2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4
293 hp

Base Power

300 hp

Engine Options

707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque

For busy families in Stockton, full-size SUVs are a great way to get passengers and all their gear to their destinations around the Tracy area. Those families definitely want to comparison shop to find the best SUV for their driving needs. In many cases, it boils down to: Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee. Find out which SUV is right for you and your family in the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison below!

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Engine Power

A full-size SUV needs a capable engine to power through Modesto traffic. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers four engine choices, while the Ford Explorer only offers three:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options 

Standard Engine

  • 3.6L V6 
  • 295 hp 
  • 260 lb-ft of torque

Next Upgrade

  • 5.7L V8 
  • 360 hp 
  • 390 lb-ft of torque

Performance Engine

  • 6.4L V8 
  • 475 hp
  • 470 lb-ft of torque

The Trackhawk®

  • Supercharged 6.2L V8 
  • 707 hp

Ford Explorer Engine Options

Standard Engine

  • 2.3L Turbocharged Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost® I-4 
  • 300 hp

Performance Upgrade

  • 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 
  • 400 hp


  • 3.3L Hybrid
  • 318 hp
  • 336 lb-ft of torque
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee off roading

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Drivetrain

Along with engine output, the Jeep Grand Cherokee tops the Ford Explorer when it comes to drivetrain power, with a selection of off-road options: 

  • Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System allows you to adjust how 4×4 power is distributed to the front and rear wheels. A turn of the knob customizes power distribution to fit Livermore road conditions. 
  • The Trail Rated® badge from Jeep means your SUV is designed to handle water fording and a host of rugged conditions with exceptional maneuverability, traction, articulation, and ground clearance. 
  • 4×4 Quadra-Drive® II system with Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential gives you all-weather capability that delivers traction in just about any condition.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Pricing & Choices

Along with more engine choices, when you’re looking at Explorer or Grand Cherokee you’ll find far more trim level and pricing options with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it easier to find a Grand Cherokee to suit your driving style. And you can do it with a lower price tag: starting at $32,240 MSRP, the Grand Cherokee is more affordable than the 2020 Ford Explorer with its starting MSRP of $36,675. 

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