The Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer are spacious SUVs with an adventurous side. If you're looking for a capable and comfortable SUV in Lumberton, Cherry Hill, and Delran, NJ, they're both sure to be on your short list.

Our team at Lucas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has created this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer comparison, so you can see which SUV is the better fit for your lifestyle!

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: Power and Performance

The Grand Cherokee and the Explorer both offer four engine options. If you're looking for the most powerful option, you'll want the Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It cranks out 707 horsepower. The most powerful engine option in the Ford Explorer is the available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6, which tops out at 415 horsepower.

That extra power means that the Grand Cherokee can also tow more than the Ford Explorer. Whether you're pulling your camper out into the woods or taking your boat down to the shore, the Grand Cherokee boasts a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. The Explorer can only manage 5,600 pounds.

Both SUVs offer available four-wheel drive systems, so you'll be more confident on slick roads and off-road paths. You can personalize the performance of each SUV with their respective terrain management systems. It will optimize the engine output and four-wheel drive to match the path that lays before you.

2020 Grand Cherokee vs Explorer: Connectivity

Whether you're right around the corner or way off the map, both SUVs are ready to keep you connected on the move. They both come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can keep up with the apps and music that you love.

If you're looking for more entertainment options, both SUVs can be outfitted with SiriusXM® Radio. It gives you a virtually endless lineup of channels and many of them are commercial-free. You can tune into music, engaging talk shows, and even live sports broadcasts.

When your favorite song comes on, you'll want to be in the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It can be outfitted with a Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System. Its 19 speakers will engulf you in sound for an immersive listening experience. The available 14-speaker B&O Sound System of the Explorer just can't compare.

Innovative Safety Features

When your friends and family are in tow, you need an SUV that will inspire confidence. That's why both the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer come with a wide array of smart safety features.

Both vehicles come standard with Blind Spot Monitoring. It will warn you when a vehicle is riding alongside you, so you can change lanes safely. It works with Rear Cross Path Detection, so you can back out of tight spots when the coast is clear.

The Grand Cherokee and the Explorer can even park themselves. Their available park assist systems will look for an open spot and steer you right in. You only have to control the brake and the accelerator.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer: We Have a Winner!

The competition was close, but if your drives through Lumberton, Cherry Hill, and Delran, New Jersey, call for a powerful SUV with advanced connectivity, you'll want the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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