2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Explorer

The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to be one of the most awarded SUVs on the market today. The Grand Cherokee is a fan favorite at Classic CDJRF and continues to create loyal fans with every new model. The 2020 Grand Cherokee offers a best-in-class towing rating of 7,000 pounds and up to 707 horsepower on the road.

Can any of its competitors keep up with what the 2020 Grand Cherokee has to offer? This 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison is going to look at that very question. Let's find out how the 2020 Grand Cherokee stacks up against the competition below!

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer

3.6-liter V6 engine Base Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4
295 horsepower | 260 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 300 horsepower | 310 pound-feet of torque
Standard Android Auto™ | Apple CarPlay® Standard
7,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,600 pounds


2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Outranks SUV Competition in Arlington

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer just one or two engine option in its lineup, but four performance-ready setups. The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while the available 5.7-liter V8 engine generates 260 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with a 475-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 engine, while the trim-topping Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® is fitted with a 707-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® is the quickest SUV yet and can take drivers from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 mph. The competing 2020 Ford Explorer offers just three engine options in its mix, a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine, a 365-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, and a 318-horsepower 3.3-liter hybrid system.   

The 2020 Grand Cherokee comes equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment center with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. The Grand Cherokee boasts more than 70 safety and security features, keeping drivers and passengers safe on the road and on the trails. The competing Explorer offers drivers a smaller 8-inch touchscreen as standard equipment.  

For more information on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, contact a member of the Classic CDJRF team today.    

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