Up until recently, Jeep only developed 2-row SUVs, like the classic Jeep Grand Cherokee. That all changed with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. If you want classic Jeep capability and styling plus the added benefit of a third row, the Grand Cherokee L is for you.

Many around Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Auburn, MA, may be curious how these two vehicles stack up. We’ve thought about that at Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR), too. So, we decided to craft a Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison!

Grand Cherokee L vs Grand Cherokee: What’s the Difference in Cabin Space?

 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Line Up

The main reason you might move from the traditional Grand Cherokee to the Grand Cherokee L is the third row. So, in general, how does the cabin of the Grand Cherokee L compare to its slightly smaller sibling, the Grand Cherokee?

Well, first, there’s the matter of cargo space. The 2-row Grand Cherokee is capable of supporting plenty of goods. The maximum cargo volume measures 70.8 cubic feet, while the cargo area behind the second row measures 37.7 cubic feet.

As you might imagine, the Grand Cherokee L is more spacious, offering 17.2 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row, and 84.6 cubic feet of maximum storage room!

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is a touch roomier for passengers in the middle row, too. The front legroom measures 41.3 inches, and the second-row legroom measures 39.4 inches. By comparison, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers 41.3 inches for front occupants, and 38.2 inches for those in back.

Third-row passenger measurements for the Jeep Grand Cherokee L are:

  • 30.3 inches of legroom
  • 37.3 inches of headroom
  • 56.3 inches of hip room
  • 51.9 inches of shoulder room

The passenger volume of the 2-row SUV checks in at 145 cubic feet, while the 3-row variant offers 152 cubic feet.

Grand Cherokee L vs Grand Cherokee: Similarly Capable

Jeep Grand Cherokee Detail

There isn’t much difference in the capability of these two renowned SUVs. If you want to do a lot of towing, or opt for a large engine, both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L can accommodate.

Maximum towing capacity for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV tops out at 7,200 pounds when properly equipped, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee L provides a maximum of 6,500 pounds when properly equipped. You can confidently travel off-road in either model, too.

Each Grand Cherokee can be outfitted with the acclaimed Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension System, which will alter the ground clearance of the vehicle to help you overcome rugged terrain. The maximum ground clearance of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L measures 10.9 inches, while the maximum ground clearance of the Grand Cherokee measures a near-identical 10.8 inches.

Each Version of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Excels at Its Mission

At its core, the Grand Cherokee has always been a rugged, capable SUV ideal for families around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Which size is best for you comes down to preference. If you want to sit in and test drive both the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you can do so at Harr CDJR!

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