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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2020 Ford Explorer

SUV Showdown: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Ford Explorer


707 hp

Top Horsepower

400 hp
7,200 lbs

Max Towing

5,600 lbs

Jeep® Skill for Amazon Alexa

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Supercharged 6.2L V8

Top Engine

3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6

Our Marshalltown customers love the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. We don’t blame them! The audaciously powerful supercharged V8 engine, the surprisingly affordable price, the plethora of cool features – what’s not to love? But how does it stack up against the competition like the 2020 Ford Explorer? To answer that question, we’ve put together a detailed, side by side comparison of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer, comparing price, performance, and available features. So, which is better, the Explorer or Grand Cherokee? Let’s find out!

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Price

The base model MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in over $500 less than the MSRP for the base model Explorer. The 2020 Grand Cherokee Laredo lists at $32,240, compared to $32,765 for the 2020 Ford Explorer. Of course, you can save even more when you take advantage of the new vehicle specials at our Belle Plaine or Blairstown dealerships. When it comes to choosing between the Explorer or Grand Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee is the better deal.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Performance

The new Grand Cherokee is your vehicle if you value power or have some serious towing to do on Cedar Rapids roads. The available supercharged 6.2L V8 engine in the Grand Cherokee is capable of an impressive horsepower of 707 hp and can tow up to a massive 7,200 pounds. Compare that to just 400 hp from the Explorer, which can only tow up to 5,600 lbs.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer: Cool Technology

The new Grand Cherokee comes packed with a ton of cool features, some of which you won’t find in the Ford Explorer. These include the Jeep® Skill for Amazon Alexa. Do you need to warm up your Jeep on a cold Iowa winter morning? Just tell Alexa to start your Grand Cherokee! It will be nice and warm for you before you step outside your house.

Check Out the New Grand Cherokee at Thys Automotive Family

So, the Explorer or Grand Cherokee? We think it’s no contest. But you really should come in to see the Grand Cherokee for yourself. Besides, we make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next Jeep. You can even apply for financing online. We’re just a short drive away from Williamsburg. So drop by or contact us today!

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