Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Jeep Cherokee Comparison Faulkner Auto Group

For generations, Jeep has designed some of the most capable and fun-to-drive SUVs on the market. Stylish, versatile, and ready to head off the beaten path at a moment’s notice, it’s no wonder the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee remain popular options for drivers throughout the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose areas.

To help you determine which is the right choice for you and your family, Faulkner Auto Group created this helpful comparison outlining what sets each SUV apart from the competition.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Jeep Cherokee: Key Specs

Whether you appreciate the high-end comfort and capability of the Grand Cherokee midsize SUV or the fuel-efficient performance of the Cherokee compact SUV, each delivers a long list of qualities guaranteed to heighten your everyday drive:

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Trim Levels



Seating Capacity



EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city/26 highway*

22 city/31 highway*

Max Towing Capacity

7,200 pounds

4,500 pounds

Standard 4×4 System

Selec-Terrain® System

Jeep Active Drive I

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Jeep Cherokee: Engine and Performance Specs

Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee PerformanceMeticulously engineered to provide smooth, on-road drivability with serious off-road confidence, each SUV is suited to complement your active lifestyle and ever-changing needs.

The base Grand Cherokee offers four distinct engine options, and its top supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is able to produce a jaw-dropping 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of trail-trekking torque. Of course, for everyday commuting, you might be more inclined to go with its base 3.6L V6 engine, which supplies 295 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

By comparison, the base Jeep Cherokee trim provides an efficient and sporty 2.4L MultiAir® Tigershark® 4-cylinder engine, which pumps an exciting 181 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims have the option to be outfitted with either a 2.0L Turbo or mighty 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine.

Interior and Cargo Space

From shuttling the JV basketball team to the big game to packing up for a weekend camping trip with the family, each SUV delivers enough room for you to comfortably stretch out for the journey:

Interior Space

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Headroom (front/rear)

39.9/39.2 inches

39.4/38.5 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

40.3/38.6 inches

41.1/40.3 inches

Total Interior Volume

140.5 cubic feet

128 cubic feet

Total Cargo Space

68.3 cubic feet

54.9 cubic feet

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Jeep Cherokee: Interior Features

While on the outside, each SUV strikes a dominant stance with aerodynamic good looks, on the inside, you’ll find cabins centered around comfort and ease-of-use.

Depending on the trim level, each model boasts perforated leather seating along with heated and ventilated front seats to keep you nice and cozy no matter what the weather is outside. You’ll also find each SUV offers an available CommandView® dual-pane panoramic sunroof that invites the outside world in with the touch of a button.

Innovative Technology

Interior Comparison of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee Harrisburg PAHelping you to stay in control of your journey, the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee also feature a 7-inch Digital Cluster Display located behind the steering wheel. This modern technology allows drivers to quickly look up vital information, such as engine specs, fuel economy, navigation, and radio information, all while keeping their eyes fixed on the path ahead.

Want to stream your favorite music on your way to the weekend ski trip? Need suggestions on a good place to stop for lunch along the way? Thanks to each SUV’s Uconnect® 4 interface with a 7-inch touchscreen, you and your crew can easily access a full suite of innovative features, such as:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM® Traffic™ Plus

Schedule a Test Drive Today!

Now that you’ve read our head-to-head comparison, we encourage you to stop by our convenient location for an up-close experience with each SUV!

If you currently live near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg or Trevose, visit Faulkner Auto Group or go online to schedule a personal test drive today!



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