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. This is fitting because both SUVs have plenty going for them.

Which one will be the best choice for driving around Madison, Hamilton, and Smyrna? Our team at University CDJR has an inside scoop. Read our 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer vehicle comparison below to find out which SUV is right for you!

2020 Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: Configurations

Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance Specs

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

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Explorer both come in various trim levels. In terms of sheer variety, the Grand Cherokee edges out the Explorer with far more options. As a result, it’s the Grand Cherokee that has what it takes to allow you to customize your driving experience to fit in with your specific sensibilities.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer Performance and Off-Road Capabilities

Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-RoadWhile both the Grand Cherokee and the Explorer provide you with four possibilities for what you have propelling you under the hood, it’s the Grand Cherokee that successfully comes out on top in terms of sheer output. The 3.6L V6 is able to generate as much as 295 horsepower, the 5.7L gives you 360 horsepower, the 6.4L V8 boasts as much as 475 horsepower, and the 6.2L Supercharged V8 produces a beastly 707.

The Explorer’s four engines give you a lot less oomph. The 2.3L EcoBoost® puts out 300 horsepower, the 3.3L V6 Hybrid can get up to 318 horsepower, the 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 supplies you with 365 horsepower, and the Enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 can only produce a maximum of 400 horsepower.

In addition to its powerful engines, the Jeep SUV has a 10.8-inch ground clearance. Over in the Explorer, you’ll find a mere 7.9 inches in terms of ground clearance. Taking these SUVs’ engine specs and ground clearance into consideration, the Grand Cherokee is clearly the better choice for adventurous drivers who like to explore off the beaten path. Want to learn more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Check out our library of reviews and comparisons.

2020 Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Explorer: Which One will You Choose?

Although the Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer are both solid SUV options, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better choice. With more power in the engine department and higher ground clearance, 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. Plus, with its numerous trim options, there’s a Jeep Grand Cherokee to fit in with everyone’s lifestyle.

If you’re in Madison, Hamilton, or Smyrna and want to learn more about the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, contact us at University CDJR today! We’ll be sure to get you set up with a test drive that best suits your schedule.

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4WD. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Pacific Blue Clearcoat 4WD Recent Arrival! Price includes: $1000 - Chrysler Capital 2020 Bonus Cash 20CL5. Exp. 09/30/2020 $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
4WD. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Pacific Blue Clearcoat 4WD Price includes: $1000 - Chrysler Capital 2020 Bonus Cash 20CL5. Exp. 09/30/2020 $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
BLUETOOTH/ HANDS FREE CELL PHONE, BACK-UP CAMERA, 4X4, NAVIGATION, MOONROOF/SUNROOF, LEATHER, DEALER SERVICED, 2 SETS OF KEYS, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Black Leather, 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Trial, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, 8.4" Touchscreen Display, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Brake assist, Disassociated Touchscreen Display, Electronic Stability Control, Google Android Auto, GPS Antenna Input, GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Heated front seats, Integrated Center Stack Radio, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Quadra-Trac II 4WD System, Quick Order Package 2BH, Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav w/8.4" Display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, SiriusXM Travel Link, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB Host Flip. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat 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: $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
BLUETOOTH/ HANDS FREE CELL PHONE, BACK-UP CAMERA, 4X4, NAVIGATION, LEATHER, DEALER SERVICED, 2 SETS OF KEYS, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Velvet Red Pearlcoat, Black Leather, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, 506 Watt Amplifier, 8.4" Touchscreen Display, Active Noise Control System, Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop, Advanced Brake Assist, Apple CarPlay, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Auto High Beam Headlamp Control, Brake assist, Cargo Compartment Cover, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Electronic Stability Control, Full Speed FWD Collision Warn Plus, Heated front seats, Heated Second Row Seats, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Leather Trim Seats w/Perforated Inserts, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, LED Daytime Running Headlamps, Luxury Group II, Parallel & Perp Park Assist w/Stop, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Power Tilt/Telescope Steering Column, Premium Alpine Speaker System, Premium Lighting Group, Protech II, Quadra-Trac II 4WD System, Quick Order Package 2BH, Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Ventilated Front Seats. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Velvet Red Pearlcoat 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: $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
BLUETOOTH/ HANDS FREE CELL PHONE, BACK-UP CAMERA, 4X4, NAVIGATION, MOONROOF/SUNROOF, LEATHER, DEALER SERVICED, 2 SETS OF KEYS, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Black Leather, 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Trial, 3.45 Rear Axle Ratio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, 506 Watt Amplifier, 8.4" Touchscreen Display, Active Noise Control System, Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop, Advanced Brake Assist, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Auto High Beam Headlamp Control, Brake assist, Cargo Compartment Cover, Disassociated Touchscreen Display, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Electronic Stability Control, Full Speed FWD Collision Warn Plus, Google Android Auto, GPS Antenna Input, GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Heated front seats, Heated Second Row Seats, Integrated Center Stack Radio, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Leather Trim Seats w/Perforated Inserts, LED Daytime Running Headlamps, Luxury Group II, Parallel & Perp Park Assist w/Stop, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Power Tilt/Telescope Steering Column, Premium Alpine Speaker System, Premium Lighting Group, Protech II, Quadra-Trac II 4WD System, Quick Order Package 2BH, Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav w/8.4" Display, Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, SiriusXM Travel Link, USB Host Flip, Ventilated Front Seats. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat 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: $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
BLUETOOTH/ HANDS FREE CELL PHONE, 4X4, NAVIGATION, LEATHER, DEALER SERVICED, 2 SETS OF KEYS, Grand Cherokee Limited X, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Bright White Clearcoat, Black w/Suede/Nappa Performance Seats or Laguna Leather Performance Seats, 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Trial, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, 8.4" Touchscreen Display, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Brake assist, Compass, Disassociated Touchscreen Display, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Google Android Auto, GPS Antenna Input, GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Integrated Center Stack Radio, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Low tire pressure warning, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Quadra-Trac II 4WD System, Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav w/8.4" Display, Remote keyless entry, Selec-Terrain System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, SiriusXM Travel Link, Traction control, USB Host Flip. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 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: $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 
REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY, BLUETOOTH/ HANDS FREE CELL PHONE, BACK-UP CAMERA, 4X4, NAVIGATION, MOONROOF/SUNROOF, LEATHER, DEALER SERVICED, 2 SETS OF KEYS, Grand Cherokee Limited X, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Black w/Suede/Nappa Performance Seats or Laguna Leather Performance Seats, 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Trial, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot, 8.4" Touchscreen Display, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Audio memory, Brake assist, Disassociated Touchscreen Display, Electronic Stability Control, Google Android Auto, GPS Antenna Input, GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Heated front seats, Integrated Center Stack Radio, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Quadra-Trac II 4WD System, Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav w/8.4" Display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, SiriusXM Travel Link, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB Host Flip. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4WD 8-Speed Automatic Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat 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: $2750 - 2020 National Retail Consumer Cash 20CL1. Exp. 09/30/2020
  • 0% APR for 72 MOS. Plus 90 Days No Payments

    Financing offers are not compatible with the internet price or any factory rebates. This program offers APR financing applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 or B) of eligible vehicles. APR financing must go through Chrysler Capital. For the 72 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Customers who are considered Tier 3 will have an increase of 0.9 for 0% offers and 1 pt for all other APR offers. Customers who are considered Tier 4 will have an increase of 1.9 for 0% and 2 pts for all other APR offers. Fleet Commercial Non-VIP and VIP customers are eligible to receive the retail consumer and dealer cash incentives if the purchased or leased vehicle is from a dealer’s retail ordered stock. These must be reported as Type of Sale B and Fleet incentives cannot be claimed. This program is not compatible with most incentive programs including but not limited to: Consumer Cash Allowance, Combo Cash and Combo APR, Bonus Cash programs, affinity programs. This program is compatible with Employee Purchase, CDI, Dealership Rewards and Affiliate program.
    For the 84 Month Term: Customers must be considered 1/2 Tier. Qualifying Tier 1 & 2 customers, see CCAP 84 month program details.

 

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Disclaimer:

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.