Compare 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Ford Explorer
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Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $31,989 $32,195
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $34,268 $34,495
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $44,427 $46,245
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $47,312 $49,245
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $31,989 $32,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $34,268 $34,495
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $31,989 $32,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $34,268 $34,495
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $38,103 $39,445
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $40,058 $41,445
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x2 19 26 $38,103 $39,445
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x4 18 25 $40,058 $41,445
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $44,427 $46,245
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $47,312 $49,245
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $65,833 $68,645
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $49,728 $51,945
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $52,613 $54,945
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $82,859 $87,150
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $42,941 $44,545
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x2 19 26 $31,989 $32,195
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $34,268 $34,495
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,989
$33,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,195
$34,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$537 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 61
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 151.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 43.8
Brakes
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)
13 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.9
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P245/60HR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4629
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERC 998-1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFT 44J
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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