2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Starting MSRP *
  $32,765 $34,000
Seating Capacity
  7 passengers 5 passengers
  300 293
Cargo Space
  87.8 cu. ft. 68.3 cu. ft.

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Seneca, SC

Now that you are eager to upgrade to a new crossover SUV, your attention is firmly focused on leading options like the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. While these models may both hold great appeal with a brief look, a more in-depth review reveals the many differences that give these crossovers their individuality. Will you choose the Explorer or the Grand Cherokee as your next vehicle?


Differences between the 2020 Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are immediately identified when you compare their exteriors. The Ford Explorer has absolute confidence with flat, angled surfaces throughout the profile and a rounded nose. The nose holds stretched LED headlights and a hexagonal grille. Raised roof rails, a power liftgate, rectangular fog lamps, body molding, and a skid plate are also on the Explorer’s exterior. The Grand Cherokee’s exterior, on the other hand, has a lean look with a definition along the sides, right angles in the wheel wells, a molded front bumper, and a bar-style grille.


While the Grand Cherokee offers seating for five, the Explorer’s spacious cabin accommodates seven or eight passengers with an extra row of seating. Both of the 2020 models have heated and powered front seats, a navigation system, smart device integration, and a sunroof. The Explorer’s interior design has a floating display screen and a push-button starter mounted on a ledge-style dashboard. In contrast, the Grand Cherokee’s dashboard has a traditional look with a flush-style digital display screen.


Differences between the Explorer and the Grand Cherokee carry through their safety features. Both of these modern models have numerous assistive safety features, but the included features vary. The Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies are standard in the Explorer. They include blind-spot detection, a cross-traffic alert, auto emergency braking, reverse brake assist, a rear camera, a lane keep assist, auto high beams, adaptive cruise control, and a few other items. The Grand Cherokee’s assistive features are trim-dependent. ProTech I equipment is in all trim levels, and it includes blind-spot monitoring, a rear camera, and a few other items. ProTech II and ProTech III features are offered in the top trim levels.

Lake Keowee Ford is your convenient source for more details about the Explorer. To take it out for a test drive and pick out the specific Explorer that you want to call your own, contact our Ford sales team today.

* MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.