2018 Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

In the Berlin, Salisbury, and Ocean City areas, there's plenty of great beaches and hiking trails within driving distance. This is likely why the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee are such popular vehicle choices among locals. 

Though these SUVs may appear similar, they do have a few key differences that drivers should be aware of. And in this comparison, the Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team is going to go over all of them.

Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Performance Specs

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee rolls in with quite a bit of power in its standard powertrain. It comes equipped with a 2.4L MultiAir® inline 4-cylinder engine. As something of a smaller powertrain, it maxes out at 184 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque.

That's certainly a hefty amount of power. However, if you need a little extra muscle, the bigger Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 3.6L V6 engine with variable valve timing. This beefier powertrain is able to produce 295 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Grand Cherokee is lucky in that it comes with a start-stop dual battery system. This feature allows the Grand Cherokee to turn on and off autonomously during idling periods to save fuel. It helps the SUV maintain 25 highway/18 city MPG.1 That's almost as much as the 28 highway/21 city MPG maintained by the Jeep Cherokee!1

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Towing Abilities

Both these SUVs are made for adventure. For this reason, you'll have awesome handling features in both, such as Jeep Active Drive I in the Jeep Cherokee and Quadra-Trac I® 4WD in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Both will come in handy if you need to haul any other vehicles or gear behind you. Of course, since the Grand Cherokee is a bit more powerful, it also has a higher towing capacity. It can haul up to 6,200 pounds while the Jeep Cherokee hauls 4,500 pounds maximum.

SUV Interior Differences

Size seems to be a running theme in this comparison, so it should come as no surprise that you'll find some size differences in the interiors of these SUVs, as well.

The Jeep Cherokee, despite being smaller than its family-member, is still quite spacious for its class. In total, it has 103.4 ft3 to offer passengers, as well as 24.6 ft3 of cargo space behind the second row. 

Of course, the Grand Cherokee adds in a little more room to stretch. The cabin has 105.4 ft3 to offer, as well as 36.3 ft3 of cargo room behind the second row. If you have a bigger family, this may be the more fitting option.

Choose the Right Jeep SUV

Despite their differences in size, Berlin, Salisbury, and Ocean City drivers can rest assured that they're getting excellent performance, safety, and comfort in both the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

You can take both these cars for a spin at Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Contact us today to schedule your test drive!

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