Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Models for Sale

Here at Wilsonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’re highly committed to helping the drivers around Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland find the vehicles that are best for their lifestyles. That’s why we’ve created this Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison. Check out this article, and feel free to contact us as soon as you’ve got any questions. We’ll also set you up with a test drive at your convenience.

Engine Power: Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer


Jeep Grand Cherokee EngineThe 2019 Grand Cherokee offers two engines, depending on your driving needs. Take a look here.

  • Supercharged 6.2L V8 Engine: 707 horsepower, 645 lb-ft of torque, 7,200-pound towing capacity
  • 6.4L Engine: 475 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, Quadra-Trac® Active On-Demand 4×4 System

On the other hand, the Ford Explorer’s engine options don’t feature as many cylinders as the ones mentioned above, nor do they offer as many liters of displacement. The Ford Explorer’s maximum towing capacity is also only 5,600 pounds, which is a full 1,600 pounds less than the Jeep’s 7,200-pound capacity.

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Interior: Passenger and Cargo Dimensions

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The Grand Cherokee is also famous for being quite spacious on the inside. For example, front passengers will enjoy 39.9 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom, while rear passengers will enjoy 39.2 inches of headroom and 38.6 inches of legroom. In comparison, with the Ford Explorer’s moonroof in place (which comes standard on its Platinum trim level), the front-row passengers will only have 38.9 inches of available headroom, while the second-row passengers will only have 38.2 inches of headroom.

Furthermore, when it comes to cargo space, the Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you 36.3 cubic feet behind the second row of seats; or, drop that second row and enjoy 68.3 cubic feet behind the first row. But the Ford Explorer’s comparable cargo capacities are merely 18.2 cubic feet and 47.9 cubic feet, respectively.

State-of-the-Art Responsive Safety Technologies

Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety Technology Last, but certainly not least, let’s talk about safety. More specifically, let’s talk about safety in Jeep’s SUV:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

And that’s just the beginning of the list of active, driver-assistive features that will help to keep you, your family, and your friends safe while you’re in the Grand Cherokee. Fortunately, the Ford Explorer also has a couple of comparable Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety Features safety technologies centered on accident detection, prevention, and response:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)

Then, once you consider the fact that there are additional optional features available with Ford Co-Pilot360™, you’ll see that Jeep and Ford are actually pretty even when it comes to safety tech.

Take a Test Drive at Wilsonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

While the Ford Explorer is a great vehicle, it seems like the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes out on top!

Regardless of where you live in Oregon, whether its Portland, Woodburn, Wilsonville, or any of the surrounding communities, our Wilsonville CDJR team is here for you. We’d love to help you experience the Jeep Grand Cherokee for yourself. All you have to do is get in touch with us today. Call us on the phone, text us from our website, connect with us on social media, or stop on by in person.