2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer
The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are among the first and best examples of the crossover SUV class the automotive industry has to offer. Both vehicles have developed strong followings and have been competitors in this increasingly competitive segment. For the current model year, the comparison between the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer will certainly be very close, but the Jeep vehicle should have enough differences with its Ford competitor to put it at the top of most buyers’ must-see lists. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available at the Billion Auto Group showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive with it and one of our product experts today by calling, 406-219-0108.
Since the Grand Cherokee and Explorer have been available for so long, there is bound to be a bit of overlap in the features both crossover SUVs have to offer. Both vehicles rank among the most well-equipped vehicles in this class, but those who visit the Billion Auto Group showroom to view the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will notice one important difference with the Explorer. Jeep has equipped all seven trim grades with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. Eventual owners of the current version of the Grand Cherokee will be able to pair their Android- and Apple-based smartphones to the vehicle to use most of their favorite apps. Ford Explorer buyers will need to move into upper trims before the same capability is available.
2019 Grand Cherokee
2019 Ford Explorer
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|Eight-speed auto.||Transmission||Six-speed auto.|
|6,200 lbs.||Max. Towing||5,000 lbs.|
Jeep and Ford have outfitted their vehicles with a wide range of powertrain options. The base level of the 2019 Grand Cherokee employs a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This outpaces the entry level Explorer’s V-6 engine that has horsepower and torque figures which are noticeably lower than what the Jeep Grand Cherokee makes standard. Billion Auto Group customers may also be able to find a version of the Grand Cherokee with a turbocharged diesel engine, an option not available with the 2019 Ford Explorer.
At the top of the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup that can be available at Billion Auto Group is the Trackhawk version of the vehicle. It uses a supercharged, 6.4-liter, V-8 engine mated to a specialized all-wheel-drive system that will help control its 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.