2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee


Combining premium comfort with the type of class-leading off-road capability you expect from a Jeep, drivers throughout Mansfield, Attleboro, and Norton will love everything the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee have to offer.

At Station Chrysler Jeep, our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect Jeep model and trim to fit your lifestyle. To help you determine which of these versatile SUVs is the right choice, continue reading our Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison!

Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee Safety

Meticulously engineered to provide a stable and confident drive, Jeep takes their legendary capability a step further by loading each model with some of the most advanced safety tech on the market. Features on both the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee include:

  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Hill Start Assist

There’s also Adaptive Cruise Control with Automatic Stop available on higher trim levels, which keeps you perfectly in flow with highway traffic, greatly reducing the risk of a rear-end collision. If you get too close to the vehicle ahead, your speed can automatically reduce until you’re at your pre-set distance.

Of course, that’s just the beginning when it comes to driver-assistance features. The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee offer available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. If a front-end collision is predicted, the system can warn you to slow down and even help apply the brakes if needed.

Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Performance and Capability

Built to tackle steep mountain trails or busy city traffic, the 2020 Cherokee offers drivers the choice between three distinct engine options:

  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine with 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L Turbo engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque

These three engines are effortlessly managed via a 9-speed automatic transmission that delivers seamless shifting and torque where and when it’s needed most. When fully equipped, the 2020 Cherokee has a max towing capacity of 4,500 pounds, making it one of the sturdiest compact SUVs in its class.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Grand Cherokee supplies four powerful engine options, from a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine (different from the one found on the Cherokee model) to a host of supercharged V8 engines:

  • 5.7L V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L SRT V8 engine with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque

For those interested in a sport utility vehicle with insane output, the Grand Cherokee also provides a Supercharged 6.2L V8 capable of producing a staggering 707 horsepower with 645 lb-ft of torque. When fully equipped, the towing capacity of the Grand Cherokee is up to 7,200 pounds, putting it in the same weight class as many midsize pickups.

Staying Connected for the Journey

Wherever your travels lead you, enjoy knowing that the 2020 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are both designed to keep you fully connected to all your favorite news, music, and apps with available technology, including:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Bluetooth® connectivity and integrated voice command

Available Uconnect® 4C NAV puts a fully integrated navigation system at your fingertips. You can have voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions to your destination, complete with the intuitive maps you need to find your way. You can always connect your smartphone and access your favorite map apps, too.

The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee also come with available Alpine® premium sound systems and multiple charging points to connect all your favorite devices from wherever you’re seated inside the cabin. Have your phone or tablet fully charged and ready to go when you arrive!

Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Interior Dimensions

The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee are both 5-seater SUVs. However, because the Cherokee is a compact SUV and the Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV, you’ll find that dimensions differ. This is true as far as passenger and cargo space.

As you might expect, the larger Grand Cherokee interior has more cargo volume: up to 68.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. When you need to move furniture or flat-screen TVs, the extra space might just come in handy. The Cherokee isn’t far behind, though, with 54.7 cubic feet in the same situation.

You may be surprised to hear that the smaller Cherokee has more legroom in the rear. You’ll find 40.3 inches of rear legroom in the compact SUV, while the midsize Grand Cherokee has 38.6 inches of rear legroom. Both are roomy, though rear riders will have more room to stretch their legs in the Cherokee.

Off-Road: Two Trail Rated® Jeep SUVs Conquer All

If you dream of driving over boulders and through streams, which Jeep SUV should power your latest adventures? There’s little daylight between the 2020 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in this respect—after all, both have Jeep brand capability in spades.

For best results on the trails, choose the Trailhawk trim level. This trim is available for both models and is Trail Rated® by Jeep. Conquer more with features like skid plates to protect your underbody, all-terrain tires for better grip in any season, and some handy tow hooks.

The Trailhawk trims can also handle water fording in depths of up to 20 inches. High air intakes and special water sealing will help your SUV power through without damage to any critical systems.

Test Drive the Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Grand Cherokee Today!

Now that you’ve taken the time to learn some of the key features of these two outstanding SUVs, we here at Station Chrysler Jeep would encourage you stop by and take a closer look. Our sales team can help you make sense of even the smallest differences between these sport utility vehicles.

If you’re a driver near Mansfield, Attleboro, or Norton interested in getting behind the wheel of a new Jeep, simply stop by our convenient showroom or go online to schedule a test drive today!


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