When you’re riding high in a midsize SUV, adventure takes on a whole new look! The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse are popular among Mansfield, Attleboro, and Norton, MA, shoppers. They’re so popular, in fact, that we want to help you dive deeper into their best qualities.

In this car comparison, you can see these vehicles go head-to-head in the SUV showdown of the century! Discover which one satisfies your needs—and contact us at Station Chrysler Jeep to learn more.


Grand Cherokee vs Traverse: Specifications

The 2020 Grand Cherokee and Traverse offer some powerful engine options. The most potent powertrain on the Traverse uses a 3.6L V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower. You can power forward energetically and take on any road situation with ease.

The Jeep SUV, meanwhile, has a much higher power range. This vehicle has engines built for the track, as well as the streets. Can you imagine having 475 horsepower (with the 6.4L V8 engine), or 707 horsepower (with the Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine) on tap? You won’t need to imagine—just press that pedal and find out!

All-wheel drive (AWD) is available in the Traverse for better traction. The optional 4×4 systems in the Jeep Grand Cherokee make it more balanced on the roads and—as you’ll soon see—off-road as well.

SUV Capabilities: Adventures Off the Roads

It’s easy to get a grip on the roads in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet Traverse—but what about off the roads? Both models can handle light trails with ease, thanks in part to the drivetrains mentioned earlier.

When it comes to the roughest terrain, though, the new Grand Cherokee really shines. Its available Quadra-Drive® II system offers impressive traction and all-weather capability for better off-roading. Trail Rated® 4×4 models have high air intakes and special seals to allow some water fording too.

Skid plates, tow hooks, and a Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential make the Grand Cherokee tougher than it looks—and it looks pretty tough! The Chevy Traverse, unfortunately, lacks some of these features.



Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Chevy Traverse: Safety

The 2020 Grand Cherokee and Traverse share a reputation for safety. Each has earned a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Safety Rating for the 2020 model year, so you know your vehicle is engineered for safety at the basest level.

While crash test performance points to safety in an accident, ideally, you want to prevent an accident in the first place. The Grand Cherokee and Traverse put driver-assist suites in your hands to help make this happen! Standard and available features on the Jeep include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

You’ll find similar features available on the Chevy Traverse. More of these features are standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, however, notably Blind Spot Monitoring. You’ll need to upgrade beyond the base trim to get the same capability on the Traverse.

Grand Cherokee vs Traverse: Trim Levels

Available in many trim levels, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse let you customize your new SUV. As you move up trims, more creature comforts will be coming your way!

The Traverse High Country and the Grand Cherokee Summit may be the peak of luxury in these lineups. Both offer a premium travel experience, with leather seats and dual-pane power sunroofs. Heated and cooled front seats will keep you cozy at every climate extreme.

Keep in mind, though, that only the Grand Cherokee offers trim levels geared for performance and off-road adventure. The Trailhawk trim is a Trail Rated® Jeep with the chops to ford through shallow creeks and streams and take on rugged terrain. Use its Rock mode to conquer boulders in your path.

Meanwhile, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk trim is ready to race. That supercharged 6.2L V8 engine we mentioned earlier lends it 707 horsepower for a truly stunning performance. The Chevy Traverse lacks similar trim levels tuned to test the limits of your midsize SUV.

Interior: Every Adventure Needs Amenities

What sort of interior space can you expect when you slide behind the wheel of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet Traverse? While these SUVs deliver similar comforts, the designs are all different.

Let’s look closer at what makes the Grand Cherokee unique. Choose the top-tier Summit trim level, and you’ll find a cabin rocking Laguna leather available in Black or Ski Gray. The diamond-patterned bolsters lend the Grand Cherokee Summit a distinct look of luxury that every passenger will notice.

By contrast, the Chevy Traverse lacks both Laguna leather and these uniquely patterned side bolsters. It does offer leather seats, but lacks the premium wood accents available in the Grand Cherokee.

Intuitive Technology Keeps You Connected

Sometimes, your adventures will take you to the most remote locations. You’ll need to stay connected—and the 2020 Grand Cherokee and Traverse can help you do it.

Infotainment figures prominently into these SUVs’ appeal. The Uconnect® system in the Jeep, as well as its Chevrolet equivalent, lets you pair up your smartphone via Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. You can send texts, make calls, and even manage your music from the touchscreen.

Where, then, does the Jeep SUV stand out? It has an available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System with 19 high-performance speakers for an immersive listening experience. The available Bose® system in the Traverse is also impressive, but only offers 10 speakers.

Should I Choose the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Chevy Traverse?

So, all you Mansfield, Norton, and Attleboro, Massachusetts, drivers—which will it be? The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse are two excellent midsize SUVs. Either can put forth a solid performance.

However, the Grand Cherokee really stands out when it comes to off-roading, advanced audio systems, and the pure thrill of the drive. If you want to cruise the roads of Massachusetts in style and comfort, a ride like this may be perfect for you and your family.

If you value these qualities, book a test drive today at Station Chrysler Jeep and see what you think!

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