Compare The Jeep® Grand Cherokee Vs. The Jeep® Cherokee

 

The Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee might be a tight-knit brotherhood of bad boys who've been stirring up good trouble for quite some time now, but both SUVs are ready to settle down in your driveway. Find out which hefty hunk can haul you and your daily demands while looking as stylish as any Jeep® model you've ever seen. We've got no shortage of customizable options inside this hellfire-forged, all-terrain beast that exudes class as it cruises by.

Read through our comprehensive guide to the Jeep® Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep® Cherokee duo and narrow down which massive Jeep® model is going to make a splash at your place soon.

Every Trim Available

We're not going to hide the good stuff from you. Before you go any further, here's every single trim offered of both the Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee for 2021 and their starting price points. Use this section to begin gathering a sense of a potential price range.

The Jeep® Cherokee is available in the following trims.

  • Jeep® Cherokee Latitude - Starting at $26,755 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Latitude Plus - Starting at $28,825 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Altitude - Starting at $30,265 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Latitude - Starting at $30,345 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Latitude Lux - Starting at $30,345 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition - Starting at $32,525 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Limited - Starting at $34,495 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk® - Starting at $35,795 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Cherokee High Altitude - Starting at $37,185 MSRP1

Not to be outdone, enjoy the many trims available for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee as listed here:

  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo E - Starting at $34,645 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo X - Starting at $38,390 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited - Starting at $40,870 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited X - Starting at $45,720 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary - Starting at $43,160 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® - Starting at $46,070 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland - Starting at $47,410 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee High Altitude - Starting at $50,355 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit - Starting at $53,760 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT® - Starting at $69,860 MSRP1
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® - Starting at $88,365 MSRP1

As you can see, there are quite a few Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee trims to choose from. As you evaluate them, decide which interior materials and exterior colors you want, as well as whether you're prioritizing fuel-efficiency or maximum power.

General Vehicle Comparison 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 Jeep Cherokee
Starting MSRP $36,874 $29,419
Engine 3.6L V6 2.4L I-4
Horsepower 293 180
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 4,500 lbs
Estimated City MPG 19 mpg 22 mpg
Estimated Highway MPG 26 mpg 31 mpg
Cargo Space 68.3 cu. ft. 54.7 cu. ft

The Choice From Within

There are luxury interior materials galore throughout the cabins of the Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee. Sink into the plushiest comforts you'll find only inside these do-it-all Jeep® models. Between the two models, the Grand Cherokee and its Summit interior feels the most like a first-class flight. Of course, the larger size is nice, even though the midsize Cherokee model doesn't lack for legroom or headroom either. The Summit trim in particular offers available heated, ventilated Laguna leather front seats lined in a quilted diamond pattern with open-pore wooden inlays throughout the interior. The cabin is surrounded by a theatre sound setup composed of 19 Harman Kardon® Premium speakers.

Styling & Profiling

The exterior of your Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee can come in many different colors, but any choice will do on a striking and sturdy frame built for fun on and off the road. Dress your Jeep® SUV in Diamond Black Crystal, Bright White, Light Brownstone, Olive Green, Walnut Brown, Granite Crystal, and more, depending on model and trim. Look through our Jeep® Grand Cherokee lease deals and choose from a number of eye-popping pallets that are sure to turn heads when you pass by.

Comparing Cherokee Models Under the Hood

The Supercharged 6.4L V8 engine inside the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the one to write home about here. Place it on the Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® trim for 707 horsepower, 645 pound-feet of torque, and a massive maximum towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds2.

A Fuel-Economy Faceoff

The Grand Cherokee, not surprisingly, can't stack up to its little brother when it comes to fuel economy. The Jeep® Cherokee drives at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.3

FAQ About Jeep® Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee

We hear these questions all the time on our showroom floor.

How much bigger is the Jeep® Grand Cherokee compared to the Jeep® Cherokee?

Though both SUVs have plenty of space to stretch out, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is bigger. The Jeep® Grand Cherokee is over seven inches longer and three inches taller, giving it more headroom and shoulder room. The Jeep® Cherokee actually has more legroom, given that there are three rows fit into the wide stature of the bigger brother.

Which is better: The Jeep® Cherokee or The Jeep® Grand Cherokee?

Better is obviously a subjective judgment, so we'll simplify it for you. If you want maximum power and towing capabilities, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the full-bodied favorite. Also, look into the 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer if big, bad, and bold is what you crave. If versatility and a fitting into regular parking spots without such a squeeze is more your thing, choose the fuel-efficient Jeep® Cherokee.

Which Jeep® model is better for off-roading? The Jeep® Grand Cherokee or the Jeep® Cherokee?

Those that want to take their Jeep® vehicle where it truly belongs all the time will love either Cherokee model, but might choose the Jeep® Grand Cherokee to bring the most amount of stuff with them on trips beyond the trappings of traffic.

What is the main difference between the Jeep® Cherokee and Grand Cherokee?

The main difference between the Jeep® Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee is much more than a word. The Grand Cherokee has more size and delivers a luxury SUV feel inside and out on top of a gargantuan setup. The Cherokee can take you farther on a single tank, still seats five, and is fit for adventures full of faraway fun.

The Jeep® For You!

After you've outlined the elements you want, the fun really begins. Pick your favorite out of our new Jeep® models for sale and start the process from the palm of your hand.

We also offer Jeep® Cherokee lease deals for those that may not be interested in purchasing a car at this time. Browse through our comprehensive selection of lease deals and soon you'll be riding high in a beautiful new Jeep® model.

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Disclosure:1 MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

2 When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

3 EPA estimated 22 city mpg with 2.4L engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.


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