Compare 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Ford Explorer
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4x2 Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Altitude 19 26 $31,230 $31,395
4x2 Laredo 19 26 $31,230 $31,395
4x2 Laredo E 19 26 $31,230 $31,395
4x2 Upland 19 26 $31,230 $31,395
4x4 Altitude 18 25 $33,509 $33,695
4x4 Laredo 18 25 $33,509 $33,695
4x4 Laredo E 18 25 $33,509 $33,695
4x4 Upland 18 25 $33,509 $33,695
4x2 Limited 19 26 $37,359 $38,645
4x2 Limited X 19 26 $37,359 $38,645
4x4 Limited 18 25 $39,314 $40,645
4x4 Limited X 18 25 $39,314 $40,645
4x4 Trailhawk 18 25 $42,197 $43,745
4x2 High Altitude 19 26 $43,683 $45,445
4x2 Overland 19 26 $43,683 $45,445
4x4 High Altitude 18 25 $46,568 $48,445
4x4 Overland 18 25 $46,568 $48,445
4x2 Summit 19 26 $48,984 $51,145
4x4 Summit 18 25 $51,869 $54,145
4x4 SRT N/A N/A $65,097 $67,845
4x4 Trackhawk 11 17 $82,123 $86,350
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base N/A N/A $31,233 $32,365
FWD XLT N/A N/A $32,852 $34,400
4WD Base N/A N/A $33,306 $34,515
4WD XLT N/A N/A $34,906 $36,550
FWD Limited N/A N/A $40,841 $42,765
4WD Limited N/A N/A $42,893 $44,915
4WD Sport N/A N/A $44,527 $46,625
4WD Platinum N/A N/A $51,728 $54,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,230
$31,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,395
$32,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$523 / month
$539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package. The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg -
Highway
26 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 61
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 151.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 80.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TLP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4443
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERC 998
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6400 288 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFT 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 -
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