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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Ford Explorer Comparison Image

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

Jeep Grand Cherokee


Ford Explorer
$32,045 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$32,765 MSRP
3.6L V6

Base Engine

Turbo 2.3L 4-cylinder

Gas Engine Options

707 hp

Maximum Horsepower

400 hp
7,200 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,600 pounds

Between the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, which offers the better experience for Gadsden drivers? The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a long-time favorite of adventure-seekers around Huntsville, and while the Ford Explorer has made serious improvements, it can’t compete with the power and capabilities of a classic Jeep. Take a look at the specs and see if an Explorer or Grand Cherokee is in your future:

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Engines

When you look through the powertrain options for both models, it’s clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has more to offer. Not only does it offer more engine choices compared to the Explorer, but it also offers a wider range of specs. You can enjoy the smooth efficiency of the standard V6 all the way up to the high-octane performance of the Hellcat V8!

2020 Ford Explorer Engines

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 — 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 — 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 — 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

  • 3.6L V6 — 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 — 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L V8 — 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L Hellcat V8 — 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Performance Features

The Jeep Cherokee towing capacity offers 1,600 extra pounds of heavy lifting, which is perfect for those outdoor adventures in Fort Payne. The Ford Explorer may be perfectly fine for most trips around town, but the Grand Cherokee offers some of the top off-roading features available like:

  • Quadra-Trac II active four-wheel-drive system
  • Hill-descent and hill-ascent control
  • Quadra-Lift Air suspension system
  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™
  • And more!

Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Technology

Finally, between the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, which has the better features? Both offer standard infotainment touchscreen systems, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and more. But upgrading to the Grand Cherokee Limited brings you features like:

  • 8.4-inch touch screen
  • Upgraded interface
  • Navigation system
  • 115-volt household-style power outlet

We think that the Jeep Grand Cherokee interior is hard to beat with its plush amenities, spacious design, and a wealth of high-tech features!

Test Drive a New Vehicle at CDJR of Albertville

Comparing the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, we think it’s clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a winner. If you still have questions or want to check out our used Jeep Grand Cherokee inventory, feel free to contact us at CDJR of Albertville for more information. Otherwise, stop by Albertville for a test drive!

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