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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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.