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2019 Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Explorer
$31,945 MSRP $32,365
Jeep® Brand 4×4 system Drivetrain Ford Intelligent 4WD
Standard 3.6L V6 Base Engine Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
295 hp Horsepower 280 hp
19 city/26 hwy Fuel Economy 17 city/24 hwy

Want a new SUV that’ll help you run roads as well as Colorado trails? You’re probably looking at something like the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Ford Explorer. Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer here for help figuring out which of these midsize SUVs is best for you in Colorado Springs.

Both the Grand Cherokee and Explorer are strong and capable, but the Grand Cherokee has more to offer Pueblo drivers. Look at the Grand Cherokee vs. the Explorer here.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts a combination of luxury and off-road capability unlike any other SUV in its class — earning the Grand Cherokee received a Trail Rated® Tough badge. The 2019 Grand Cherokee comes with a standard Jeep® Brand 4×4 system for better traction on Castle Rock roads and beyond.The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee also provides a variety of engine configurations, culminating in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk®, which boasts a Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that’s capable of 707 horsepower. Even at its standard 3.6L V6 engine, the 2019 Grand Cherokee gets 295 horsepower.

The Explorer comes with a standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower. The 2019 Explorer also offers its own version of a four-wheel drive system, The Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. This comes with a number of available features, but you have to pay more to get them. In order to get more of the standard features you get on the base-level 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll need to upgrade to the available Class II Trailer Tow Package.


Stay connected, entertained, and informed in a safe way with the Uconnect® suite of features in the 2019 Grand Cherokee. You and your family can get the information you want while staying secure in your seat and keeping your eyes on the road. The Uconnect® suite comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support for simple smartphone integration. Luxuriate in the spacious interior while enjoying a premium sound system from Harman Kardon® for the ultimate concert-like music experience.The 2019 Explorer comes with FordPass™ Connect, which has a a Wi-Fi Hotspot, and SYNC® 3 standard. These features are robust, but again, for more high-tech features to enhance your drive, you’ll need to add on the Available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package. The Explorer does have a third row, which the 2019 Grand Cherokee doesn’t have, but that extra row comes with extra weight and more difficult handling — so if you don’t absolutely need to seat seven, there’s no reason to opt for the 3rd-row SUV.


When you’re ready to take on the toughest terrain, use the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System to adapt your Grand Cherokee to the path you’re on and the climate conditions you’re driving through. The Grand Cherokee is also protected and specially sealed to handle a depth of up to 20 inches of water.The Ford Explorer’s towing package comes with some available safety and handling features. These include Hill Descent Control ™, a 180-degree camera with split-view and washer, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™, and LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams. However, the Jeep safety features still allow our model to come out on top.


Whether you’ve made up your mind or need more information before deciding on which SUV to buy, we can help you at Perkins Motors. Visit our Jeep dealership to see the 2019 Grand Cherokee or other vehicles in person. Or, explore our Jeep Grand Cherokee lease deals from the comfort of your home. Contact us at Perkins Motors any time to schedule a test drive so you can bring the Jeep of your dreams home today.

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