Two of the most popular midsize SUVs on the road, the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, are both capable options. But which best fits into your on-the-go lifestyle? To help you learn more about these dynamic vehicles, Blue Springs Ford has prepared the following 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV comparison.

In this head-to-head guide, we'll compare the 2019 Ford Explorer Sport, starting at $46,625 MSRP, and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X, starting at $44,095 MSRP. To get in touch with the team at our dealership in Blue Springs, MO, call us at (877) 217-1150 or use our contact form.

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee
Engine & Towing

Ready for any adventure, the Explorer and Grand Cherokee are powered by expertly crafted engine configurations. Along with a 5,000 lb. towing capacity, the Explorer's EcoBoost® V6 offers much higher horsepower and torque outputs than the 3.6L V6 that's paired with the Grand Cherokee. Specs for both engines are as follows:

Ford Explorer


3.5L EcoBoost® V6


2019 Ford Explorer - Ruby Red

365 HP
350 lb.-ft.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Limited X

3.6L V6


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X - Velvet Red

295 HP
260 lb.-ft.

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee
Interior Design & Cargo Space

Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the numerous appointments found inside the Explorer and Grand Cherokee. Both family SUVs are upgraded with heated front seats, a remote start system, and much more. The Explorer allows for more cargo space, with 81.7 cu.-ft. compared to the Jeep SUV's 68.3 cu.-ft. Additionally, the Explorer includes interior features that are absent from comparable Grand Cherokee models, including:

  • Heated second-row seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • 12-speaker Sony® audio system
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
2019 Ford Explorer interior seating side view

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

In addition to their impressive performance, these family SUVs are equipped with a number of key safety technologies. While both the Explorer and Grand Cherokee offer blind spot monitors and rear view cameras, you can only take advantage of the following features behind the wheel of the 2019 Explorer:

  • Forward & reverse sensing system
  • Front 180-degree camera with split-view and washer

Ford Explorer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

You deserve to enjoy every moment behind the wheel. With a variety of tech upgrades, the Explorer and Grand Cherokee are prepared to keep you connected for the entire journey. However, the Ford SUV takes it to the next level thanks to several exclusive features. Those include:

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-in. LCD touchscreen
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Dual 4.2-in. configurable LCD screens

Test Drive 2019 Ford Explorer Models in Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs Ford has the 2019 Ford Explorer model you've been searching for! Take a look at our extensive Explorer inventory, and then set up a test drive appointment at our Blue Springs, MO dealership through our online form. To speak with a Blue Springs Ford team member directly, please call (877) 217-1150.

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