2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting MSRP

2.4L I-4 Tigershark

Base Engine

3.6L Pentastar V6
180 to 271 hp


295 to 707 hp
2,000 lbs

Towing Capacity

3,500 to 7,200 lbs
128 cu-ft

Passenger Volume

105 cu-ft
54.7 cu-ft

Max. Cargo Volume

22 city / 31 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city / 26 hwy

When you want an SUV with impressive off-road capability, the new Jeep Cherokee and new Jeep Grand Cherokee are up to the challenge. Both are versatile and well-equipped with cutting-edge features, so which model is the right choice for you? Below, Cross Chrysler Jeep FIAT compares the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee, giving Louisville drivers the opportunity to see their specs side-by-side. Read on to find out which Jeep SUV better suits your budget and lifestyle!

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee: Pricing

If you’re like most Louisville car shoppers, value is a top priority for you. When you compare the prices for the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, you’ll notice lower prices for the Cherokee across the board. This is because you’ll find features on the larger Grand Cherokee that you won’t on the Cherokee. Compare their prices below:

2021 Jeep Cherokee Price Per Trim Level:

  • Cherokee Latitude Price — MSRP $26,555
  • Cherokee Latitude Plus Price — MSRP $28,625
  • Cherokee Altitude Price — MSRP $30,065
  • Cherokee Latitude Lux Price — MSRP $30,145
  • Cherokee Latitude Lux 80th Anniversary Price — MSRP $32,325
  • Cherokee Limited FWD Price — MSRP $34,295
  • Cherokee Trailhawk® Price 4×4Price — MSRP $35,595
  • Cherokee High Altitude FWDPrice — MSRP of $36,985

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price Per Trim Level:

  • Grand Cherokee Laredo E Price — MSRP $34,220
  • Grand Cherokee Laredo X Price — MSRP $37, 765
  • Grand Cherokee Limited Price — MSRP $40,420
  • Grand Cherokee Limited 80th Anniversary Price — MSRP $42,600
  • Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® Price — MSRP $45,620
  • Grand Cherokee Overland Price — MSRP $46,960
  • Grand Cherokee High Altitude Price — MSRP $49,905
  • Grand Cherokee Summit Price — MSRP $53,310
  • Grand Cherokee SRT® Price — MSRP $69,410
  • Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® 4×4 Price — MSRP $87,915

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee: Performance

The Jeep Cherokee offers a Trailhawk® configuration that’s off-road-ready and can tow as much as 2,000 pounds. This makes it a good choice for a lot of Lexington families who need a little extra oomph to tow a small camper or jet ski. The Jeep Cherokee also has another great advantage up its sleeve: fuel-efficiency. It earns an EPA-estimated 22 city mpg/31 mpg highway rating. If you want to learn more about the Jeep Cherokee miles per gallon, take a look at our guide!

The Jeep Grand Cherokee earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating. This rating is noticeably lower than the Cherokee’s, but the Grand Cherokee offers more power in exchange. The base-level Laredo E can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and you can tow as much as 7,200 pounds with the SRT® and Trackhawk configurations. Compare the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee engine options below:

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engine Options

  • 180-hp 2.4L I-4 engine
  • 270-hp 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder with ESS
  • 271-hp 3.2L Pentastar V6 with ESS

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

  • 295-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 with Variable-Valve Timing (VVT)
  • 360-hp 5.7L V8 with Fuel Saver and VVT
  • 475-hp 6.4L V8 SRT® with Fuel Saver
  • 707-hp 6.2L Supercharged V8

Compare the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee at Cross Chrysler Jeep FIAT

Does the Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee seem like a great pick for you and your family? If so, contact us online or call us at 502-305-7503 and we’ll be happy to help you schedule a test drive. If you’d like to get the process rolling, use our secure form to get pre-approved online and we’ll be in touch to discuss your next steps! Looking to compare more Jeep models? See the difference between the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport and Rubicon, learn about the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing, Jeep Grand Cherokee L trims, and more today at our dealership.

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