2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer
Have you been looking for a new SUV in Somerset, New Bedford, or Fall River? If so, you’re probably looking for one that has all-weather and all-terrain capability for your next adventure and the style you need for a night out on the town.
To help ensure that you choose the right SUV for you, our team here at Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has created this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison. You’ll learn more about both models, so you can make an educated decision.
Power and Capability
If you’re in need of a powerful SUV, you’ll want to go with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its most powerful engine is the available Supercharged 6.2L V8 that cranks out 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. It outperforms the available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine of the Ford Explorer. While it’s the most powerful Explorer, it maxes out at just 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.
When the journey leads you to off-road trails, you’ll need an SUV that’s equipped with an advanced 4-wheel drive system. The Ford Explorer offers an available Intelligent 4WD system to optimize traction, but the Grand Cherokee has several available 4WD systems. The Quadra-Trac 1® 4×4 system is fully automatic and can adjust traction as needed with no driver interaction needed.
You’ll be able to start your journey off comfortably in either the 2020 Grand Cherokee or the Explorer. They both offer a Remote Start feature, so you can set the climate controls and warm up the available heated front seats ahead of time. Plus, available leather-trimmed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheels and shift knobs add a premium feel to both SUVs.
In these SUVs, you’ll get the chance to connect to all the music you love. The Grand Cherokee interior comes with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Meanwhile, the Explorer offers the SYNC® 3 system.
When your favorite tune comes on, however, the available 19-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System in the Jeep Grand Cherokee will give you more listening pleasure than the 14-speaker system available in the Explorer.
Innovative Safety Features
Both SUVs come outfitted with a variety of safety and driver-assistive features. The question is: Which one offers more peace of mind?
The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Path Detection, so you’ll have more confidence whether you’re cruising down the highway or backing out of a tight parking space. The Explorer comes with a similar feature known as BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert.
Finally, both vehicles offer an available Adaptive Cruise Control system that monitors the flow of traffic to keep you moving at a consistent speed while maintaining a safe distance between you and the car ahead. It will make both your everyday commute and the next road trip much more streamlined.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: We Have a Winner!
While both SUVs have impressive safety features and comfort, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the power, maneuverability, and enhanced sound system that you need for your adventures in Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River. If you’d like to see it in person, come visit us here at Stateline CJDR.
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