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 Havelock, NC

For SUV shoppers who have high expectations for their next vehicle, the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee often take the top spot on their list of options. The Ford Explorer introduces its new generation in the 2020 model year, and it shows off beautiful improvements from end to end. The Grand Cherokee continues to be part of a generation that debuted almost a decade ago. Both of these popular models have a unique appeal, so which one will you choose?


The 2020 Explorer has been redesigned to show off its commanding, modern personality. Its façade is defined by a wide yet rounded nose and long lines throughout the hood and roof. The Explorer also has a hexagon-shaped grille that is directly connected to stretched LED headlights. Other features include rectangular fog lamps, a skid plate, lower-body molding, a power liftgate, raised roof rails, and more. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s exterior also has lean surfaces across the roof and hood. The front bumper is molded and juts out ahead of the bar-themed grille. The Grand Cherokee also has defined side contours and squared-off wheel fenders.


One of the most significant differences that you will notice inside the cabins of these SUVs is the seating capabilities. The Explorer is a three-row vehicle, and the Grand Cherokee only has two rows. While these models are both available with a navigation system, a sunroof, powered and heated front seats, and other coveted features, their styles are different. The Explorer has an innovative dashboard design with a ledge that holds the floating display screen and the push-button ignition. The Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, has a traditional dashboard design with the display screen mounted flush with the other features in the center stack.


If you decide to drive the 2020 Explorer, you can enjoy protection from the Ford Co-Pilot360 tech suite. These assistive features are intelligent adaptive cruise control, auto high beams, a lane-keep system, a rear camera, reverse brake assist, auto emergency braking, and a cross-traffic alert with blind-spot detection. On the other hand, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes ProTech I safety tech across all trim levels. This suite gives you a rear camera, rear parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-path detection. Additional safety features in the ProTech II and ProTech III suites are only available in higher trim levels.

During your next visit to Riverside Ford NC, you can compare the Explorer’s trim levels and experience its capabilities in person. Make plans for your meeting with a member of our sales team by calling the dealership 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.