White 2020 Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Blue 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

When comparing the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, we’ve got to hand it to the Grand Cherokee. It is, hands down, the more efficient of the two cars due to the sheer number of options you have for customization as well as what the Grand Cherokee offers overall. San Diego Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is going to walk you through what makes the Grand Cherokee so great for Lemon Grove drivers as well as our used car specials.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer



Trim Packages


Engine options

707 hp

Maximum HP

400 hp
293 hp

Base HP

300 hp

2020 Explorer or Grand Cherokee: MSRP

If you’re in El Cajon and want to get the most SUV for your money, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the choice for you. It starts at $32,240 and offers much more than the base Ford Explorer, which is over $4,000 more expensive to start. When comparing trim packages, the seven trims you get on the Grand Cherokee outclass the four you get with the Explorer, meaning there’s a Grand Cherokee out there that’s right for you.

2020 Explorer or Grand Cherokee: Engine Performance

You’re getting about an even amount of engine with roughly equivalent horsepower between the base options for the Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. However, not only do you have more engine options with the Grand Cherokee, you’ve got a higher max horsepower to opt for when those La Jolla drives demand a little bit more. Here’s a breakdown:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options:

  • Standard Engine: a 295-hp 3.6L V6 yielding 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Next Upgrade: a 360-hp 5.7L V8 capable of 390 lb-ft of torque
  • Performance Engine: a 475-hp 6.4L V8 wielding 470 lb-ft of torque
  • The Trackhawk: a supercharged 6.2L V8 delivers that delivers an unmatched 707 hp

Ford Explorer Engine Options:

  • Standard Engine: 2.3L Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost® I-4 generates 300 hp
  • Performance Upgrade: 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 generates up to 400 hp
  • Hybrid: 3.3L Hybrid. 318 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque

It’s easy to see why the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes out on top when you explore our Jeep Grand Cherokee trims. To see more of our Jeep models, check out the Jeep Cherokee colors when you visit San Diego Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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