2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer | Park Chrysler Jeep

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Taking Your Drive to the Next Level

Are you in the market for a new SUV that takes your daily driving experience to the next level? At Park Chrysler Jeep, we understand there are countless options on the market when it comes to SUVs. To make your decision less overwhelming, our product experts have compiled the following vehicle comparison of two extremely popular SUVs for drivers in the Burnsville, MN, area: the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the 2019 Ford Explorer.

For the purpose of this comparison, we'll be taking a closer look at the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, starting at $32,195 MSRP, and the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT, which has a starting MSRP of $34,400 MSRP.

If the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has already sparked your interest, browse our vast online Grand Cherokee inventory, and then be sure to schedule a test drive with your favorite model. If you have any questions, reach out using our online contact form or give the team at Park Chrysler Jeep a call at (612) 254-1505 and we'll happily assist you.

Power & Handling

For an overall more powerful, exhilarating, and fuel efficient ride, go with the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo model. This vehicle is equipped with a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. Engine and performance specs of each SUV are as follows:

White 2019 Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo


2019 Ford Explorer XLT

3.6L Pentastar® V6


2.3L EcoBoost® I4

295 HP


280 HP

6,200 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

3,000 lbs.


MPG (city/hwy)



Jeep vehicles are known for their legendary off-roading capability, and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is no different. Its innovative handling, traction, and suspension technology provide confidence in nearly every driving and weather condition. The available class-exclusive Quadra-Lift® suspension system has the ability to raise the height of your vehicle for more ground clearance and better off-roading capability.

Interior and Exterior

Grey 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

After closely comparing the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo to the Ford Explorer XLT, the experts at Park Chrysler Jeep believe that you will appreciate the interior and exterior features of the Grand Cherokee over those of the Explorer. View features below:

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2019 Ford Explorer XLT

  • LED taillamps
  • Premium fog lamps
  • 17-in. painted tech silver wheels
  • Power and heated body-color mirrors with manual foldaway
  • Tinted glass
  • Black roof molding
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio, Siri® Eyes Free, Multi-view display cluster, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Front fold-flat passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd-row seat
  • Interior front footwell and center console bin lighting
  • Automatic LED low-beam headlamps
  • Body-color door handles and liftgate spoiler
  • Chrome bodyside cladding accent
  • LED taillamps
  • Silver roof rack side rails
  • Available power liftgate
  • Air filtration system
  • Manual single-zone climate control
  • SYNC®
  • Second-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat
  • Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat, manual
  • Cloth seating
  • Cargo hooks

Safety Features

Nothing is more important than the safety of you, your passengers, and everyone else you're sharing the road with. While both the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer will bring you peace of mind on the road, our product specialists agree the Grand Cherokee Laredo has the superior safety features. These include:

  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Electronic stability control
  • Seven airbags
  • ParkSense® rear park assist system
  • ParkView® rear back-up camera
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-path detection
  • Hill start assist
  • Trailer sway control

Grand Cherokee Lease Deal

Are you on a tight budget but still want to drive the captivating Jeep Grand Cherokee? No worries! We're proud to offer a selection of Grand Cherokee lease deals for drivers to take advantage of. Take advantage of one today.

Jeep Grand Cherokee lease offer

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