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  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Shop Jeep Grand Cherokee Models

Looking for a new rugged midsize SUV to power your next adventure? If you’re like many other shoppers in Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, you’re probably considering the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer.

These vehicles have many similarities—so how do you decide which will meet your needs best? By reading this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer car comparison, you’ll have some idea how these SUVs stack up against each other in several ways. If you want to learn more, reach out to us at Rockwall CDJR!

Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance

2020 Grand Cherokee vs Explorer: Performance Specs

Let’s start with the basics: What do these two vehicles have happening under the hood? You have much more power to work with when you go with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When equipped with the available supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, you’ll get a whopping 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

With the Ford Explorer, you’ll get three different engine options, none of which are a V8 engine. The most power you’ll get with this model is 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, which is just a fraction of what the Grand Cherokee offers.

The three V8 engines in the Grand Cherokee can all tow up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.1 You can tow a larger boat than you’d be able to handle with the Explorer, whose most powerful V6 maxes out at 5,600 pounds of trailering capacity.

Impressive Off-Roading Capabilities

If you’re planning on using your Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ford Explorer on the trails, you’ll appreciate that each offers available 4-wheel drive (4WD). By sending power to all four wheels, the drivetrains in these two vehicles will help you retain traction in low-grip environments.

Each vehicle offers drive modes to help you conquer various types of terrain, from sand to gravel and mud. In the Ford SUV, it’s the Terrain Management System™, and in the Jeep SUV, it’s the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System.

As a Jeep, the Grand Cherokee goes above and beyond in ways that the Explorer simply can’t. In the Trailhawk trim, a Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension System provides height control and gives the vehicle a ground clearance of 10.8 inches, which enables you to take on any kind of terrain.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine

State-of-the-Art SUV Technology Features

Your next adventure wouldn’t be the same without quality entertainment. The standard Ford SYNC® and Jeep Uconnect® systems deliver with BluetoothÒ wireless technology. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what these systems can do.

You’ll also get smartphone app integration thanks to Apple CarPlayÒ and Android AutoÔ, which makes your favorite apps accessible right on the infotainment screen. Additionally, you’ll get turn-by-turn navigation to all of your destinations.

Both models also offer Wi-FiÒ hotspots and Amazon Alexa integration so you can stay connected no matter where your next adventure takes you.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: The Verdict

As you can see from our 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison, these are two very capable midsize SUVs. They both perform well on- and off-road, but if you need a ride that can handle the heavy-duty stuff, the Grand Cherokee rises above.

Only you can say for sure which is better for your daily drives in Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie. So, set up a test drive at Rockwall CDJR and see if you like how the Grand Cherokee handles!

1 When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

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970 E Interstate 30 • Rockwall, TX 75087

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