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2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Red 2019 Ford Explorer on a Wet Sand Beach vs Gray 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fording a Stream

Are you in search of a brand-new family hauler that is perfect for your next adventure? You will be hard-pressed to find a better option than the iconic Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford. New 2019 Ford Explorer entries feature a spacious, versatile cabin, an arsenal of power-packed engine options and a smorgasbord of innovative technology and features. Learn more about the Ford Explorer in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison.

Drivers who select the 2019 Ford Explorer to be their next family hauler will have their pick of five trim levels – Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum – that will start at just $32,365. Passenger space is a highlight of the Ford Explorer that will set it apart from the Jeep Grand Cherokee with room for seven passengers and 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. With the third-row seats laid flat, the Ford Explorer makes room for five passengers with an impressive 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space – a number that the Jeep Grand Cherokee cannot match.

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2019 Ford Explorer VS 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
$32,365 Starting Price $31,695
290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Base Engine 295-Horsepower 3.6-Liter V-6
7 Passengers Passenger Space 5 Passengers
21 - 81.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 36.3 - 68.3 Cubic Feet

Differences Between the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee

Tailor-made for the family on the go, the Ford Explorer is a fan favorite in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison. An affordable starting price tag comparable to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a spacious, family-friendly interior and a wealth of standard features make the Ford Explorer an incredible value in the segment. Entry-level Ford Explorer trim levels feature standard automatic headlights, LED headlights, Ford MyKey® teen driver safety technology, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, trailer sway control and a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system with Bluetooth.

When you upgrade to Ford Explorer XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trim levels, you will enjoy a wealth of high-tech features that promise to upgrade your day-to-day commute and errands. An 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system sets the bar high with one-touch access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, FordPass Connect™ onboard Wi-Fi, dual USB charge ports and SiriusXM® capabilities. Luxurious Ford Explorer Platinum editions come standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Forward Collision Warning system, a Ford BLIS® Blind Spot Information System, premium leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel and a twin-panel moonroof.

Power and performance are hallmarks of the Ford brand and the 2019 Ford Explorer checks all the boxes with a trio of power-packed engine options. To amp up performance on the road less traveled, the Ford Explorer will add Intelligent 4WD with a Terrain Management System™, driver-selectable terrain modes and Hill Descent Control™. When equipped for towing duties, the Ford Explorer will haul up to 5,000 pounds of cargo.

Ford Explorer Engine and Performance Specs

  • 290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 17 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy
  • 280-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 19 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
  • 365-Horsepower 3.5-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 16 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy


White 2019 Ford Explorer Front Exterior on a Beach at Dusk
Red 2019 Ford Explorer Rear Exterior Spraying Up Mud
2019 Ford Explorer Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
2019 Ford Explorer Rear Cargo Space with Seats Laid Flat and Kayak Paddles