2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer


3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost I-4

Engine Options

707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque

Max Performance

400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque
7,200 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,600 pounds

Spacious and capable, both the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2020 Ford Explorer can accommodate Overland Park-area families and adventurers alike. So which model is right for you? Given that there are 12 Grand Cherokee trim levels from which to choose and only 4 Explorer trims, you’re much more likely to find a Jeep model to meet your driving demands and budget. Get the full picture by comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, and then connect with us to schedule a test drive!

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Engine Offerings

Many Gardner-area drivers turn to Jeep SUVs for their compelling performance capabilities, and in this regard, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t disappoint. In fact, when deciding on either the Explorer or Grand Cherokee, you’ll be interested to know that the Ford model has only three engines in its lineup, whereas the Jeep SUV provides four distinct engine offerings. Check out each model’s performance specs below.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • 3.6L V6 Engine:293 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 Engine: 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 Engine: 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L HEMI V8 Engine: 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque

Ford Explorer

  • 2.3L EcoBoost I-4: 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoBoost V6: 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L Hybrid: 318 hp and 322 lb-ft of torque

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Towing Capacity

Whether you’re setting off on a family road trip outside of Springhill or venturing out on a camping trip with friends, the amount you can tow behind your SUV is crucial. Here, the Jeep Grand Cherokee again beats the Ford Explorer. The Grand Cherokee boasts a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, whereas the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds. This difference of 1,600 pounds will make a significant impact in terms of what you can hitch and haul with your SUV.

Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

It’s clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee provides the performance you want and need to get around Lenexa, and it certainly outperforms competitors like the Ford Explorer. Take a moment to see how the Grand Cherokee compares to other competing SUVs like the Dodge Durango, or to models in the Jeep family like the Jeep Cherokee. Ready to make this Jeep your own? Apply for financing online before you visit our dealership in Olathe!

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