2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee compared to Jeep Grand Cherokee

3.6L V6


2.4L I-4


19/26 *

MPG (City/Highway)

19/26 *
68.3 cu. ft.

Cargo Space

54.7 cu. ft.


There are plenty of engine options when we compare the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee. The 2021 Grand Cherokee offers four engines for you to choose from, while the Cherokee offers two standard engine options. Here is the engine performance for both Jeep models:

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

  • A 3.6L V6 that creates 295 HP and 260 LB-FT of torque
  • Level up to a 5.7L V8 engine
  • A 6.4L V8 engine is found under the SRT hood, and it delivers up to 470 HP. 
  • A V8 engine that generates 707 HP is packing a powerful punch on the TrackHawk.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engines

  • Expect a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that generates180 HP and 170 LB-FT in torque as standard for the base model. Four-wheel drive is available. 
  • The Latitude Lux is new to the lineup and comes with a standard 3.6L V6 engine that produces 271 HP. The Lux also comes available with a 2.0L engine that delivers 270 HP.

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Appearance

When it comes to the look of your Jeep, you will choose yours based upon preference. However, if you are looking for more space, the Grand Cherokee is your choice. If a sportier design catches your eye, then the Cherokee is destined to be yours. It will depend on the trim level, but the Grand Cherokee offers an array of appearance features to keep your Jeep unique and stylish. Some of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee trims include:

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • 18-inch wheels
    • A power liftgate
    • All-terrain tires
    • Xenon headlights
    • Chrome accents
    • And More!
  • 2021 Jeep Cherokee 
    • 17-inch wheels
    • Alloy wheels
    • Roof rails
    • Fog lights
    • Off-road tires
    • And More!

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Technology and Interior Features

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee come jammed pack full of advanced technology. You, too, will be able to upgrade the interior look to suit your classic or funky style. Here is what you can expect from both Jeeps:

  • A 7-inch infotainment display center
  • Android and Apple CarPlay

Available Upgrades for the Grand Cherokee lineup:

  • Leather seating
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8-inch infotainment display center
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Wi-Fi
  • And More!

Additional Upgrades Available on Jeep Cherokee Models:

  • Additional Safety features
  • Multi-USB ports
  • Heated front seats
  • Additional technology features

Test Drive the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Cherokee at McCall Motors Today!

Are you able to decide which Jeep is best for you and your family? Or do you need to spend some time with the Grand Cherokee or Cherokee to make a decision? If so, our team at McCall Motors is happy to help you. When you know which Jeep makes the cut, let our finance team help get you behind the wheel. You should take a peek at our new vehicle specials to see where else you can save on us. You can also compare the Grand Cherokee to competitors like the Ford Explorer!

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