2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What are the Differences Between the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

You cannot go wrong when it comes to choosing a Jeep vehicle. Still, you want to make sure you are choosing the right model for you. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee and 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee sound so similar that many people do not think about their differences. Today we are going to go over the differences between these two models in their base trims.

Mechanical & Performance Specs on the 2021 Jeep Cherokee & 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A 2021 Jeep Cherokee driving on a dirt road

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is categorized as a compact SUV, whereas the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an SUV. The “grand” in Grand Cherokee equates to how it is bigger than the Jeep Cherokee. This does impact the fuel economy. The 2021 Cherokee can achieve 22/31 mpg in the city/highway, respectively. However, the 2021 Grand Cherokee has a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The 2021 Grand Cherokee is able to tow 1,500 more pounds than the 2021 Cherokee with a 3,500-pound towing capacity.

The 2021 Grand Cherokee can achieve higher speeds quicker with its 3.6-L V6 24V VVT engine. The 2021 Cherokee has a 2.4-L I4 Zero Evap MultiAir® engine with start and stop technology. This may be more optimal for someone that is looking for an everyday vehicle rather than one built for speed. Both vehicles have automatic transmissions, which makes each ride smooth.

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Interior Features on the 2021 Cherokee & 2021 Grand Cherokee

A red-colored 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked outside near trees

Both models are decked out with cloth bucket seats. The 2021 Grand Cherokee has heated front seats to warm you during those chilly mornings; however, the 2021 Cherokee has 60/40 split fold-down reclining seats in the rear row. When it comes to sound systems, both Jeep models have Uconnect® 4 with a seven-inch display. If you are someone that wants to be able to utilize Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®, then you would want to choose the 2021 Cherokee or select a higher trim of the 2021 Grand Cherokee. The base trim of the 2021 Grand Cherokee does not have many infotainment features to offer.

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Learn More About the 2021 Cherokee & 2021 Grand Cherokee

If you want to learn more about what these two Jeep models have to offer, stop by Stony Plain Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in Stony Plain AB today! Our staff would be happy to take you for a test drive and go over any additional questions you may have.