2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge Near Ozark, MO

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge Near Ozark, MO

Are you looking for a tough yet stylish mid-sized SUV for your family? Then no doubt the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge have made their way onto your list of options. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee is better suited to off-roading, both offer all-wheel drive, handsome exteriors, and generous cargo space. So which should you buy? Check out our comparison below to find out. You can also read our 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee review for more information about this SUV on its own.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge: Engine Specs

The Trail-Rated® Grand Cherokee has several different powertrain options available to new SUV buyers in Ozark, MO. Of these, two are V6 engines and two are V8 engines. One V6 is also an EcoDiesel, while one V8 is exclusive to the track-ready SRT®. The standard powertrain is:

  • 3.6L V6
    • 295 HP @ 6,400 RPM
    • 260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,800 RPM
    • 517 mile range with 4WD
    • 6,200 lbs. tow rating
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

The 2017 Ford Edge has a couple of different choices, including a twin-turbocharged V6 exclusive to the Sport trim, but none can compete in terms of power with the Grand Cherokee. Its standard powertrain is:

  • 2.0L Turbo I4
    • 245 HP @ 5,500 RPM
    • 275 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM
    • 442 mile range with AWD
    • 3,500 lbs. tow rating with tow package
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge Interior Comparisons Near Ozark, MO

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge: Interior

Both the Grand Cherokee and Edge are roomy, two-row, five-seat family SUVs. However, they aren't much alike on the inside. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee could be mistaken for a luxury model, while the Ford Edge feels modern, but nowhere near as premium.

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with dual-zone climate control, but the Ford Edge does not
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the Ford Edge does not
  • Only the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a flat-folding front passenger seat for when you need to transport long objects
  • Mid-level and upper-level Jeep Grand Cherokee trims include luxury features like heated and cooled front seats, and heated rear seats that are only available as add-ons with even the topmost Ford Edge trim

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Edge: Technology & Safety

Both of these family SUVs come standard with helpful modern tech like a rearview camera and infotainment system, and fun optional features like a rear entertainment system. In fact, the Jeep Uconnect® system is widely considered one of the most user-friendly in the industry! Overall, the more impressive features are found in the 2017 Grand Cherokee.

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a standard touchscreen, while the Ford Edge has a smaller, LCD screen in the base trim
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee has an available 19-speaker premium sound system while the Ford Edge has a 12-speaker premium sound system
  • Driver assistance features like blind spot/cross path detection, parking assistance, and lane departure warnings are available on mid-level Grand Cherokee trims and standard on upper-level trims, but only as add-ons in the top Ford Edge trim level

Test Drive a New SUV at Youngblood Chrysler Jeep Near Ozark, MO

Are you still curious about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee? You can find it in several different trim levels and colors here in our inventory. It's clear that the Jeep model has plenty of advantages over the 2017 Ford Edge, but we still always recommend our customers come in for a test drive so they can experience it for themselves. Call (866) 927-8082 for more information or to schedule your visit.

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