2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer

Keyless Ignition


Offered on Higher Trim Levels

Standard Engine Power

295 Horsepower

290 Horsepower


Rear-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

24.6 gallons

18.6 gallons

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer near Victoria, TX

There are so many incredible SUVs on the market today, we know it can be hard to narrow it down to the one that is right for you! We have created this comparison review, featuring two of the segments top models: the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer to help you figure out which one is truly the best. The Grand Cherokee is one outstanding SUV offering a total of seven unique and powerful trim levels that cater to a wide variety of drivers. The Explorer offers a spacious cabin with room for up to seven passengers and modern entertainment features. Check out the rest of our comparison review to learn more about the features and engine power found within both of these SUVs!

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

There are four engine options available for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee! The first is the standard Pentastar, this 3.6-liter V6 engine pumps out 295 horsepower. Up next is the 5.7-liter V8 that generates 360 horsepower. Both of these engines are offered on the Laredo-Summit trim levels. The performance geared SRT model gains a 6.4-liter V8 that cranks out 475 horsepower and comes outfitted with a specialized all-wheel-drive system. The most powerful Grand Cherokee, the Trackhawk, is powered by the mind-boggling supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 707 horsepower! Rear-wheel drive is standard but there are multiple all-wheel and four-wheel drive systems available for added traction and control. There is also a Selec-Terrain management dial that lets the driver pick from 4-5 (depending on the model) for more control in terrains like snow and mud. 

2019 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

There are just three engine options available for the 2019 Ford Explorer. The first engine, the standard option, is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. You can opt for the turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that creates 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged version of the V6 engine is available as well and it generates 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain configuration but you can opt for the available all-wheel-drive configuration.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

The Grand Cherokee's seven impressive trim levels provide a perfect option for every kind of driver out there! Standard features include rear parking sensors, a 6-speaker sound system, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, and keyless entry and ignition. The off-roading geared Trailhawk comes with features like all-terrain tires, electronic rear differential, 4WD, and more! The most luxurious Grand Cherokee, the Summit, is outfitted with features like a self-parking system, active noise-canceling technology, a Harman-Kardon sound system, and polished 20-inch wheels. The performance geared SRT and Trackhawk models gain adaptive suspensions, high-performance brakes, lightweight wheels, sport-tuned steering and brakes, selectable performance modes, and more! 

2019 Ford Explorer Features & Design

The Ford Explorer offers five trim levels for the new model year. Standard features consist of a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch central display screen, Bluetooth, 18-inch wheels, and Ford's Sync voice command system. Higher trims come outfitted with a few more features but the only way to get the good features like a large touchscreen, smartphone integration, and even driver assistance features is to opt for an expensive package. The Explorer doesn't offer an off-roading dedicated trim or even just one performance geared model while the Grand Cherokee offers two!


The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers so much more than the Explorer ever can! We love the Grand Cherokee and we know that you will too! Are you interested in learning more about everything the Grand Cherokee has to offer? You can check out our full review linked below or come visit us at the dealership today and see it in person!

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