Jeep vehicles are known for their supreme off-road capabilities and rugged construction designed to help you tackle a wide range of situations. But with a plethora of vehicle options-each with its own host of benefits-you may be wondering which of these commanding vehicles you should get behind the wheel of and tame.

Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Harford County created this helpful comparison of two of the most popular 2021 models: The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Drivers around the areas of Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland, should read on to see what sets these SUVs apart-and contact our sales team if you have any questions.

Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Engine





EPA-estimated MPG

Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

Jeep Cherokee

2.4L I4 Tigershark® Multiair® 2 Engine

180 hp

171 lb-ft

22 city/31 highway

2,000 pounds

3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine

271 hp

239 lb-ft

20 city/29 highway

4,500 pounds

2.0L Turbo Engine

270 hp

295 lb-ft

23 city/31 highway

4,000 pounds

Jeep Grand Cherokee

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine

293 hp

260 lb-ft

19 city/26 highway

3,500 pounds

5.7L Hemi® V8 Engine

360 hp

390 lb-ft

14 city/22 highway

7,200 pounds

6.4L V8 SRT® V8 Engine

475 hp

470 lb-ft

13 city/19 highway

7,200 pounds

6.2L Supercharged V8 Engine

707 hp

645 lb-ft

11 city/17 highway

7,200 pounds

If you want impressive fuel economy that'll help you traverse the open road for miles before you need to refuel, opt for the 2.4L I4 Tigershark® Multiair® 2 engine standard in the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. This motor's armed with Engine Stop/Start technology to provide you with an EPA-estimated 22 city/31 highway MPG.

If power is more your style, consider the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's three available engines that, when properly equipped, can haul up to 7,200 pounds. You can bring a lightweight camper on a trailer along on your next adventure.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Off-Roading Giant

True to their brand, the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are armed with multiple 4-wheel drive options to create a stable ride through a variety of conditions. Your selected system pairs with a Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with five settings to match the terrain you're encountering. Select from modes such as Snow or Rock to coordinate up to 12 vehicle systems for the ultimate traction and control.

Despite these similarities, there are some notable differences in their stature. Every 4WD 2021 Jeep Cherokee sits an impressive 8.7 inches off the ground, offering 19 inches of maximum water fording, perfect for tackling some extreme conditions.

However, if you want to take your excursions to the next level, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee might be a better option for you with a ground clearance of 10.8 inches and water fording in 20 inches of water.

Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Interior Comparison

Once again, the interiors of these 5-seater SUVs boast many similarities, including available front seat heating to keep you warm when trekking through snowy terrain. When the sun starts to shine again, you can cruise around the inner harbor in comfort, thanks to available ventilated front seating as well.

The larger stature of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee leads to more interior space, though. You'll be treated to 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats, enough to store camping equipment and other road trip essentials. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee, on the other hand, is slightly smaller, offering 25.8 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second-row seats. So, the answer to which of these vehicles is best suited to you lies in your personal road trip needs.

Test Drive a Jeep near Edgewood MD Today!

Whether you prefer the Grand Cherokee or the Cherokee, you can test drive your favorite 2021 Jeep SUV at Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Harford County. Our friends near the Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, areas, can visit us today to get started on the car-buying process.

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