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


2.4L I-4 3.6L V-6


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  MPG (City/Highway)

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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving New Bern, NC

At Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, our customers often inquire about the differences between the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. The Cherokee has been offered since 1974 and has transformed dramatically across five distinctive generations. It is a compact crossover SUV that sits below the Grand Cherokee in the Jeep lineup. The Grand Cherokee is a midsize crossover SUV that was introduced in 1993, and it is currently in the middle of its fourth generation. These are both stunning, capable vehicles that are offered at several trim levels, and our Jeep sales team is eager to help you explore their differences in detail.


Both of these models are trail-rated, which means that they meet established standards for articulation, ground clearance, water fording, traction, and maneuverability. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is available with three 4x4 options and three impressive powertrain possibilities. This begins with a 2.0-liter turbo engine that has impressive towing capabilities and that delivers 270 horsepower. Superior powertrains are the Tigershark Multiair 2 2.4-liter engine and the 3.2-liter, V6 Pentastar engine. In the 2020 Grand Cherokee, you will find a rear electronic limited-slip differential, SelecTerrain, QuadraDrive II, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and more. Four powertrains are offered for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the base option is a 3.6-liter, Pentastar V6 engine that will impress you with 295 horsepower. The premium powertrain is a supercharged V8, 6.2-liter engine that generates 707 horsepower.


The differences between these two vehicles carry into their appearance. The Cherokee is the smaller of these two vehicles. It shows off sleek, confident surfaces with balanced character lines across the sides and hood. Black molding, foglamps, piercing LED headlights, and an iconic Jeep grille makes a great first impression from the front view. Raised roof rails, heated side mirrors, daytime running lights, up to 19-inch wheels, and a hands-free liftgate function are included or available. The Jeep Grand Cherokee stands taller than the Cherokee, and it has slightly crisper definition throughout the sides and hood. The bar-style grille is comparable, but the Grand Cherokee’s grille has unique patterns. The LED headlights and foglamps are narrower with sharper angles. The Grand Cherokee is available with up to 20-inch wheels.


On a trim-by-trim basis, the 2020 Grand Cherokee has more sophisticated equipment than the Cherokee. However, these two popular Jeep models share many features overall. Depending on the trim selected, both of these SUV models may give you heated seats, power adjustments, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, smart device integration, SiriusXM Guardian, and more. They are also well-equipped with high-tech safety gear across all of their trims.

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At Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we take customer satisfaction seriously. Our goal is to help you identify the exact model and trim that will continues to impress you across many miles. Visit with our courteous Jeep sales associates soon to receive the full support that you need while picking out your next vehicle.

* Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.