Differences Between the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee
The drivers in Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit need an SUV that has the aptitude to handle all their adventures both on- and off-road. They also need the space and interior comfort for their family, friends, and cargo. That’s why they rely on the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
If you’re wondering which of these SUVs is right for you, our team at Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has put these two vehicles side by side. Read our comparison of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, then decide which one is the best fit for you!
Power and Driving Performance
Both SUVs offer multiple engine options, so you can customize their power to fit your needs. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine can be equipped to either model. This engine boasts up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jeep Cherokee, on the other hand, is outfitted with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. Both offer smooth shifting power and a more dynamic driving experience, but only one offers better fuel economy.
The Cherokee gets an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. Whereas, the Grand Cherokee gets 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway.
When it comes to handling adverse conditions, both vehicles can be equipped with one of a few available 4-wheel drive systems. On top of that, these SUVs have the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. It comes with five driving modes, and each is engineered to deliver driving stability based on the specific terrain or road condition laid out before you.
These SUVs can seat up to five people and keep them all at an ideal temperature with the available Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. You’ll have a little bit more headroom in the Grand Cherokee with 39.9 inches in the front. This is compared to the 39.4 inches of front headroom in the Jeep Cherokee.
For those road trips that call for extra cargo space, these SUVs are equipped with a 60/40 split, folding rear seat that gives you access to more room for all your belongings. The Cherokee has a maximum cargo volume of 54.9 cubic feet, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a max cargo volume of 68.3 cubic feet.
Both vehicles can also be equipped with an available Uconnect® 8.4-inch touchscreen display. It gives you access to connective features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ that will keep you in touch with all your favorite apps and music. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth® can make hands-free phone calls, so you can keep up with the people you care about.
Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
With all your gear and loved ones in tow, you need an SUV that’s got your back. That’s what you get with either of these Jeep models.
Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection is available on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and standard on the Grand Cherokee. It uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in those hard-to-see places. It will also alert you when a vehicle is traveling in your blind spot.
You’ll also find other technologies that are available on both vehicles, some of them include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park and Exit Assist System
- ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
- Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
- LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning
When equipped with these safety and driver-assistive technologies, you’ll be more confident behind the wheel of either model.
Come Pick Your Favorite!
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are great SUVs that will serve you well on your endeavors through Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit. If you need some more interior space, you’ll want to go with the Grand Cherokee. If you crave better fuel efficiency, consider the Cherokee.
Either way, you’ll get capable performance and smart safety features. Come experience both models at Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Schedule a test drive today!