2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

Austin-area drivers seeking an advanced SUV capable of combining comfort, convenience, and capability for the whole family are likely to end up comparing Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. Both have been a trusted model among American drivers for decades, so it can naturally be a little tricky to choose between them.

If you’re having trouble, simply read on to compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee against the Ford Explorer with help from the Austin team.

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Performance Specs

You’ll quickly notice that both models offer advanced performance and capability when you compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee against the Ford Explorer. However, look a little closer and you’ll notice that only the Jeep carries a Trail Rated® badge. That coveted distinction testifies to its guaranteed off-road capability—you’ll be able to ford up to 20 inches of water and enjoy flawless traction across snow, sand, mud, gravel, and other adverse surfaces.

The Jeep also offers a range of engine options, culminating in the mighty Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® ‘s 707-hp Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. Combined with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, it helps you travel where others fear to tread.

The Ford Explorer offers four-wheel drive system with its Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, plus:

  • Hill Descent Control ™
  • 180-degree camera with split-view and washer
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™
  • LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams

Unfortunately, the Ford Explorer’s 365-hp 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost® V6 can’t hope to match the top-level Jeep Grand Cherokee. When you compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the Ford Explorer, it’s obvious the Ford is hopelessly underpowered.

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Interior Features

Both models can offer premium interior features for trips between Round Rock and Cedar Park, including:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Available premium sound systems.

But there is a clear difference between their two infotainment systems. While the Ford Explorer uses SYNC® technology, the experts at our dealership vastly prefer the Uconnect® infotainment system’s user-friendly interface within the Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can learn more about Grand Cherokee interior features by visiting our showroom.

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