2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Ford Explorer Base FWD

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2019 Ford Explorer


Jeep® Brand 4x4 system


Ford Intelligent 4WD
Standard 3.6L V6

Base Engine

Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
295 hp


280 hp
19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

17 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Many Marrero families are in the market for a new midsize SUV that will reliably take them from city streets to rugged trails. If this sounds like you, Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram invites you to compare the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with us! Both of these popular SUVs feature tough capabilities and advanced features, but we’re confident that after comparing them in-depth, you’ll see why the new Grand Cherokee is an excellent choice for Gretna drivers.

Off-Road Performance

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee absolutely lives up to its Trail Rated® badge when it’s time for off-roading. The entry-level model offers available Jeep brand 4×4 systems, such as Quadra-Trac I®, allowing for improved traction on- and off-road. For even more power, when you upgrade to the top-tier Grand Cherokee Trackhawk®, you’ll feel the intense power of a Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that can deliver an awe-inspiring 707 hp! Facing a flooded street in New Orleans? The Grand Cherokee is built to tackle such conditions, with the ability to traverse up to 20 inches of water, while the optional Selec-Terrain® Tractional Management System adapts your Grand Cherokee to your current road and climate conditions.

The Ford Explorer does offer a 4WD system called Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. It’s supported by the following features:

  • Hill Descent Control™
  • 180-degree camera
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • LED Headlights with Automatic High Beams

You’ll have to pay for an upgraded Explorer package to get rugged off-road features comparable to those that come standard with the Grand Cherokee.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Roading

Interior Features

You’ll always have peace of mind during Belle Chasse drives thanks to the Uconnect® system in the Grand Cherokee. With standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, you can make and answer phone calls and SMS messages without ever taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. And with a Harman Kardon® sound system, your commutes will feel like a personal concert. In order to get advanced technology features in the Ford Explorer, you’ll have to pay for an upgraded package.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

Drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee at Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you’ve made an in-depth comparison, what will it be, the Explorer or Grand Cherokee? Contact us to schedule a test drive in a Grand Cherokee, and let us know if you’d like to learn more about its Trail Rated® capabilities. Don’t miss out on our new vehicle specials, and if you’d like to further your research on this midsize SUV, you can compare it to the Jeep Cherokee or compare the Cherokee vs. Compass. Or, if you’d like to stay in the full-size SUV segment within the CDJR lineup, compare the Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango.

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