jeep cherokee vs jeep grand cherokee at napleton jeep dealer in Ellwood City, PA

Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Deals at CDJR of Ellwood City

SUVs are the hottest segment on the highways and backroads today and it won't be an exaggeration to say that Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are two of the hottest vehicles in this category. 

People are flocking to Jeep dealerships in droves to scoop up the latest in innovative vehicles that can serve as a family taxi, a cargo hauler, a tow vehicle and more. In other words, a Sport Utility Vehicle like Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Grand Cherokee can be many things to many different people.

Here, we will compare two of the best: the Jeep Cherokee for sale and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale at Napleton CDJR Ellwood City. Hopefully, after reading this, you'll have a better idea of which vehicle suits your needs - the Cherokee or the Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Cherokee: On of the more robust compact-crossover SUVs, the Jeep Cherokee offers a variety of trim, features and capabilities that its competitors could only wish for. With competition like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue, Jeep decided that bringing their best to the table was absolutely necessary and the new Jeep Cherokee is the proof. Besides having a do-anything vibe, as the others do, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model offers full off-road credentials and a world-class Jeep interior.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee: One of the best all-around SUVs on the road today, the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to improve. A five-passenger SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee features performance, off-road capabilities and even a touch of luxury. 

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Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Looks

The Jeep Cherokee has been recently restyled with a refreshed grille and nose and new LED headlamps. The look of the Jeep Cherokee bears a slight resemblance to the slightly smaller Jeep Compass. Its appearance overall is a bit improved but not overly bold like its larger Grand Cherokee brother. There is an off-road equipped Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model that features more aggressive off-road accessories, including red tow hooks, and beefier off-road capable tires.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee features a look that continues to grow on us after all these years. Off-road abilities? The Jeep Grand Cherokee has got plenty, thanks to 8.6 inches of ground clearance. There are other Jeep trim levels, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the Jeep GC Trackhawk, with supercharged HEMI engine and quad pipes out-back.

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Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior:

Logically laid out, the Jeep Cherokee features the latest in modern features with easy to reach controls that are even accessible with gloves. The use of improved materials inside the Jeep and comfortable seating throughout makes the cabin of the Jeep Cherokee as warm and inviting as, well, a cabin!

The standard infotainment system of the Jeep Cherokee comes with a Uconnect 4 seven-inch touchscreen display. Order the uprated Uconnect 4 system and you'll take advantage of an 8-inch display with Alexa skills integration in the new Jeep Cherokee. As is becoming normal now, both systems are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. The Jeep Cherokee offers 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee interior also features two-rows for five passengers. There is no such thing as a "low-down" version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Order the base trim level Jeep Laredo and you will still receive a well-appointed luxurious interior. The front seats of the Jeep Grand Cherokee offer a multitude of adjustments and are great for the long haul. The rear seats of the Jeep Grand Cherokee offer nice support and can fold down for added cargo accommodations. By the numbers, there are 36.3 cubic feet behind the rear seat. Fold those forward and that space in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee increases to 68.3 cubic feet.

The Base level Jeep Grand Cherokee is complete with cloth fabric seats. Climb the options ladder to quickly find yourself swaddled in leather with heated and ventilated seating surfaces as well as power-adjustable lumbar support. There's even a panoramic sunroof available to enjoy your Jeep Grand Cherokee even more.

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Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Power:

The base Jeep Cherokee is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. EPA mileage estimates say to expect around 22 city /31 highway in front-wheel-drive mode from your Jeep Cherokee. Follow that with a 3.2-liter V6 engine capable of 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there's the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque of the new Jeep Cherokee.

All three engines of the Jeep Cherokee are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive is available on all engine types, depending on the Jeep trim level. If you plan on towing, expect to buy the 3.2-liter V6 Jeep Cherokee with its 4,500-pound towing capacity.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a bigger vehicle, so naturally, you would expect to find a larger powerplant under the hood. In this case, you would be right! Motive power comes from a choice of four engines, starting with FCA's 3.6-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Next is the Jeep 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

There's two more on tap and they are straight from the high-performance side of the equation. The first is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's a beast that pumps out 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque for incredible performance. But we're not finished.

There's also the smaller-but-mightier 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8, as found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. As its name implies, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is ready to burn rubber on your local race track and do it while utilizing all of its 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. 

So, Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee - which one is better? Both are excellent vehicles and you can't go wrong going with either of them. It all depends on your needs. But before you make the final choice read the five most important things to keep in mind while on the market for a new Jeep SUV.

Five Things to Think About When Buying a Jeep SUV or Crossover

  • Can it take me off-road? The Jeep Cherokee boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance while the Jeep Grand Cherokee clears almost 8.6 inches. Call it a wash. But they are still very capable vehicles. Able to take you way off the beaten path and back again.
  • Will it fit in my garage? We don't know! That's why it's a good idea to measure out the parking spot in your garage in advance. Use a tape measure to mark off the overall length, width and height of where you anticipate parking your vehicle. Find that information online by consulting the manufacturer's website. Advanced planning and even seeking an alternative parking area will go a long way to avoid post-purchase disappointment.
  • Will it Tow? If you intend to tow a boat, four-wheeler, jetski or whatever, consider how much it weighs, first. The Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee can handle up to 7,200 pounds. Those are typically at the limits of what a big boat or camping trailer might weigh. If your load is heavier, you might need to consider another vehicle.
  • Is it fast? The Jeep Cherokee, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will scoot. The HEMI-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee will scoot even faster still.

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 2020 Jeep Cherokee   
 Specifications 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2.4-liter I4 engine with 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque
3.2-liter V6 with 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque
2.0-liter turbo with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque
 Engine 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque
6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
6.2-liter Supercharged V8 with 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque
 Front or AWDDrive
9-speed automatic transmission
 Transmission8-speed automatic transmission
 5-passenger Passenger Capacity
 183.0 inchesTotal Length
189.8 inches
106.5 inches
114.7 inches
 73.2 inches w/ Mirrors Width 84.8 inches w/ Mirrors
 8.7 inches Ground Clearance
8.6 inches
Up to 4,500 pounds
 TowingUp to 7,200 pounds


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