2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Cherokee 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  Engine

2.4L I-4 3.6L V6

  Horsepower

180 295

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/31 * 19/26 *

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Fairfax, VA

The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are two of Jeep’s compact and midsize SUV models, respectively. As their names would suggest, these models are incredibly similar, with the Grand Cherokee acting as an upgraded, big-brother version of the Cherokee. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has some stiff competition in its midsize SUV class, which includes popular models such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, and Kia Sorento models. Despite these models acting in two of the most competitive markets (aside from pickup trucks), the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models have consistently been solid choices with little downside.

Performance

The base engine for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a modest 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower. Most people opt into the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, with start-stop capabilities for added fuel efficiency, which creates up to 270 horsepower. A higher maximum towing capacity is possible with the Cherokee’s 271 horsepower V6 engine option. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee no longer comes with a diesel engine option, but each engine option on the Grand Cherokee is considerably stronger than even the Cherokee’s most robust engine option. The base engine for the current Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 295 horsepower V6 engine that is more than capable of moving this large model in most driving situations. The most robust engine option for this model comes from the Grand Cherokee’s Trackhawk trim, which comes with a supercharged V8 engine that makes an insane 707 horsepower. This is the same engine used on the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat models.

Appearance

As their names would suggest, the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee have a very similar appearance. The Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior is nearly identical to the Cherokee exterior, despite being considerably more spacious. The interior is where these models differ extensively. The 2020 Cherokee’s interior is nice and features soft-touch materials that are fair for the price of the model. The 2020 Grand Cherokee’s interior separates itself from the competition with a solid interior design, and tons of high-end materials, such as leather and real wood.

Features

The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee’s infotainment systems are nearly identical, although the Grand Cherokee has optional features that the Cherokee doesn’t, such as a premium sound system, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Other than that, both models come with a 7-inch display or an 8.4-inch display that’s compatible with features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and more.

The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models both have a generous list of advanced safety technology that includes crucial features like parking sensors, a rear-view camera, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. Of course, the Grand Cherokee, which has a significantly larger price tag, includes other features (not available to the Cherokee) such as automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, parallel/perpendicular parking assistance, and more.

To inquire about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Grand Cherokee models, come check us out in Fairfax, VA!

* ** Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.