Posted on March 27, 2019
Compare Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee | Toronto, Mississauga
2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Let me guess. Your life is busy. You’ve got work, commuting, family, holidays, hobbies and the more mundane things like grocery shopping on your To Do List. You haven’t got a lot of time to figure out some of life’s more important questions like, should I buy a Jeep Cherokee or a Jeep Grand Cherokee? We at Ontario Chrysler have your back, Brampton, Barrie and Oakville.
Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee
- A new 2019 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 270 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque
- 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine with 271 HP and 239 lb-ft of twist
- A naturally aspirated 2.4L inline-four with 180 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque
- All engines are mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission
- different engine
- 3.6L Pentastar V6 makes 295 HP
- 5.7L V8 Hemi good for 360 HP
- 240 HP 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 with a whopping 420 lb-ft of torque
- 6.4L Hemi V8 rated at 475 HP
- 6.2L V8, rated at 707 HP
- All Grand Cherokee engines are mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
The choice for speed is obvious. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and its 707 HP. It goes 0-100 KPH in 3.5 seconds. That’ll get your grandma to the church picnic on time!
· Three 4×4 choices
· Jeep Active Drive I with a fully disconnecting 4x2 mode with automatic 4x4 engagement and is optional on the Latitude, Latitude Plus and Limited models
· Jeep Active Drive II unlocks an electronic 4x4 on the Latitude Plus and the Limited
· Jeep Active Drive Lock has full-time four-wheel drive mode with an active on-demand clutch and is standard on the Trailhawk.
· Ground clearance on the Trailhawk is 8.7 inches
· Approach and departure angles are maximums of 29.9 and 32.2 respectively
- Four 4×4 systems: Quadra-Trac I and II, Quadra-Drive II, and Quadra-Trac Active
- The full-time 4×4 systems put power out in either a 50/50 split with the 3.6L V6 engine or on a variable scale when hooked to the 6.4L V8
- The system that includes a 4×4 Low (Lock) setting is optional on the gas and diesel V6 machines, plus GCs with the Hemi-powered 5.7L V8
- Beastly 707-HP Trackhawk models are fitted with a single-speed full-time system
- Ground clearance ranges from 8.1 inches on the Trackhawk to an impressive 10.8 inches in Grand Cherokees with the air suspension, standard on the off-road-focused Trailhawk and two other luxury trims
Both of these Jeeps put their money where their mouth is, especially with the focused Trailhawk trims. Grand Cherokee does have a couple of extra options for delivering power to the road in the Trackhawk’s all-wheel-drive system.
· The 3.2L Pentastar V6 under its new-for-2019 hood, the Cherokee has a towing capability of 4,500 lbs
· An optional trailer tow group on the V6 and new 2.0L turbo engines adds a transmission cooler, Class III hitch, proper wiring, and a full-sized spare tire
- Tows a maximum of 7,200 lbs
- A specialized Trailer Tow group is available on every trim level and standard on Overland and Summit trims as well as the Trailhawk equipped with 4×4
- Air-lift suspension with load-leveling in the rear, heavy-duty engine cooling, a Class IV trailer hitch, plus the necessary 4/7 pin wiring harness.
The 3.2L V6’s towing capacity of 4,500 lbs is something to write home about, but the 7,200 lb rating of the Hemi-powered 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee wins the race on this one. Even the less-brutish V6 versions are able to haul 6,200 lbs when equipped with the optional package described above. If towing toys like a trailer or boat is something you’re looking for, the Grand Cherokee should be considered over its little brother.
· Apple CarPlay
· Android Auto
· Smallest infotainment touchscreen available is a 7.0-inch system is standard on base models
· Customizable main menu bar on the touchscreen is optional
· ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System is optional and displayed in the center of the
gauge cluster and operated with buttons on the steering wheel and the shifter
- The large 8.4-inch Uconnect system is standard except for the Laredo
- 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system
- Safety kit with adaptive cruise control and lane keeping. Self-Park
- SRT and Trackhawk trims feature five driving modes managing everything from sport to snow.
Both have great brag-worthy techie toys—it’s just about how much you want to brag.
· Headroom is about 40 inches
· Legroom is actually approximately 1.5 inches bigger than the Grand Cherokee
- Front and rear headroom is almost 40 inches
- Front row seats have 40.3 inches of legroom
- Second row has 38.6 inches of legroom
The Cherokee wins this one mostly due to its front-wheel drive system that creates a little more space.
· There is a total of 25.8 cubic feet of storage space, when the seats are upright, not counting the extra 0.7 cu-ft when the cargo floor is lowered slightly for the repositioning of the spare tire cover
· With the rear seats folded you have 54.7 cubic ft to play with
· Liftover height is 30.9 inches for a 4×4 model.
- 36.3 cubic feet of space is available in the cargo area behind the second row of seats
- Folding away that rear bench, leaving a two-seater, gives you 68.3 cubic ft
if you’re of the taller brand of folk, the Cherokee gives you the extra leg room you need
· Two wheel drives get approximately 48 KPG highway and 37 KPG city
· Active Drive I gets an estimated 34 KPG city and 47 highway
· Active Drive II gets 32 KPG city and 43 KPG highway
· Active Drive Lock gets 32 KPG city, but 42 KPG highway
- 3.6L V6 with a 4×2 drivetrain gets 31 KPG city and 42 KPG highway
- 4×4 gets 30 KPG city and 40 KPG highway
- 5.7L Hemi V8 4×4 gets 23 KPG city and 35 KPG
- 6.4L V8 engine does 21 KPG city and 32 KPG highway
- 6.2L Supercharged V8 gets 16 KPG city and 27 KPG highway
As the Cherokee is lighter it definitely comes in first place in this competition.
· Has had a major restyling
· New front end is now blends with the rest of the Jeep line-up
· A lightweight hood over a pair of LED headlamps with a traditional Jeep grille
· A larger wheel-to-body ratio especially on the Trailhawk, which offers 17-inch all-terrain tires
- Optional bi-xenon headlamps
- SRT and Trackhawk trims offer an aggressive yet functional exterior design that optimizes airflow and cooling duties
- The headlamps on the Trackhawk model also feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.
Both models are stylish and share a similar look in most areas. The Trackhawk offers more of an aggressive look and features a deep front air dam. Its big tires and dual exhaust tips also stand out.
With the upgrade in style, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers the best bang for your buck. If you’re looking for a little more space and some fancier options, the Grand Cherokee is your cushier ride.