2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer

White 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and red 2019 Ford Explorer

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most-awarded SUVs on the market for a reason – it effortlessly combines convenience, comfort, and functionality into one. With its stunning exterior paired with its detailed interior, the Grand Cherokee truly is the whole package.

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Fury Motors Stillwater wears a starting price tag of $31,695 for its 12 elite trims - Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk®, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT®, Trackhawk®. Whether you are looking for a full-package Trackhawk® or prefer the base Laredo, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to the Grand Cherokee. Are you wondering just how well this vehicle performs? Continue reading this 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer comparison to see why this Jeep is one of the most-awarded SUVs on the road.

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer
3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT engine Standard Engine 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine
8-speed automatic transmission Standard Transmission 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
Uconnect® 4 with 7-inch display Infotainment Center 4.2-inch touchscreen display
6,200 - 7,200 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds

What are the differences between the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Ford Explorer?

Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Grand Cherokee puts out 295 horsepower and 260 pounds-foot of torque. Drivers have the option of upgrading their engine to the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, 5.7-liter V8, 6.4-liter V8 (SRT), or to the Trackhawk®-exclusive 6.2-liter supercharged V8. With the 2019 Grand Cherokee drivers are able to tow a maximum of 6,200-7,200 pounds depending on engine and trim. The competing 2019 Ford Explorer is powered by a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine paired with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that achieves 290 horsepower and 255 pounds-foot of torque.

Inside the cabin of the Grand Cherokee sits a 7-inch infotainment display with Uconnect® 4 technology. Drivers can connect their smartphones to their Jeep with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ to send and receive text messages, make phone calls, view navigation, listen to music, and more. The 2019 Ford Explorer’s infotainment center features a 4.2-inch touch screen display with Ford’s voice-activated SYNC® 3 technology. Drivers are able to access select smartphone features through the infotainment center when their phone is connected.


Silver 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Dashboard and interior of 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Seating in 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
White 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee



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