2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


22/31 mpg

Fuel Economy - City/Hwy

19/26 mpg
2.4L I-4


3.6L V-6
180 @ 6,400RPM


293 @ 6,400RPM
4,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,200 pounds
54.7 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

68.3 cubic feet


Which should you take home, theJeep Cherokee orJeep Grand Cherokee? It’s a tough choice. Either SUV would make a fine addition to any Normal driveway. If you’re having an internal Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee debate, we’re here to help. Read our side-by-side comparison of the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee below.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee: Price

We think either SUV is a great value. That’s even more true when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. But you get a little more SUV with the Grand Cherokee, so that’s going to be reflected in the price. Here are the starting prices of each:

  • 2021 Jeep Cherokee – $26,555 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee – $34,220 MSRP

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Under the Hood

Did you know that both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee offer best-in-class towing? They’re in different classes, however, so the Grand Cherokee has the higher towing capacity. The Grand Cherokee offers more power all around, as it comes standard with a V6 engine, compared to the I-4 engine in the Cherokee.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs

  • Base engine – 2.4L I-4 Tigershark
  • Horsepower – 180 @ 6,400RPM
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 4,500 pounds (when properly equipped)

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs

  • Base engine – 3.6L Pentastar V6
  • Horsepower – 293 @ 6,400RPM
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 7,200 pounds (when properly equipped)

Jeep Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Gas Mileage

Both of these automobiles offer impressive gas mileage, but you can expect better fuel economy from the Cherokee on your Champaign commute, as it has a smaller engine. Here’s the EPA-Estimated gas mileage for each:

2021 Jeep Cherokee

  • City – 22 mpg
  • Highway – 31 mpg

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • City – 19 mpg
  • Highway – 26 mpg

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Interior Dimensions

There’s plenty of room in both vehicles for your passengers and cargo. Which has more space? This one is a toss-up. The Cherokee has more passenger volume, while the Grand Cherokee has more cargo space.

2021 Jeep Cherokee

  • Passenger Volume – 128 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume – 54.7 cubic feet

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Passenger Volume – 105 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume – 68.3 cubic feet

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