Red 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Black 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer



Trim Levels

293 hp3.6L V6

Base Engine

300 hp 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4
19 mpg city/26mpg highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

27mpg city/29 mpg highway
707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque

For many years, Valparaiso area drivers have loved two full-size SUVs — the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer. Both have long histories of serving drivers who need rugged handling combined with family-friendly interiors. If you’re deciding between the Explorer or Grand Cherokee, take a look at how the 2020 models compare at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Configurations

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has always offered plenty of options to Portage drivers. You can expect updated options and features from our 2020 models. Below are the Grand Cherokee’s offerings with its 4×2 drivetrain. There are an additional 12 configurations available if you want a 4×4 model. The Ford Explorer offers five trim levels with a slightly higher MSRP.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Configurations

  • Laredo: Starting at $32,240 MSRP
  • Laredo E: Starting at $33,8965 MSRP
  • Upland: Starting at $36,190 MSRP
  • Altitude: Starting at $38,335 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $40,050 MSRP
  • Limited X: Starting at $45,145 MSRP
  • Overland: Starting at $46,490 MSRP
  • High Altitude: Starting at $49,235 MSRP
  • Summit: Starting at $52,590 MSRP

Ford Explorer Configurations

  • Explorer base: Starting at $32,765 MSRP
  • XLT: Starting at $36,675 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $48,130 MSRP
  • ST: Starting at $54,740 MSRP
  • Platinum: Starting at $58,250 MSRP

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Engines

Jeep offers one more engine option, and it’s a powerhouse that’s capable of a whopping 707 hp. The closest the Ford Explorer gets is 400 hp. High horsepower gives Michigan City drivers the versatility and capability to handle a host of towing and off-road activities.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine options

  • 3.6L V6 engine on the base model generates 293 hp
  • 5.7L Hemi V8 generates up to 360 hp
  • 6.4L SRT V8 generates up to 475 hp
  • Supercharged 6.2L V8 generates up to 707 hp

Ford Explorer Engine Options

  • 2.3L Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost® I-4 generates 300 hp.
  • 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 generates up to 400 hp, depending on trim level
  • 3.3L Hybrid with 318 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque

Get a Great Deal on a Jeep Grand Cherokee with Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Explorer or Grand Cherokee? If you choose the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll save money when you trade-in your car at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. And if you’re curious how other CDJR models compare to the Ford Explorer, take a look at our Dodge Durango vs. Ford Explorer matchup!


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