2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Life is full of exciting decisions. If you're looking for a new SUV, you may be facing one of these exciting decisions right now. With both the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the market now, shoppers from Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens will need some help figuring out which is a better fit for you and your routine.

Luckily, our team at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Ram has put together this comparison of these two capable vehicles for that very reason. Read ahead to see how these two Jeep models stack up against each other!

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Performance

When you're considering which SUV to get, it's important to consider your lifestyle. If your daily routine is full of commuting through the city, efficiency is high on your priority checklist. The 2018 Cherokee's standard 2.4L I4 MultiAir® engine will deliver on that with an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG.

The 2018 Grand Cherokee's standard 3.6L V6 engine will get a slightly lower but still respectable EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway MPG. However, when properly equipped with its available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, the Grand Cherokee can tow a maximum of 7,400 pounds. This type of capability is perfect for weekend trips outside of the city.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Outdoor Capabilities

As Jeep SUVs, both the 2018 Cherokee and the 2018 Grand Cherokee are equipped for taking the road less traveled by. These two vehicles can handle whatever adventure you throw at them with the following specifications:

  • Crawl Ratio: 56:1/44.2:1
  • Water Depth: Up to 20 inches/up to 20 inches
  • Turning Radius: 38.1 feet/18.5 feet
  • Approach Angle: 29.9°/36.1°
  • Breakover Angle: 22.9°/25.7°
  • Departure Angle: 32.2°/27.1°

With these impressive adventure specifications, both the 2018 Cherokee and the 2018 Grand Cherokee are just as capable of maneuvering the busy city streets as they are the mountainous dirt roads that stand between you and your destination.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Safety Features

With power and off-roading capabilities comes great responsibility. Both the 2018 Cherokee and the 2018 Grand Cherokee deliver in terms of responsibility by offering a variety of standard and available safety features to keep you safe, no matter where or how far you're going.

The 2018 Cherokee and 2018 Grand Cherokee share several standard safety features, including Electronic Stability Control, the Enhanced Accident Response System, Hill Start Assist, and a ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. This camera displays live video footage of whatever is behind your vehicle when you shift into reverse. Enjoy the sense of security you'll have knowing exactly what's behind you every time you back up.

Both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee also have advanced available features, like parallel and perpendicular park assist, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, and the remote start system. You'll have to upgrade a few extra trim levels to get the latter feature in Cherokee.

Interested in the safety features of these two models? Check out the Jeep Cherokee safety features and the Jeep Grand Cherokee safety features here!

2018 Cherokee vs 2018 Grand Cherokee: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 Grand Cherokee work hard and deliver in every category, including performance, outdoor maneuverability, and safety. We at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram believe that drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens will appreciate the versatility of these two impressive vehicles.

Still have questions about which one would suit you better? Come on down to the dealership and take them out for a test drive!

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