Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
FWD XLT 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
4WD Base 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
4WD XLT 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
FWD Limited 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
4WD Limited 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
4WD Sport 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
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4x2 Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Altitude 19 26 $31,751 $31,945
4x2 Laredo 19 26 $31,751 $31,945
4x2 Laredo E 19 26 $31,751 $31,945
4x2 Upland 19 26 $31,751 $31,945
4x4 Altitude 18 25 $34,030 $34,245
4x4 Laredo 18 25 $34,030 $34,245
4x4 Laredo E 18 25 $34,030 $34,245
4x4 Upland 18 25 $34,030 $34,245
4x2 Limited 19 26 $37,872 $39,195
4x2 Limited X 19 26 $37,872 $39,195
4x4 Limited 18 25 $39,827 $41,195
4x4 Limited X 18 25 $39,827 $41,195
4x4 Trailhawk 18 25 $42,710 $44,295
4x2 High Altitude 19 26 $44,196 $45,995
4x2 Overland 19 26 $44,196 $45,995
4x4 High Altitude 18 25 $47,081 $48,995
4x4 Overland 18 25 $47,081 $48,995
4x2 Summit 19 26 $49,497 $51,695
4x4 Summit 18 25 $52,382 $54,695
4x4 SRT 13 19 $65,604 $68,395
4x4 Trackhawk 11 17 $82,628 $86,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
$31,751
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,365
$31,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
32 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 105.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TLP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TLP
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4513
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 160
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 260 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERC
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 293 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
44J DFT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.4
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