2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer at Ed Voyles CDJR in Marietta, GA
When it comes to finding the best mid-size SUVs, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2019 Ford Explorer are at the top of the class. Both vehicles boast decades upon decades of reliable history and the modern features you’ve come to expect. However, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee outshines the Ford Explorer in more ways than one.
Let’s take a closer look at the head-to-head comparison between the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2019 Ford Explorer. If you have any questions or would like to get an up-close-and-personal look at the stunning new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, contact us by calling 855-433-6546 or by completing our online contact form.
Performance – 2019 Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Explorer
At a glance, both SUVs have similar standard 3.6L V6 engines, but don’t let looks deceive you. The 2019 Grand Cherokee outperforms the Explorer at virtually every turn:
The Grand Cherokee has more horsepower (295 HP vs. 290 HP) than the Explorer
The Grand Cherokee boasts more torque (260 lb.-ft. vs. 255 lb.-ft.) than the Explorer
The Grand Cherokee can tow more (6,200 lb. vs. 5,000 lb.) than the Ford Explorer
Even though the Jeep outperforms the Ford, you’ll still enjoy slightly better fuel economy as well. The Jeep Grand Cherokee will deliver 18/25 MPG (City/Highway), while the Ford Explorer lumbers behind at 17/24 MPG (City/Highway).
Even if you decide to get a different engine than the standard V6, you’ll notice that the Grand Cherokee has a larger variety of trims to choose from. Although both SUVs have excellent steering and performance on the road, it is easy to see the Grand Cherokee offers more standard performance.
Exterior Styling – 2019 Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Explorer
Both SUVs are characterized by dramatic lines, aerodynamic curves, and a sleek appearance. However, the Grand Cherokee boasts the stylish and legendary Jeep grill that exudes confidence. In addition to the grill, the Grand Cherokee has 20-inch, fully polished aluminum wheels that give it more flare than its Ford rival. Exterior styling inevitably comes down to driver preference, but we think the Grand Cherokee has a bolder aesthetic appeal that makes it stand out against all competing SUVs—not just the Ford Explorer.
Interior Design – 2019 Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Explorer
The new Ford Explorer offers wood trims around the wheel and dashboard that are attractive, but the Grand Cherokee’s luxurious black on black interior with liquid titanium finishes places this vehicle in a class of its own. Looking to go on a vacation with the family? Drivers who need more space in their vehicle will appreciate the larger cabin offered by the Grand Cherokee —even though both SUVs are roughly the same size.
Both vehicles have infotainment systems that are simple to use with respectable speakers and subwoofers installed. However, the Grand Cherokee features an interior with an elevated profile and technology the Ford Explorer doesn’t offer. Once you sta
rt using the Grand Cherokee’s Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and navigation system with 3D graphics, you may never want to drive without it again.
Contact Ed Voyles CDJR for the New 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee raises the bar in performance and luxury. The 2019 Ford Explore simply can’t compete.