2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer
Posted on August 6, 2020
With so many to choose from, finding the right SUV can be quite a challenge these days. As the leading Jeep dealer in Thornhill, ON, North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge is here to help our loyal customers cut through all the clutter. We often do this by comparing our selection of Jeep SUVs with those of the competition. This time around we thought we'd contrast the award-winning 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 2019 Ford Explorer.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
There are tons of reasons why the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever. One of the major ones is Jeep's commitment to never standing still. This can be seen in the extensively upgraded 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, which has a starting price of $38,499. Depending on which of the eleven trim levels you choose from, your SUV is powered by a number of impressive engines including the 6.4-litre V8 MDS engine that kicks out 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque and the 6.2-litre Supercharged V8 engine blasts out an astounding 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Other available performance benefits include best-in-class towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, 20-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels, Brembo high-performance brakes, competition suspension, Quadra-Trac SRT active on-demand 4x4 system, Selec-Track Traction Control System. Despite all this performance, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is also quite economical thanks to a surprisingly low 9.6 L/100km in fuel economy.
As with all the Jeep SUVs available at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is exceptionally safe thanks to features like available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. It's important to note that all trims get standard Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection. To keep everyone entertained, comfortable, and connected, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be equipped with:
- Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen
- 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and navigation system with bonded glass, higher resolution, and pinch-and-zoom capability
- Harman/Kardon 19-speaker audio system
- Leather-faced seating
- Heated front seats
2019 Ford Explorer
Right away, one immediate drawback for the 2019 Ford Explorer SUV is its lack of versatility. This SUV, which has a starting price just about $43,000, only comes four trim levels and two engines, including the 2.3-liter EcoBoost that puts out 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford Explorer also falls short with 5,000 pounds in maximum towing and 18-inch Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels. As far as safety and technology, the 2019 Ford Explorer comes with a Safety Canopy System, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, SYNC3, Air Filtration system, reverse sensing system, and SiriusXM radio.
Making Your Choice
While both of these SUVs are quite popular, there is little question that the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee outdoes the 2019 Ford Explorer in some key areas including trim choices, price, power, towing, and available technology. If you want to experience the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, now is the perfect time. Just contact or drop by North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Thornhill, ON and take the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a test-drive. We can't wait to see you!