2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

VS
2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee

vs.

Ford Explorer
Starting price of $32,045

Starting MSRP

Starting price of $36,675
Four Available Jeep® 4x4 systems

Drivetrain

Available Ford Intelligent 4WD
6.2L Hellcat V8

Max Engine

3.0L EcoBoost® V6
707 hp

Max Horsepower

400 hp

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer


It’s not unusual for midsize SUVs to be one-trick ponies, which is why the versatile Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are favorites among Conway drivers. While both are compelling options, only the Grand Cherokee excels when it comes to performance, efficiency, and interior features at the base trim level. Plus, the Grand Cherokee obliterates the competition with its highest configuration. In this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison, we’ll detail the differences so you can choose your next midsize SUV with confidence.

Engine Specs for the Grand Cherokee and Explorer

At a glance, the Ford Explorer and Grand Cherokee seem comparable when it comes to competent horsepower and available four-wheel drive. A closer look reveals that the Grand Cherokee offers more options.

2020 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4
    • 300 hp
    • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 
    • 400 hp
    • 415 lb-ft of torque

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs

  • 3.6L V6
    • 295 hp
    • 260 lb-ft of torque 
  • 5.7L Hemi V8
    • 360 hp
    • 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L V8
    • 475 hp
    • 470 pound-feet of torque

There’s also the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which truly has no comparison in the SUV world.The Trackhawk is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 and outputs 707 horsepower and 645 lb-of torque.

Off-Road Features of the Grand Cherokee and Explorer

With its Trail Rated® badge, only the Jeep Grand Cherokee can handle the off-road challenges North Myrtle Beach drivers will throw at it. Built with off-roading in mind, the Grand Cherokee can ford up to 20 inches of water in case you need to cross streams or creeks, and comes with off-roading suspension features, like the self-leveling Quadra-Lift air suspension.

The 2020 Ford Explorer’s Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ includes features like Hill Descent Control™ and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™. Still, with available Jeep features like the Quadra-Trac II low-range gearing, electronic rear differential, adjustable air suspension, and underbody skid plates, not to mention a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, the Grand Cherokee is the off-road king.

Interior Features

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee both come with fantastic infotainment systems, but the Jeep Uconnect® system offers more than the Ford SYNC® system out of the gate. With a standard Uconnect® 4 7-inch touchscreen on the Grand Cherokee Laredo base trim level, which is equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ functionality, you’ll feel completely connected to your smart devices and the outside work.

FordPass™ gives Surfside Beach drivers the ability to connect to the world wide web with a Wi-Fi Hotspot, and SYNC® 3 does offer smartphone connectivity. But Ford requires drivers to upgrade to higher priced packages for more high-tech features.

Learn More at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep

If you’re looking for a new Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale in Myrtle Beach, you’ll be blown away by the huge selection of Jeep vehicles at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep! Find out more about the Grand Cherokee by comparing it to the Cherokee, then schedule a test drive!

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