Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Cherokee

2021 Grand Cherokee

Looking for a way to turn heads as you jet around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA, with your kids in tow? Harr CDJR has two great options available to you: the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee.

So, how do you know which of these SUVs is the right match for you? Luckily, our team is here to show you what makes each ride so unique.

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Power Your Drives

When looking for your next SUV, one of the biggest factors you’ll want to consider is performance. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is sure to ignite your daily drives with the following powertrain options to choose from:

  • 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine: 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6 engine: 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0-liter turbo engine: 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque

When properly armed, this SUV can take on hauls up to 4,000 pounds, so your small camper can make the journey with you. If you opt for the available 2.0-liter motor, you’ll also be treated to an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway MPG, designed to keep you on the road longer.

Looking to kick the power up a notch? The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be equipped with the following robust motors:

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine: 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine: 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4-liter SRT® V8 engine: 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine: 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque

Each of these engines has its own unique perks. For example, the available 707-horsepower motor can take you from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 thrilling seconds. The extra brawn of these engines also allows you to haul a maximum 7,200 pounds to take a larger boat or camper along with you.

2021 Grand Cherokee Interior Cabin 1Ample Space for the Whole Family

In addition to an exciting performance, you need an SUV with plenty of room to bring your kids along comfortably. Whether you’re just taking a short trip to karate class or a fun weekend road trip, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee both have a roomy cabin everyone’s sure to love:





Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Front Headroom

39.9 inches

39.4 inches

Rear Headroom

39.2 inches

38.5 inches

Front Legroom

40.3 inches

41.1 inches

Rear Legroom

38.6 inches

40.3 inches

While both the Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee have seating for five passengers, the Cherokee goes the extra mile with extra legroom for every member of your family.

Need seating for six or seven passengers to accommodate your growing family? If so, then be sure to check out the Grand Cherokee L with three rows of seating.

2021 Grand Cherokee CargoSpace for All Your Essentials

Even with a packed cabin, you need to have plenty of room for your everyday essentials. From groceries to weekend bags and camping gear, these Jeep SUVs can fit it all with the following cargo dimensions:





Grand Cherokee

Behind Rear Row: 36.3 cubic feet

Behind First Row: 68.3 cubic feet


Behind Rear Row: 25.8 cubic feet

Behind First Row: 54.7 cubic feet

Even though the Cherokee has more legroom to offer, it’s the Grand Cherokee that scores a win when it comes to maximum cargo space. Additionally, the Grand Cherokee L ups the maximum cargo room to 84.6 cubic feet when both rear rows are folded flat.

Grand Cherokee vs Cherokee: Which Jeep SUV Is Right for You?

The answer to whether the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Jeep Cherokee is right for you lies in your specific Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, lifestyle needs.

If you’re looking for refined engine power and extra cargo space, be sure to check out the Grand Cherokee or the Grand Cherokee L. If, instead, you want a fuel-efficient SUV, come get behind the wheel of the Cherokee.

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