Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer


Jeep Grand Cherokee Inventory

Driving an SUV in the Georgetown, Vernonburg, and Montgomery area is a pure treat. From zipping through city traffic to seamlessly transitioning to off-roading adventures, they prove to be as versatile as you are. But when it comes to choosing the right one, how do you know which model is right for you?

The team at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram South Savannah is here to help. We have taken two of the most popular SUVs on the market, the Grand Cherokee and the Explorer, and put them to the test. To find out which one comes out on top, continue to read this Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer head-to-head comparison.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance

2020 Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Explorer: Towing & Capability

SUVs pack a lot of punch under the hood, and it’s no different with the Grand Cherokee and Explorer. Each boasts a 3-engine lineup that offers you a variety of performances to choose from. However, when it comes to capability, there are some notable differences.

When properly equipped, the Ford Explorer has a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,600 pounds. This is great for taking a small boat for the weekend or packing home improvement tools on a compact trailer. On the other hand, the Jeep Grand Cherokee tops that with a max towing capability of an impressive 6,200 pounds when equipped with the proper configuration. Plus, it sports a 1,370-pound payload, so you can pack up the inside as well.

The Grand Cherokee also boasts the Trail Rated® badge, which proves its exceptional capability whether off-roading or when harsh weather hits. To earn this badge, the Grand Cherokee was assessed in five areas: Traction, Water Fording, Maneuverability, Articulation, and Ground Clearance. Though the Explorer does make available some off-roading features, it’s not as focused on this aspect of SUV driving as Jeep is.

Grand Cherokee vs Explorer: Exterior & Cargo Size

One of the most appealing aspects of SUVs is that they pack a lot of space inside while still being easy to maneuver. When we take a look at these models, one may have you wanting a little bit more flexibility.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is perfectly sized, allowing you to easily park and drive through congested traffic. Its length and width specs are smaller than its competitor, which might ultimately result in a less versatile drive with the Ford Explorer. Due to this, the Ford SUV may have you struggling to fit into parking spaces, and you may find it less easy to zip through city commuters.

                              Grand Cherokee              Explorer

Length                189.8 in.                             198.8 in.

Width                  76.5 in.                               89.3 in.

Additionally, cargo space inside each vehicle differs quite a lot, which is proven most when looking at standard cargo room. When all the seats are upright in the 2020 Grand Cherokee, you’ll have up to 36.3 cubic feet to fill. With all the seats upright on the 2020 Explorer, you only have 18.2 cubic feet.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: You Choose!

It’s clear that both vehicles will help you get to where you’re going in Georgetown, Vernonburg, and Montgomery. However, at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram South Savannah, we think the exceptional capability, towing capacity, and size of the Grand Cherokee is great for our customers. To see for yourself, schedule a test drive at our dealership today!

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