2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Comparison Image

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Ford Explorer Comparison Image

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer


Jeep® Brand 4x4 system


Ford Intelligent 4WD
Standard 3.6L V6

Base Engine

Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6



Drivers from Orland Park to Tinley Park prefer the comfort, capability, and convenience SUV models have to offer. Many Orland Park area drivers compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer. Both of these vehicles have been trusted by hard-working Americans in the New Lenox area for decades. Having difficulty choosing between the Explorer or Grand Cherokee? Bettenhausen Automotive is here to take the guesswork out. Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with the help of our skilled team in Orland Park.!

Performance Specs

When choosing between either the Explorer or Grand Cherokee, you’ll notice both models are available with advanced performance and capability. However, our team is quick to point out that only the Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts a Trail Rated® badge, signaling the Jeep® Brand 4×4 and guaranteed off-road capability. This impressive capability includes the ability to ford up to 20 inches of water, while offering impressive handling on snow, sand, mud, gravel, and more.

The Ford Explorer offers its own four-wheel drive system with its Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. Features include:

  • Hill Descent Control ™
  • 180-degree camera with split-view and washer
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control ™
  • LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams

While the Ford Explorer is available with a 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost® V6, it simply cannot compete with the top-level Jeep Grand Cherokee. When you compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, the Grand Cherokee will benefit those looking for advanced power.

Interior Features

For Orland Park area drivers looking for connectivity and comfort, you can’t really go wrong with either the Explorer or Grand Cherokee. Both offer convenient Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability, premium leather upholstery, and available premium sound.

The main difference between the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer interior features lies in the infotainment systems. While the Ford Explorer comes with SYNC® technology, the experts at our dealership near Orland Park prefer the user-friendly interface that’s found on the Uconnect® infotainment system in the Grand Cherokee. Check out the Grand Cherokee interior features for yourself at Bettenhausen Automotive.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer from Bettenhausen Automotive

Ready to stop by for a test drive so you can compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer for yourself? The best way to find out which model is right for you is by taking a test drive at Bettenhausen Automotive. Find your favorite new or used Jeep Grand Cherokee available in our wide range of inventory listed online, and then contact us to schedule a test drive! Continue researching our SUV models with a side-by-side comparison of the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep Cherokee and more!

Would you prefer a minivan for your family rather than an SUV? Check out our Chrysler Pacifica vs. Toyota Sienna comparison. Our expert team is standing by, ready to help you into the family vehicle that you need to take your Tinley Park area drives to the next level.

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