2021 Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Starting MSRP

2.4L I-4 Tigershark with 180 to 271 hp

Base Engine

3.6L Pentastar V6 with 295 to 708 hp
2,000 lbs

Towing Capacity

3,500 to 7,200 lbs
128 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

105 cubic feet
54.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

68.3 cubic feet
22 city / 31 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city / 26 hwy

Jeep SUVs are renowned around Peoria for their off-road capabilities, but they’re also an excellent family vehicle! The 2021 Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee are versatile and well- equipped with the latest in-cabin technology, but which model is best for you? Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Peoria brings you this side-by-side comparison of the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee to help you find your fit. Learn more here, and then browse our Cherokee and Grand Cherokee inventories online or at the dealership to make your choice!

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee: Pricing

If affordability is your top priority, then you’ll want to go with the Cherokee. A comparison of the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee price by trim level shows lower pricing across the entire Cherokee lineup. That makes it a sensible choice for budget-conscious Dunlap families. Still, off-road enthusiasts looking for heavy-duty capability on the trail might prefer the size and specs of the Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee: Engines and Capability

Bartonville drivers looking for an off-road-ready ready SUV will love the Cherokee Trailhawk® trim that can tow up to 2,000 pounds. For most Galesburg families, that’s plenty for pulling a small boat or trailer. The 2021 Cherokee also has a significant advantage in fuel economy with a remarkable 22 mpg in the city and 31 miles on the highway. 

The Grand Cherokee makes up in power for what it lacks in fuel efficiency. The entry-level Laredo E can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and you can tow up to 7,200 pounds with the SRT® and Trackhawk trims. Compare the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee engine specs below:

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engine Options

  • 180-hp 2.4L I-4 engine
  • 270-hp 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder with ESS
  • 271-hp 3.2L Pentastar V6 with ESS

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

  • 295-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 with Variable-Valve Timing (VVT)
  • 360-hp 5.7L V8 with Fuel Saver and VVT
  • 475-hp 6.4L V8 SRT® with Fuel Saver
  • 707-hp 6.2L Supercharged V8

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Now that you’ve compared the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee, you probably know which one best fits your lifestyle and budget. Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Review our new vehicle specials, and then contact us today to get started!


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