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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Cherokee

This page compares the Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Jeep Cherokee 


Jeep is brought back the Cherokee name, but the vehicle has come a long way since the "squarebox" days. So what is the difference between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee?

Executive Summary:
They don't call the big brother Grand Cherokee for nothing.  It is the ultimate Jeep...in ride, prestige, and technology.  Built on a heavy duty frame,
Grand Cherokee delivers superior off-road performance.  If you want a Jeep but don't plan on spending lots of time in the mud and boulders, the Cherokee will still get you through New England's toughest winters.  With better fuel economy and a smaller footprint, Cherokee will give you the rugged Jeep experience for less cost.

Both come come standard with:

  • Personalized Instrument Cluster - choose what you want to see.
  • Command View dual pane sun roof - look at the stars from the front AND back seat.
  • Optional Trail rated packages for serious off-roading.
  • Park assist to make parallel parking super easy.
  • Uconnect with Satellite Navigation - integrate your phone(s) completely with your vehicle.
  • Select Terrain traction control - personalize the ride settings to conditions (snow, sand, mud & rock)
  • 3yr/36000mile Bumper to Bumper warranty and
    5yr/100000 mile Drivetrain Warranty


Ground Clearance:

Grand Cherokee: 8.6 inches

8.7 inches (Limited and Trailhawk)

Both vehicles come with Select Terrain traction control that can give you the traction you need through rain, snow and even mud.




Grand Cherokee


Cargo Space and Towing Capacity:

This is one area where you notice the Grand Cherokee's bigger size.

  • 36.3 cubic feet cargo capacity with seats up
  • 7400 lbs towing



  • 24.8 cubic feet cargo capacity with seats up
  • 4500 lbs towing



Pay about $8,000 less for the Cherokee.

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Grand Cherokee's V6 has an additional 20 horsepower and 20 foot pounds of torque compared to Cherokee's smaller V6.  The four cylinder in the Cherokee and the Diesel in the Grand Cherokee both average about 30 mpg.

  • 3.6 liter V6
  • 5.7 liter V8
  • 3.0 liter diesel


  • 2.4 liter I4
  • 3.2 liter V6



Your father's Oldsmobile had three or four speeds.  Today's Jeeps earn great fuel economy with sophisticated transmissions capable of finding an engine's sweet spots for power and fuel economy.

  • 8 speed automatic


  • 9 speed automatic
Fuel Range, Capacity, and MPG:

Cherokee is smaller and lighter, with a smaller engine.  Grand Cherokee has enormous tank for impressive range. 
  • Range: 590 miles
  • 24.6 gallon tank
  • 17city/24 hwy
  • Range: 490 miles
  • 15.8 gallon tank
  • 31 hwy

Exterior Features:

  • All-Season Tires                 
  • 17in Alloy Wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Chrome trim packages

  • All-Season          Tires
  • 17in Aluminum Wheels
  • Privacy Glass
  • Halogen Projector Fog Lamps



  • Uconnect 5.0 with AM/FM/Bluetooth
  • Touch screen
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Wood trim panels



  • Fold Down front passenger seat with in seat storage
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Wireless charging pad
Base Model Colors:

  • Billet Silver
  • Bright White
  • Brilliant Black
  • Deep Cherry Red
  • Black Forest Green
  • Cashmere Pearl
  • True Blue

  • Brilliant Black
  • Deep Cherry Red
  • Bright White
  • True Blue
  • Billet Silver
  • Eco Green
  • Cashmere
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 Some More Grand Cherokee and Cherokee Options:
  • Heated Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Satellite Radio
  • Sun Roof
  • Upgraded Uconnect w/ Satellite Navigation
  • Keyless Entry
  • Larger More Stylish Rims
  • Upgraded Leather Interior

Planet serves the Jeep needs of Boston, Worcester, Providence, and Pawtucket.
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