2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer Differences in Glendale Heights, IL

Tackle any terrain behind the wheel of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2019 Ford Explorer. Both of these midsize SUVs offer comfort and capability, but which model is better suited to your unique needs? The experts at DuPage CDJR in Glendale Heights, IL, created this SUV comparison to help you decide.

Already have your heart set on the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Check out the inventory at our Jeep dealership, then schedule a test drive and match your favorite trim with one of our incentives. If you have any questions about the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee versus the 2019 Ford Explorer, please contact the DuPage CDJR team at (630) 984-1559 or fill out our online form.

For the purposes of this comparison, we'll be taking a look at the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, starting at $38,140 MSRP, and the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT, starting at $34,400 MSRP.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford ExplorerPerformance

From dirt roads to concrete, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2019 Ford Explorer can handle it all. While both midsize SUVs have hill start assist, only the 2019 Grand Cherokee is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, stop/start system, and eco/sport modes. View each model's engine specifications below to find the performance you demand.

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3.6L V6


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude - Velvet Red
295 HP
260 lb.-ft.
6,200 lbs.
MPG (city)
MPG (hwy)



3.5L V6


2019 Ford Explorer XLT - Ruby Red
290 HP
255 lb.-ft.
5,000 lbs.
MPG (city)
MPG (hwy)

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford ExplorerInterior

Treat your senses with the refined cabins of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and new Ford Explorer. Featuring premium considerations like a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, deep tint sunscreen glass, leather-wrapped shift knob, and steering wheel-mounted controls, these SUVs are sure to please. Indulge further with the following interior amenities only found on the Grand Cherokee:

Interior Features

  • 8-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Black leather seats with suede inserts
  • Cargo tie-down loops
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Interior LED lamps
  • Luxury front and rear floor mats

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford ExplorerTechnology

Stay in the know when you drive the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2019 Ford Explorer. Each of these SUVs provides high-tech features such as Bluetooth®, push-button start, and a media hub to keep you connected when it matters most. Additional tech features included on the new Grand Cherokee are as follows:

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Technology Features

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
  • GPS navigation
  • HD Radio
  • Keyless Enter 'n Go
  • Power liftgate
  • Remote start system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Guardian, Traffic Plus, and Travel Link Services
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • Universal garage-door opener

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford ExplorerSafety

Put safety first when you choose the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee or all-new Ford Explorer. Both midsize SUVs include a host of integrated safety features like advanced airbags and trailer sway damping. Explore some of the key safety features only offered on the Grand Cherokee:

Safety Features

  • Blind spot and cross-path detection
  • ParkSense® rear park-assist with stop
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • Premium fog lamps
  • Rain brake support
  • Ready Alert Braking
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior driving in woods

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