Compare 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,751
$31,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,945
$32,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / 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 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.6
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 21
Brakes
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
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLP NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4443
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 175
Engine
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
295 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
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
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
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 8.8
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