2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Chevy Traverse
If it’s time to upgrade to a larger SUV, you may consider the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse. They’re the size and style you’ve been searching for around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts—but which is the better choice?
Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) created this comparison for you and others weighing the merits of both models. Use this as part of your research to see which SUV reigns supreme.
A choice of engines can be found with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine comes standard like its competitor, the Chevy Traverse. Yet the Jeep provides two other engines, which include the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine and the optional 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo PHEV engine. The latter produces 375 horsepower with 470 lb-ft of torque that bests all the engines altogether.
When you’re looking to tow a boat or trailer full of bikes or DIY materials, you want the maximum towing capacity. Make sure that you check to see how much you plan to haul or how much your boat can hold. With the Jeep, it can tow a maximum of 7,200 pounds in specific trims. The Chevy tows up to 5,000 pounds, so that may not suffice.
In the Grand Cherokee, you can get premium devices and features such as the upgraded Uconnect® 5-equipped 10.1-inch touchscreen and available 16-way power-adjustable seats.
At its best, the Traverse provides an optional 8-inch touchscreen with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System. And the best seat in the house offers half the number of adjustments.
Plus, the available 10-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System in the Chevy cannot put on as good of a show as the 19-speaker McIntosh® upgraded audio system.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee can add so many other extra infotainment benefits. They include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- 10-inch Head-Up Display
- Rear Entertainment System
You can even enjoy massage modes through the Jeep seats—a perk not found in the Chevy.
While both vehicles supply you with many of the standard safety systems you’ve come to expect, like Blind Spot Monitoring and Adaptive Cruise Control, the Jeep has a few unexpected others.
To start off, the Grand Cherokee gives you Drowsy Driver Detection and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. These systems can help you stay aware when you’re tired or distracted and expertly pull you into a snug space you may have dismissed before driving the Jeep.
Three optional safety systems can be added to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. They include:
- Intersection Collision Assist
- Night Vision
- Traffic Sign Recognition
The Chevy Traverse does not have any of these more nuanced systems. So, you can feel confident that you’ll stay protected and alert in any daunting intersection or aware of pedestrians and critters with the Night Vision system. You’ll know when to reduce your speed or if there’s a stop sign coming up.
So, now that you’ve heard how the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse measure up, have you decided? When driving around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA, you’ll want the majesty and amenity-packed SUV that is the Jeep. To get acquainted with it, reserve a test drive at Harr CDJR.