2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer

When you are in the market for a new SUV model, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the options available to you on the market today. There are a plethora of SUV models from many different brands, so it can be tough to figure out which one will offer the features and capabilities you are looking for. That's why doing comparisons can be so helpful, because it allows you to put two similar models up side by side to examine their differences and determine which one will be a better fit for you. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Explorer.

While the Ford Explorer offers slightly higher power ratings and more passenger and cargo space, the Jeep Cherokee has higher fuel efficiency estimates and many more convenience and comfort features, all at a lower starting price point, making it the better choice for most consumers overall. Let's take a closer look at the key features and differences between these two models!

2019 Jeep Cherokee


2018 Ford Explorer

$23,995 Starting MSRP $32,140
25 MPG Combined MPG 23 MPG
3.2-liter V6 Engine 2.3-liter I4
271 Horsepower Horsepower 280 Horsepower

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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is bold and stylish. The 3.2-liter engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, offering a more responsive, adventurous ride than the Explorer is able to. The Explorer's base 2.3-liter inline-four-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and has standard front-wheel drive.

The Cherokee offers a number of convenience and comfort-enhancing features that aren't available on the Ford Explorer. The Cherokee comes available with features like heated front seats, parking assist, an engine block heater, remote starting system, a blind spot monitoring system and standard front fog lights. The Ford Explorer does have parking assist technology, but does not offer any of the other listed features on its base trim.

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