2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer | 3-Row SUVs
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer SUV

2019 Ford Explorer

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer


If you find yourself searching for a powerful, roomy vehicle for your adventurous family to enjoy, you have two good options in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Ford Explorer. See how they stack up side-by-side and, if you want to make your own in-person comparison, visit a Minneapolis-area Cornerstone Group showroom and learn about the benefits of buying your next vehicle from our new or used inventory.

Towing Capabilities

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer offer more than enough power to get you and your gear to Monticello and back with gusto, but the specifics vary slightly between the two:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Grand Cherokee’s standard towing capacity is up to 6,200 pounds with maximum towing topping out at 7,400 pounds.
  • Ford Explorer: The Explorer’s standard towing starts at 2,000 pounds with maximum towing capacity coming in at 5,000 pounds.

Engine Specs

Drivers can choose from multiple engines to power their SUVs, but again, specs vary:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Jeep drivers have four options, including the 3.6L Pentastar V6 powerplant capable of 295-hp and 26 mpg/highway fuel efficiency of torque, or the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine that generates as much as 707-hp and 645 lb.-ft. of peak torque making it a powerful option for Ramsey outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Ford Explorer: Ford offers three engines for the Explorer, including a 2.3L I-4 powerplant that produces 280-hp and as much as 27 mpg/highway, perfect for Anoka commuters, as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 capable of generating 365-hp and 350 lb.-ft. of peak torque.

Cargo Space

Loading up and heading out in your SUV is a snap in all our new and Certified Pre-owned Jeep and the Ford SUVs thanks to their spacious interiors:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Jeep has seating for five with 36.3 cubic feet of standard cargo space expandable to up to 68.3 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
  • Ford Explorer: The Ford offers seating for as many as seven with 21 cubic feet of standard and as much as 80.7 cubic feet of standard cargo space.

Safety Features

Both the Jeep and the Ford offers a long list of standard safety equipment, including:

  • Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Rearview Cameras
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Plastic Fuel Tanks
  • Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts
  • Tractions Control
  • Electronic Stability Control

Both vehicles received above average safety ratings from both the IIHS and NHTSA.

Prices and Configurations

Both SUVs offer plenty of trims to choose from, making it easy for shoppers to find just the right SUV for their needs:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Offers 11 trim options including the Laredo which has a base price of $30,895.
  • Ford Explorer: Ford Explorer shoppers can choose from five trim levels starting at $32,365.

Learn More About both of These 3-Row SUVs

To learn more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Ford Explorer, stop by your local Cornerstone Group showroom to learn about the many lease and purchase options available on our large inventory of new and used SUVs.

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