An SUV is a valuable family vehicle. You rely on it to get to work, take the kids to school, or venture out on weekend getaways. When searching for their next daily driver, many turn to either the 2017 Ford Edge or the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, which one is best for your lifestyle in Washington, Greenville, or New Bern?

This 2017 Ford Edge vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison, created by our team at Pecheles Ford, will help answer that question. By reading about the vehicles' performance, technology features, and safety options, you'll be able to determine the right one for you and your family. With any further questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

How's the Performance in the 2017 Ford Edge vs Jeep Grand Cherokee?

As often as you drive, you're bound to travel on different types of roads. Therefore, you want an SUV that can handle any type of adventure you take, on the road or off the beaten path. Luckily, you'll easily be able to do this in either the Ford Edge or the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2017 Ford Edge comes with three engine options, all mated to a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission...

  • 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost®: 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L EcoBoost®: 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque

The good news is that this power in the Ford Edge doesn't compromise its fuel efficiency, as it achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.1

While the Jeep Grand Cherokee is also quite powerful, it only has an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway MPG. This means you'll need to stop at the gas station more frequently in the Grand Cherokee than you would driving the Ford Edge.

2017 Ford Edge vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology Features

The Ford Edge and Jeep Grand Cherokee are convenient to drive, which is apparent in the technology features offered in each vehicle.

The 2017 Ford Edge has the available SYNC® 3 system. This technological advancement has everything you need in one handy spot. Use the color touchscreen to find a destination on the map, change your climate control settings, or use enhanced voice recognition to find a contact in your phonebook or a song in your music library.

The Ford Edge also has available SYNC Connect® powered by FordPass™, which lets you start your car, lock and unlock your doors, or check the fuel level-all from your smartphone. SYNC Connect® additionally features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, where you can connect up to 10 devices at once.

While the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a system that's comparable to SYNC Connect®, it's only 3G LTE, which means you may find yourself losing internet service often. You also can't connect as many devices to it.

Safety in the 2017 Ford Edge vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2017 Edge and 2017 Grand Cherokee are extremely safe vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration agrees, as it awarded both a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

The Ford Edge has many impressive safety features, too, including the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and the Lane-Keeping System. It also offers Enhanced Active Park Assist.

Activate the Enhanced Active Park Assist feature when you're driving slowly to try and find parking. The vehicle will use sensors to find an available spot. Then, with a few actions on your part (shifting, accelerating, and braking), the vehicle will automatically parallel park or back into a parking space, all in a smooth motion.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee does have its own park assist system. However, it simply alerts you when your vehicle is getting too close to an object. Unlike the feature in the Ford Edge, the one in the Grand Cherokee can't park itself for you.

Discover Your Next Family Vehicle Today!

It's easy to see why many people love both the Ford Edge and Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the 2017 Edge nudges out the competition with better fuel economy, and more enhanced technology and safety features. Experience the 2017 Ford Edge for yourself by getting behind the wheel.

Schedule a test drive today at Pecheles Ford, the dealership that's proud to work with drivers throughout Washington, Greenville, and New Bern.




1. EPA-estimated city/highway MPG for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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