Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Cherokee

Looking for a way to turn heads as you jet around Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, MA, with your kids in tow? Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) has two great options available: the 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

 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tech

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

  • 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 4,500 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be equipped with the following robust motors:

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine: 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine: 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo PHEV engine: 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque

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.

Ample Space for the Whole Family

In addition to an exciting performance, you need an SUV with plenty of room to comfortably bring along your kids. Whether you’re just taking a short trip to karate class or heading out on a fun weekend road trip, the 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

39.4 inches

38.5 inches

Front Legroom

41.3 inches

41.1 inches

Rear Legroom

38.2 inches

40.3 inches

While both the Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee have seating for five passengers, the Cherokee goes the extra mile with additional legroom for everyone on board.

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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Off Road
 Jeep Cherokee

Space 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: 37.7 cubic feet

Behind First Row: 70.8 cubic feet


Behind Rear Row: 25.8 cubic feet

Behind First Row: 54.7 cubic feet

Even though the Cherokee has more rear-seat 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Jeep Cherokee is right for you lies in your specific needs for your Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, lifestyle.

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.

To experience one—or both—Jeep SUVs firsthand, contact the team at Harr CDJR today!

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