Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Cherokee: What are the Differences?

A comparison of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Cherokee

If you're looking for a strong and capable vehicle designed to tackle any environment, then you've likely landed upon both the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. These two rugged SUVs have a proven reputation of reliability and quality, ready for whatever adventure you have in store!

To display the capabilities of these two timeless Jeep vehicles, our experts have pitted them head-to-head comparing the best features and specs of each model. Read through our Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep Cherokee page, then head over to our Hampshire, IL, new inventory to see our current model availability. Now is a great time to purchase a new Jeep, as our James Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is featuring special offers on both the 2019 Cherokee and 2019 Grand Cherokee. If you have any questions, contact a team member online or at (847) 683-2424.

Performance

Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are equipped with powerfully capable engines, each with distinct attributes and strengths. The Cherokee champions fuel efficiency, getting over 30 MPG highway, while the Grand Cherokee provides brute force with 295 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. See the table below for details:

Jeep Cherokee

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

2.4L I4 MultiAir®

Engine

3.6L V6

180 HP

Horsepower

295 HP

171 lb.-ft.

Torque

260 lb.-ft.

Up to 2,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 3,500 lbs.

22 city / 31 highway

Fuel Efficiency

18 city / 25 highway

The dashboard on the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Interior

While you may be trundling through rough country in your Jeep, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be comfortable. The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are outfitted with premium-feel materials and many convenience features to keep you content wherever you're travelling. Look through the table below for key interior features:

Jeep Cherokee

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Driver seat, and sideview mirror memory
  • 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar
  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power liftgate

Available Features

  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • 8-way power front seats w/ 4-way power lumbar
  • Driver seat, and sideview mirror memory
  • Active noise-control system
  • Auto-dimming rearview and sideview mirrors
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob & instrument panel
  • Power sunroof

Cargo Space

Included in the capabilities of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee is the ability to stow an impressive amount of cargo, with ample space provided in the rear and the cabin in total. Cargo specs for each model can found below:

Cherokee

  • Total: 54.9 cu.-ft.
  • Rear: 25.8 cu.-ft.

Grand Cherokee

  • Total: 68.3 cu.-ft.
  • Rear: 36.3 cu.-ft.
A silver 2019 Jeep Cherokee driving down a road at sunset
A red 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving down an open road

Safety & Technology

Remain secure, alert, and entertained with the wide range of safety and tech features offered on the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. From intuitive infotainment systems to intelligent safety software, you'll surely be impressed by the equipment on each model. See important safety and tech features of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in the table below:

Jeep Cherokee

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV w/ 8.4-in. touchscreen display w/ GPS navigation
  • SiriusXM® w/ Traffic & Travel Link®
  • Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® integrated voice command
  • 7-in. configurable TFT color display

Available Features

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV w/ 8.4-in. touchscreen display w/ GPS Navigation
  • SiriusXM® w/ Traffic & Travel Link®
  • Bluetooth® integrated voice command
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system
  • 7-in. LCD instrument cluster
  • Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™
  • Rear seat dual screen Blu-Ray®/DVD player

Schedule a Test Drive at James CDJR

Be inspired to explore with the 2019 Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee! If you've decided on which model suits you best, head to our James Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram inventory to view our current trim selection, then be sure to browse our special offers as well. For any further questions, please contact a team member at our Hampshire, IL, location online or at (847) 683-2424.

A red 2019 Jeep Cherokee offroading in a river
A silver 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked at a mountain overlook

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