2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2019 Ford Explorer


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer

Bluetooth

Standard

Standard

Engine torque

260 lb-ft of torque

255 lb-ft of torque

Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Ford Explorer near Gastonia, NC

SUVs have become essential to everyday life, especially in America. These versatile vehicles give you a smooth ride, plenty of available seating and cargo space, along with impressive capabilities during bad weather and road conditions. That's why finding the right one can be difficult, but not with us here to help! We're looking at the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Ford Explorer to figure out which one is worth buying. The Grand Cherokee stays pretty similar to previous models, giving you luxury, technology, and even off-road capabilities. The Explorer is similar, staying close to previous model years with a comfortable cabin, and easy-to-use technology. Want to learn more? Keep reading down below to figure out which one your family will love!

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

Jeep doesn't hold back when it comes to the available engines that you can find with the 2019 Grand Cherokee. All of the engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base engine, a 3.6-liter V6, can get you up to 260 lb-ft of torque and 295 hp. Another option is a 5.7-liter V8. This engine can create 390 lb-ft of torque and 360 hp. For some additional power, you can check out the SRT's 6.4-liter V8, which offers 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which can create 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. There's also a diesel engine you might come across, a 3.0-liter diesel V6. There's also the option to choose between either two-wheel or four-wheel drive.

2019 Ford Explorer Power & Handling

Only three engines are available with this SUV. All of them work alongside a six-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6, which produces up to 255 pound-feet of torque and 290 horsepower. Moving up is another engine, a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder. This engine can get you 310 pound-feet of torque and 280 horsepower. The most powerful engine available is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, which can create around 350 pound-feet of torque and 365 horsepower. The first two engines work with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

Not only do you have a great engine lineup with the Grand Cherokee, but you'll also be able to choose from multiple different trim levels. The base trim, called Laredo, features dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system, keyless ignition and entry, rear parking sensors, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Another option is Limited, which offers a 115-volt power outlet, driver-seat memory settings, heated front and rear seats, 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, remote start, power-adjustable front seats, auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. One of the highest trims is Summit, which includes a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, additional noise-reducing window glass, advanced safety features, 20-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, and a self-parking system.

2019 Ford Explorer Features & Design

Five trims can be picked with the 2019 Explorer. The base trim, that's just called base, includes a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, Ford's Sync voice command system, a power-adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 4.2-inch central display. Another trim worth checking out is XLT, which includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and satellite radio. More features can be had, but only if you opt for adding a package. One package is Diver Connect, which adds Android Auto, extra USB ports, Android Auto, and an 8-inch central touchscreen. The highest trim is Platinum, which offers premium leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a premium audio system, power-adjustable pedals, and an automated parking system.

Conclusions

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has proven itself against the Explorer. Besides the impressive engine lineup, you'll also find amazing standard features among the available trim levels. This is truly an SUV that can handle a daily-commute, along with an off-roading adventure. To learn more, read our full make/model review that is linked down below.

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