Trying to decide between the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee for your next SUV? You've come to the right place! On this page, we at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester will show you how these two models compare when it comes to performance, space, comfort, and technology.

Using this comparison, shoppers in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern will be able to choose the SUV that's the best fit for them. Let's get started by taking a look under the front hoods of the Explorer and the Grand Cherokee to see what makes these models move!

Explorer vs Grand Cherokee: Performance

The 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee offer a lineup of powerful 4-cylinder, V6, and turbocharged engines. Standardly, both models put out just under 300 horsepower and around 255 lb-ft of torque.

The powertrains of the Explorer and the Grand Cherokee can be paired with intuitive available 4x4 drive systems. With these drivetrains, you'll be able to take on any kind of adventure in either model.

One added bonus that you'll get to enjoy in the Explorer, though, is the efficiency this model has to offer. When equipped with its available 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, the Explorer achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 19 city / 27 highway MPG.1 Unfortunately, the Grand Cherokee doesn't offer EcoBoost® technology, so your fuel economy will suffer a bit as a result.

Explorer vs Grand Cherokee: Space & Comfort

While the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee are both SUVs, the Explorer goes far beyond the call of duty. Even with an extra third row of seats in the back, the Explorer still offers more wiggle room for front- and second-row passengers than the Grand Cherokee with these dimensions:


Grand Cherokee

Front / Rear Headroom

41.4 / 40.6 inches

39.9 / 39.2 inches

Front / Rear Hip Room

57.3 / 56.8 inches

57.0 / 56.2 inches

Front / Rear Legroom

42.9 / 39.5 inches

40.3 / 38.6 inches

Front / Rear Shoulder Room

61.5 / 61.0 inches

58.7 / 58.0 inches

Maximum Cargo Space

80.7 cubic feet

68.3 cubic feet

Explorer vs Grand Cherokee: Technology

With the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll find a plethora of advanced technology features to choose from. Inside, both models offer up touchscreen infotainment systems, Bluetooth® connectability, and smartphone integration. On the outside of either model, you'll also find a hands-free power liftgate that opens with the swipe of your foot under the rear bumper.

The Explorer takes convenience and entertainment a step further, though, with these extra features:

  • Ford+Alexa integration
  • FordPass™ Connect with Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • 180-degree camera
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Which One?

As you can see, the 2019 Ford Explorer comes out on top in every category. Now that you have a better idea of what this model can do for you, it's time to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Shoppers in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern can schedule a test drive in the Explorer today by giving us a call at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester!

1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

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