In the midsize SUV class, the competition is fierce. Jeep and Ford, for example, are long-time players in this sector and have earned a reputation for producing the best-performing midsize SUVs. While there is much debate about which vehicle will top the midsize SUV list in 2021, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Edge quietly make their way to the top. These two SUVs go head-to-head in terms of performance, comfort, driving dynamics, and safety. The significant differences between the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Ford Edge have been detailed to assist you in determining which car best meets your needs.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Ford Edge
|3.6-liter V-6 engine
||Base Engine||2.0-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine|
|Eight-speed automatic||Transmission System||Six-speed automatic|
|295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft
||Horsepower & Torque Ratings||250 horsepower & 280 lb-ft|
||Combined Fuel Economy||23 MPG|
When looking at the table above, it's evident that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the superior choice in terms of performance. The vehicle can reach 60 MPH in less than 7.7 seconds. In addition to the base 3.6-liter engine, a 5.7-liter V-8 powertrain is also available in some trims. The Cherokee SRT trim, which comes with a 6.4-liter V-8 engine, is the most powerful SUV in the lineup. And, the Trailhawk trim comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, come more than 70 standard and optional safety features. Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera, seven airbags, Forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control are just a few of the standout features. Because of these features, the NHTSA has given the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee a five-star overall safety rating.