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2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Grand Cherokee: What's the Difference?

2017 Jeep Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Cherokee

Engine:

2.4L I-4

Horsepower:

184 hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque:

171 ft-lbs. @ 4600 RPM

Fuel Economy:

21 city / 28 hwy mpg *

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Engine:

3.6-Liter V6

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque:

260 ft-lbs. @ 4000 RPM

Fuel Economy:

19 city / 26 hwy mpg *

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Spartanburg, Greenville, and Boiling Springs, SC

If you check out today's models, you will see that the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is more similar to the Grand Cherokee than it has ever been before. Every year the SUV-maker has been upgraded the Cherokee in various ways, bringing it more in line with its premium sibling. The result is a continuum of choices that starts with the most affordable Cherokee and ends with the most luxurious Grand Cherokee.

Performance

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee puts the focus on fuel economy with its smart 184-horsepower engine. Driving enthusiasts may want to step up to the V6 Cherokee with 271 horses under the hood. Making both engines do more with each drop of fuel, there is a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Grand Cherokees have an effective eight-speed automatic transmission to control any of its various powertrains. There is a V6, a V8, a turbodiesel, and a special SRT high-horsepower edition. Making them all better partners for your budget, there is a stop-start system. It reduces fuel use at red lights.

Appearance

The Cherokee is classified as small, although many would argue that it is quite spacious. A large backseat and generous cargo hold ensure that there is enough space for every person and their gear. The larger Grand Cherokee has an even bigger backseat and a cavernous cargo hold. In keeping with its premium nature, the iconic seven-slot grille looks different on the flagship Jeep than it does on the regular Cherokee. The sheet metal and trims are higher quality, even before you climb the trim ladder.

Cherokees come in eight varieties, starting with the very affordable Sport. Bronze exterior trim and tangerine interior trim are among its most fashionable highlights. In addition to the Limited and High Altitude models, there is a premium Overland edition. This Jeep feels more like a Grand Cherokee inside. There are handsome leathers and top amenities. With eight editions, Grand Cherokees start with the well-equipped Laredo and range upwards to the luxury Summit edition. For even more luxury, you can go for the SRT editions. In all, buyers have more than 15 varieties when they consider both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee trims. That range gives shoppers many price points to match their lifestyle.

Safety

Since it is smaller, the Cherokee has a few extra airbags compared to the Grand. On the other hand, the larger Grand has special features such as rain brake support and ready alert braking. Both come with Jeep's enhanced accident response system. If a wreck occurs, the Jeep knows to shut off the engine, turn on the hazard lights and unlock the doors. Although the crash avoidance features aren't offered on as many Cherokee models, the menu does offer what Grand Cherokee does. This includes the parallel parking system that can put the SUV into a straight or perpendicular space with little input from the driver. You can get forward collision warning with an autobrake. An active lane assist, blind spot monitor and adaptive cruise control round out the offerings.


See the whole family of Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs at Spartanburg Jeep.

* Actual mileage may vary.

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