Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee Comparison

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Jeep vehicles are designed with adventure in mind, but how do you choose the right model for your lifestyle? When it comes to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, both models sport impressive, unique features and capabilities that drivers in Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie don’t want to miss out on.

In this detailed comparison, we at Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) will introduce you to these two models and their many similarities and differences. Read ahead to see how these two vehicles stack up against each other when it comes to performance, off-road readiness, and safety!

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Performance

2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited Billet Silver The 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers three impressive engines in its powertrain lineup, starting with a standard 2.4L MultiAir® 4-cylinder engine. With this engine and its 9-speed automatic transmission partner, you’ll enjoy a peppy 180 horsepower and an impressive EPA-estimated 22 city/31 highway MPG.

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers a handful of engines to choose from, including a high-powered and supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, which makes a whopping 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power, you’ll be able to tow up to 7,200 pounds of trailer weight.

Up the capability in either vehicle with an available 4×4 drivetrain. These drivetrains send the perfect amount of power and torque to each wheel to ensure that you get the best grip possible, no matter what the road conditions are.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Off-Road Readiness

Jeeps are known for their adventuring skills. The 2019 Cherokee and the 2019 Grand Cherokee don’t disappoint in this area of expertise—they’re both designed to conquer not only flat-surface roads, but also rocks, mud, dirt, and quite a bit of water. No matter where you want to go, your Jeep can take you there.

This is thanks in part to impressive approach, breakover, and departure angles on both vehicles. Additionally, they can both ford quite a bit of water: The Cherokee can ford up to 19 inches of water, while the Grand Cherokee can ford up to 20 inches.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Dimensions

Jeep Cherokee Interior Technology The interior and exterior dimensions are different between the 2019 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, making each better suited for different things. For instance, the Cherokee has a shorter overall length and wheelbase, making it easier to maneuver through tight city streets. On the other hand, the larger wheelbase in the Grand Cherokee makes for a smoother, more stable ride across bumpy terrain.

Additionally, the extra length of the Grand Cherokee means it also has more interior cargo space, with a maximum cargo volume of 68.3 cubic feet, compared to 54.9 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Cherokee. However, the Cherokee offers more creative storage options, such as a hidden load floor in the rear cargo area and sliding rear seats so you can find the right balance of rear legroom and rear cargo space.

When it comes to passenger space, both SUVs comfortably seat up to five people. However, the Cherokee has slightly more legroom, while the Grand Cherokee has slightly more hip room. That means that the answer to which vehicle is more comfortable depends on which dimensions you find more important.

Cherokee Grand Cherokee
Exterior Length
182 in. 189.8 in.
Max Cargo Volume
54.9 cu. ft. 68.3 cu. ft.
Legroom (Front/Rear)
41.1 in./40.3 in. 40.3 in./38.6 in.
Hip Room (Front/Rear)
53.8 in./49.9 in. 57 in./56.2 in.


As far as interior conveniences go, both vehicles offer features such as a ComandView® Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, premium audio systems, and more.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Style

Both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee have exterior design features you’re used to seeing on members of the Jeep lineup, such as trapezoidal wheel arches and the signature 7-slot grille. However, there are also stylistic differences between these two vehicles.

For instance, the Cherokee comes with full LED exterior lighting, from fog lamps to tail lamps and everything in between. The LED daytime running lamps are designed to swoop across the top of the high/low LED headlamps for a distinctive design.

The headlamps on the Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, come in your choice of Halogen Quad or Bi-Xenon HID. LED tail lamps still come standard, and you can opt for premium LED fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps if you prefer.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Safety Features

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Whether you’re on the highway or in the middle of the woods, safety is a top priority. That’s why both the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are equipped with an array of safety features to form a comprehensive safety net for you and your loved ones.

Both models come standard with the following features:

  • Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

You’ll also have your choice of several available active safety features in both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee, including Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.

Plus, when you opt for a model with LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, your vehicle will monitor the lines that mark your lane, warning you if you begin to drift out of them to ensure you always stay safely within your own lane.

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Which One?

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee are both great choices for a safe yet adventure-filled drive. No matter which Jeep model you choose, you’ll be behind the wheel of a powerful, capable, stylish, and safe vehicle.

So, which one will you prefer? See them both up close and personal at Rockwall CDJR, where you can take each one for a spin to see what you think. Shoppers near Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!


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