2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to head

2020 Ford Explorer, 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Which Midsize American SUV Is Right for You?

Among midsize SUVs, few have more name recognition than the hugely popular Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. These two sport-utilities established the blueprint for the segment, thanks to their spacious cabins, powerful engines, high seating positions, and four-wheel-drive capabilities. 

The 2020 Ford Explorer has been redesigned and comes with an engine range that includes a punchy turbocharged four-cylinder, two turbo V6s, plus a hybrid. There are three rows of seating and a long list of standard safety equipment, too. 

While the Jeep Grand Cherokee hasn’t been substantially updated this year, it has a similarly impressive engine lineup. This includes a 707-horsepower supercharged V8 that delivers absolutely outrageous performance. There is seating for only five aboard the Grand Cherokee, and this could be a deal-breaker for some SUV shoppers.

So, how do these two compare against each other? Using our rankings data, we’ve broken things down into specific categories to see which SUV comes out ahead. It was a tight battle, but in the end, a clear victor emerged.

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