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2019 Jeep Cherokee

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

$24,195 MSRP


$31,695 MSRP

Trim Levels

Uconnect with 7-inch touchscreen

Entertainment System

Uconnect with 7-inch touchscreen
3 engines

Engine Options

5 engines
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
4,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

7,200 pounds

Five-passenger SUVs aren’t exactly hard to come by near Cedar Rapids, but the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee stand head and shoulders above most competitors. Whether you’re looking for a spacious interior or impressive capacities, you’ll find that these models have everything you need. Since both have so much to offer, it’s far from uncommon for drivers to compare the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Thys Automotive Family. Make your decision today!

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Trims & Price

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is available for a starting price of $24,195 MSRP. Drivers who opt for this model will be able to choose from seven trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk®, Trailhawk® Elite, and Overland.

If you decide to go for the larger 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll pay at least $31,695 MSRP for the base trim. With twelve different levels to choose from, you’ll have numerous opportunities and reasons to upgrade. Select from the Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk®, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT®, and Trackhawk® levels.

Both models offer front-wheel drive, standard. However, each vehicle offers at least one of several different Jeep four-wheel drive systems across its trim levels. Opt for Jeep Active Drive I or choose the version that’s right for you.

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Interior Space & Features

As we noted above, both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee are capable of seating five passengers–but that’s not the only similarity between the cabins of these two models. Just for starters, each model has been equipped with Uconnect®, and features a standard 7-inch touchscreen. You’ll also receive a standard 6-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto® integration, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

Since both models offer so many great standard features, the main difference between these models just might be their size. As you probably expected, the Grand Cherokee dimensions make for a significantly more spacious cargo bay:

  • Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row
      • Cherokee: 25.8 cubic feet
      • Grand Cherokee: 36.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space with Seats Folded
    • Cherokee: 54.7 cubic feet
    • Grand Cherokee: 68.3 cubic feet

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Performance & Towing

It’s also important to note that while both SUVs are perfectly capable of powering your drives around and Marshalltown and Williamsburg, the Grand Cherokee offers powerful options that the Cherokee just can’t match. Get a sense of how they measure up:

  • The Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 180-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. Options for this model include a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, as well as 3.2L V6 with even more power.
  • Choose the Grand Cherokee for a standard 295-hp 3.6L V6. You can also upgrade with a 240-hp 3.0L turbo-diesel V6, a 360-hp 5.7L V8, or a 475-hp 6.4L V8. Last but not least, we have to mention the top-of-the-line 6.2L Supercharged V8, which delivers a full 707 hp.

The Jeep Cherokee towing capacity ranges between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds, while the Grand Cherokee towing capacity maxes out at an impressive 7,200 pounds.

Find Your Favorite Jeep at Thys Automotive Family

No matter where you land in the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect model when you come to Thys Automotive Family. Explore our new Jeep inventory online to learn about Jeep safety, performance, and more, then contact us to schedule a test drive you’ll never forget.

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