2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2020 Jeep Cherokee

  Engine

3.6L V6 2.4L I-4

  Horsepower

293 180

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/26 * 22/31 *

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Gillette, WY

Deciding to purchase a Jeep from White's Energy Motors is easy to do, but picking out the exact model and trim that you want to commit to can be more challenging. Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are sport utility vehicles that are well-known for their exciting capabilities and modern comforts, so these models understandably have your full attention. The Cherokee falls under the compact crossover SUV umbrella, and the Grand Cherokee is a midsize crossover SUV. Because these two models are neighbors in the Jeep lineup, close examination reveals that they have impressive similarities and critical differences.

Performance

While the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are both trail-rated and excel in off-road driving situations, the larger Grand Cherokee is available with several powertrain options that are more powerful than the Cherokee's options. The Cherokee is available with an I4, 2.4-liter gas engine that produces 180 horsepower with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Another powertrain available in select Cherokee trims is a 3.2-liter, V6 powertrain with the same transmission, and it gives you 271 horsepower. In comparison, the base powertrain for the 2020 Grand Cherokee is a Pentastar V6, a 3.6-liter engine that puts out 295 horsepower. The top powertrain is a 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 configuration that generates 707 horsepower.

Appearance

The 2020 Grand Cherokee is visibly more significant than the Cherokee, but these are both two-row SUVs. The exterior of the Grand Cherokee is defined by commanding height-balanced with an aerodynamic profile and dramatic personality lines down the sides and hood. The Cherokee, on the other hand, sits slightly lower to the ground. Its exterior design expresses its power, and it does so with smoother surfaces than what you will find on the Grand Cherokee's exterior. The Cherokee is available with up to 18-inch wheels, and the Grand Cherokee is offered with up to 20-inch wheels. Both of these vehicles have powered and heated side mirrors, a vertical bar design across the grille, daytime running lights, and more.

Features

The dashboards in these two popular Jeep models are comparable thanks to the wing-like port that their touch display screens and central air vents sit in. However, the wings on this feature in the Cherokee angle up and to the rear slightly while the Grand Cherokee has a flat surface across this area of the dashboard. The Grand Cherokee has a higher price tag, so you can reasonably expect it to have superior standard features as you match up the models' comparable trims. Some of the items that are included in both models are Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, UConnect, Android Auto, cruise control, assistive safety features, an auto climate management system, heated seats, and more.

Your comparison of the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee can continue in person. Visit White's Energy Motors today to admire the differences and similarities between these two models through a few test drives.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.