Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

When it comes to SUVs, a few models stand above the rest. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are two of the most well-known vehicles in their class. And for good reason, too! Both SUVs have plenty going for them.

But which one will be the best choice for driving around the Madison, Hamilton, and Smyrna areas? Our team at University Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has an inside scoop. Read our Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer vehicle comparison below to find out which SUV is right for you!

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand CherokeeSUVs excel in all types of conditions. Whether you’re dealing with inclement weather, traveling with your family for a weekend excursion with old friends, or leaving the asphalt behind in search of the perfect place to camp, SUVs are dependable and capable vehicles.

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer both come in various trim levels and configurations. In terms of sheer variety, the Grand Cherokee edges out the Explorer, with eleven available trims, ensuring that there’s a model for everyone. The Ford Explorer, on the other hand, only has five trims.

If you’re looking for an SUV for long trips, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts better fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 19 MPG city/26 MPG highway with a 26.4-gallon fuel tank. The 2019 Ford Explorer has an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city/24 MPG highway and an 18.6-gallon fuel tank.

Performance and Off-Road Capabilities

Jeep Grand Cherokee PerformanceUnder the hood, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 3.6L engine capable of producing 295 horsepower. The Ford Explorer generates 290 horsepower with its 3.5L engine. In addition to its powerful engine, the Jeep SUV has an 8.6-inch ground clearance, almost a full inch more than the 7.8-inch ground clearance of the Ford Explorer.

Taking the SUVs’ engines, ground clearance, and the fact that the Grand Cherokee has available 20 x 8-inch tires, it’s a better choice for adventurous drivers who like to explore off the beaten path.

An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across all Jeep Grand Cherokee trim levels, offering better acceleration than the 6-speed automatic system found in the Ford Explorer. In tight spaces, the Grand Cherokee surpasses the Ford Explorer thanks to a standard turning radius of 37.1 feet. The Ford Explorer, on the other hand, requires more space due to a 39.2-foot turning radius.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer: Learn More About the Best SUV

Although the Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are both solid SUV options, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better choice. With a more powerful engine, higher ground clearance, and better fuel economy, the Jeep Grand Cherokee excels in all types of situations. It’s just as capable on a dusty trail as it is cruising down the highway, and with its numerous trim and configuration options, there’s a Jeep Grand Cherokee for everyone.

If you’re in the Madison, Hamilton, or Smyrna areas and want to learn more about the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, contact us at University CDJR today!

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**Fully Loaded** ParkSense® Rear Park–Assist with Stop, Blind–Spot and Cross–Path Detection, ParkView® Rear Back–Up Camera, Ready–Alert Braking, Uconnect® 4C w/8" Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay®, Google Android AutoTM, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, 4G LTE Wi–Fi Hot Spot, Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel, Power 8–Way Driver Seat / Manual Passenger Seat, Power Sunroof, Dual–Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Keyless Enter 'n GoTM, Remote Start System, Universal Garage–Door Opener, Power Liftgate, Quadra–Trac I® 4WD System, Electronic Stability Control, 4WD. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat 3.6L V6 24V VVT Welcome to University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a few years now, University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has been proudly serving the Hamilton, Morrisville, Norwich and greater Oneida areas. During that time, we've cultivated a deep appreciation for our area and its residents. To our team, you're not just a customer. You're a friend, neighbor, and partner, and we want to work with you to create the most satisfying automotive experience possible. Even after you've made your purchase, we hope you'll return time and again for our excellent customer service. Price includes: $1,000 - Northeast 2019 Bonus Cash NECKA. Exp. 09/30/2019, $1,750 - 2019 Retail Consumer Cash 32CK1. Exp. 09/30/2019
 
**Fully Loaded** ParkSense® Rear Park–Assist w/Stop, Blind–Spot and Cross–Path Detection, ParkView® Rear Back–Up Camera, Ready–Alert Braking, Heated Front LEATHER Seats & Steering Wheel, 8–Way Power Driver Seat / Manual Passenger Seat, Power Sunroof, Remote Start System, Uconnect® 4C w/8.4" Display, Apple CarPlay®, Google Android Auto, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth®, 4G LTE Wi–Fi Hot Spot, Dual–Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Auto–Dimming Rear View Mirror, Quadra–Trac I® 4WD System, Power Liftgate, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat 3.6L V6 24V VVT Welcome to University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a few years now, University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has been proudly serving the Hamilton, Morrisville, Norwich and greater Oneida areas. During that time, we've cultivated a deep appreciation for our area and its residents. To our team, you're not just a customer. You're a friend, neighbor, and partner, and we want to work with you to create the most satisfying automotive experience possible. Even after you've made your purchase, we hope you'll return time and again for our excellent customer service. Price includes: $1,000 - Northeast 2019 Bonus Cash NECKA. Exp. 09/30/2019, $1,750 - 2019 Retail Consumer Cash 32CK1. Exp. 09/30/2019
 
4WD, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland Edition 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Bright White Clearcoat 3.6L V6 24V VVT Welcome to University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a few years now, University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has been proudly serving the Hamilton, Morrisville, Norwich and greater Oneida areas. During that time, we’ve cultivated a deep appreciation for our area and its residents. To our team, you’re not just a customer. You’re a friend, neighbor, and partner, and we want to work with you to create the most satisfying automotive experience possible. Even after you’ve made your purchase, we hope you’ll return time and again for our excellent customer service. Price includes: $1,000 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2019
 
**Full Loaded!** ParkSense® Rear Park–Assist w/Stop, Blind–Spot and Cross–Path Detection, ParkView® Rear Back–Up Camera, Selec–Terrain® System, Remote Start System, Sport Mode, Heated Front LEATHER Seats & Steering Wheel, Uconnect® 4C NAV w/8.4–Inch Display, Apple CarPlay®, Google Android Auto, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth®, Media Hub (2 USB, Aux), 4G LTE Wi–Fi Hot Spot, Front Dual-Zone Auto Temperature Control, Premium Fog Lamps, Quadra–Trac II® 4WD System, Power Liftgate, Electronic Stability Control, Ready–Alert Braking, Trailer Sway Damping. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat 3.6L V6 24V VVT Welcome to University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a few years now, University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has been proudly serving the Hamilton, Morrisville, Norwich and greater Oneida areas. During that time, we've cultivated a deep appreciation for our area and its residents. To our team, you're not just a customer. You're a friend, neighbor, and partner, and we want to work with you to create the most satisfying automotive experience possible. Even after you've made your purchase, we hope you'll return time and again for our excellent customer service. Price includes: $500 - Northeast 2019 Bonus Cash NECKA. Exp. 09/30/2019, $1,750 - 2019 Retail Consumer Cash 32CK1. Exp. 09/30/2019
 
4WD. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Diamond Black HEMI 5.7L V8 Welcome to University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a few years now, University Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has been proudly serving the Hamilton, Morrisville, Norwich and greater Oneida areas. During that time, we’ve cultivated a deep appreciation for our area and its residents. To our team, you’re not just a customer. You’re a friend, neighbor, and partner, and we want to work with you to create the most satisfying automotive experience possible. Even after you’ve made your purchase, we hope you’ll return time and again for our excellent customer service. Price includes: $1,000 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2019
 

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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at ​315-750-1097 or by visiting us at the dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 4.9% interest and 20% downpayment.