid hauling capacity of up to 6,200 pounds. As for its Ford rival, the 2021 Explorer's peppy turbocharged engine is nothing to sneeze at, but its driving dynamics are underwhelming, and its towing capacity trails the Grand Cherokee L's by 600 pounds.

Safety Features

The Grand Cherokee L and Ford Explorer are both generous in safety features, but it's Jeep's seven-seater that gets the nod in driver-assist technology. This 2021 Grand Cherokee's standard suite is as extensive as they come, offering popular functions like automatic emergency braking that detects both pedestrians and cyclists, blind-spot monitoring, and a lane departure warning function that alerts you if ever you begin drifting out of position. Rounding out the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L's safety and driver-assist lineup is adaptive cruise control, which guides you through your ride without taking it over for a stress-free commute.

If you'd like to make this Grand Cherokee L yours, Anderson Motors Ltd. allows you to begin your purchase from home and get pre-approval for a loan with our user-friendly financing application. Once you've been greenlit, we'll be happy to take the lead and guide you through your purchase.

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