2020 black Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 red ford explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer
$32,045 - $86,900

Starting MSRP range

$32,765 - $58,250
3.6L V6

Base Engine

Turbo 2.3L 4-cylinder
6.2L Hellcat V8

Top Engine

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

Gas Engine Options

293 - 707 hp


300 - 400 hp
7,200 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

5,600 lbs

With so many SUVs saturating the market, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the 2020 Ford Explorer is a match up Corpus Christi drivers should consider. Choosing between the Explorer or Grand Cherokee is a decision we at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass thought we’d make easier with this comparison guide. Which option will win the coveted spot in your driveway, Explorer or Grand Cherokee? Read on below to discover which model suits you best!

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Engines

Whether you’re heading to a job site or commuting in Kingsville, does the Explorer or Grand Cherokee offer more versatility? The power difference between the two SUVs is apparent once you look over both models’ engine options. With a V6 engine in the base model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can handle any tough job.

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

As the pinnacle of the Grand Cherokee trim levels, the Trackhawk includes a supercharged Hellcat engine for muscle-car track performance in a rugged SUV. Check out the powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity and other performance features in more detail with Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Off-Road Features

For Port Lavaca drivers needing the utmost in towing capacity, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee features Quadra-Trac II® active four-wheel-drive system, hill-descent and hill-ascent control, and the Quadra-Lift Air suspension system. For the more casual off-roader, the 2020 Ford Explorer has the Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™; however, more thrill-seeking drivers would be better suited with the Grand Cherokee’s advanced options.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Technology Features

The base-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo includes 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and six speakers. At the next trim level, Grand Cherokee Limited, with a starting MSRP of $39,855, steps up the technology features with the premium UVO system:

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

The base trim level of the Ford Explorer SYNC 3 infotainment system supplies an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, two front-row USB ports, two second-row USB ports, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Starting at MSRP $48,130, the Limited trim offers:

  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Household-style power outlet
  • Wireless device charging

Test Drive the 2020 Grand Cherokee in Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass!

Contact us to schedule a test drive today and experience the Jeep Grand Cherokee! If you’re ready to start browsing, check out our other Grand Cherokee comparison pages, or look through our used and new Jeep Grand Cherokee inventory!

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