Compare 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Ascent
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 Subaru Ascent
  293 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity
  3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Rear Cargo Space
  36.3 cu. ft. 17.8 cu. ft.
Parking Assistance
  Standard Not available

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

Serving Fairfax, VA

Picking out the exact crossover SUV that you want to make your own can be a challenge, and the first step is to narrow down your options to a specific model. The debate may be centered around the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Subaru Ascent for drivers who have solid demands for their vehicle's capabilities and crave modern features. While they are priced in the same ballpark, one vehicle stands above the other in critical areas.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a 3.6-liter, V6 engine that produces 293 horsepower at the base level. The engine is paired with an eight-speed auto transmission. The pairing supports a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. Alternative engines are also available. The Subaru Ascent, on the other hand, has a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. This engine generates 260 horsepower, and it is paired with a continuously variable transmission. The Ascent can tow up to 2,000 pounds.


These are larger SUVs that have unique styling from bumper to bumper. Comparatively, the 2021 Grand Cherokee has a boxier, more substantial shape with long accents running along the sides and the hood. It shows off Jeep’s popular, boxed-off grille, and the grille is integrated with LED headlights. From the foglamps to the trailer hitch and more, the Grand Cherokee is a functional vehicle that is easy on the eyes. The Ascent, on the other hand, has smoother surfaces with a sharp angle through the hood. The nose has pointed headlights and a chrome-accented grille.


When you check out their interiors, you may notice that they share some design traits. They both have a three-prong steering wheel and a central display screen that is flanked by air vents. The Grand Cherokee stands apart with this three-gauge display screen, it's three knobs to control the interior climate, and the overall smoothness of the aluminum accents. The Ascent has a smaller display screen, more knobs for a cluttered look, two gauges, and sharper accents on the steering wheel and around the air vents.

Our Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep team is ecstatic about meeting with you soon and will happily show off the Grand Cherokee’s full abilities when you drop by for a test drive. Contact us today to learn more about the Grand Cherokee and to plan your visit to the dealership.