2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

3.6L V6

Base Engine

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4
293 hp

Base Power

300 hp

Engine Options

707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque

If you’re shopping for a full-size SUV in the Birmingham area, of course you’re going to compare the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. Both models have been favorites among SUV drivers for a long time. If you’re wondering about the differences between Explorer vs. Grand Cherokee, compare them side-by-side with Brady Kilmury CDJR. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Engine Options

At the heart of a great SUV is a great engine, one that packs a lot of power while suiting your Hoover driving style. In choosing an Explorer or Grand Cherokee, Jeep gives you more engines to choose from: 

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine options

  • 3.6L V6 engine on the base model generates 293 hp
  • 5.7L Hemi V8 generates up to 360 hp
  • 6.4L SRT V8 generates up to 475 hp
  • Supercharged 6.2L V8 generates up to 707 hp

Ford Explorer Engine Options

  • 2.3L Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost® I-4 generates 300 hp.
  • 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 generates up to 400 hp, depending on trim level
  • 3.3L Hybrid with 318 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer — Trim Levels

In deciding between Explorer or Grand Cherokee, you also have more trim level options with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Take a look at each configuration and compare prices: 

Jeep Grand Cherokee Configurations

  • Laredo: Starting at $32,240 MSRP
  • Laredo E: Starting at $33,8965 MSRP
  • Upland: Starting at $36,190 MSRP
  • Altitude: Starting at $38,335 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $40,050 MSRP
  • Limited X: Starting at $45,145 MSRP 
  • Overland: Starting at $46,490 MSRP
  • High Altitude: Starting at $49,235 MSRP
  • Summit: Starting at $52,590 MSRP

These are just the Jeep Grand Cherokee trim levels available with the 4×2 drivetrain. There are a whopping 12 Jeep Cherokee trim levels available with 4×4 drivetrains, which off-road fans in Tuscaloosa will love. 

Ford Explorer Configurations

  • Explorer base: Starting at $32,765 MSRP
  • XLT: Starting at $36,675 MSRP
  • Limited: Starting at $48,130 MSRP
  • ST: Starting at $54,740 MSRP
  • Platinum: Starting at $58,250 MSRP

Buy Your Winner at Brady Kilmury CDJR!

When you decide the winner of Explorer or Grand Cherokee, apply for financing with Brady Kilmury CDJR. Our finance department is here to help with our car-buying tips. We are standing by to serve all of your automotive needs, work with us today!

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