2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep family of vehicles offer incredible capability, value, and heritage. So, if you're after a small SUV for driving Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, it's easy to find yourself torn between two of Jeep's most iconic models: the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler.

To help you decide which one of these Jeep gems is the better pick for you, Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram put together the following Jeep model comparison.

2017 Cherokee vs. Wrangler: 2 Forces of Nature �

The 2017 Cherokee and the 2017 Wrangler capture the Jeep brand's adventurous spirit in their own unique ways.

One Polished People Mover:�A modern, sleek, and refined build compose the Jeep Cherokee's outer shell characterized by its sloping profile and narrow headlights that cast high-intensity discharge light. A chrome-accented, angled version of Jeep's seven-slot grille gives the Cherokee an animated, fire-breathing quality.

History on Wheels:�The 2017 Jeep Wrangler's looks carry a heritage that harks back to the dawn of Jeep. 75 years ago, the first Jeep 4x4s were created to help WWII soldiers master tough terrain, haul equipment, and stay safe. Today's Wrangler speaks much of that same language of adaptability featuring a boxy shape, removable doors and top, and retro circular headlights.

Seating and Cargo Compared

The 2017 Cherokee is a four-door SUV that seats five, while the 2017 Wrangler is a two-door model that seats up to four. Those drawn to the Wrangler's heritage and practicality in need of more space can check out the�Wrangler Unlimited model�that adds rear doors and more room, expanding the Wrangler's capacity to five.�

Family-Approved Space:�Comparing the Jeep Cherokee and the two-door Wrangler, the 2017 Cherokee offers cabin space overall including 40.3 inches of rear seat legroom over the Wrangler's 35.6 inches, which expands to 37.2 in in the Unlimited.

Competitive Cargo:�With their rear rows folded down, the Cherokee offers 54.9 cubic feet of space while the Jeep Wrangler offers slightly more room at 56.5 cubic feet.

Determining Your Performance Priorities

Whether you choose the�2017 Jeep Cherokee�or the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, either model yields a powerful drive feel that's ready to take to the city or highway. In order to make a decision, you'll need to weigh what's most important to you in a vehicle: efficiency and light off-roading ability or brawn and trail-rated capability.

An Everyday Driving Champ:�A nine-speed automatic transmission and 184-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine equip the 2017 Cherokee with a desirable all-around performance balance. Available 4x4 systems make the Jeep Cherokee a strong driver year-round and an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city helps you get the most out of your fuel spend.

With a larger, 285-hp, 3.6L V6 engine, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is less efficient than the Cherokee, earning 17 mpg in the city.

The Off-Road Legend:�If you plan on taking your SUV off-road often, the Jeep Wrangler truly cannot be beat. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon offers the highest level of heavy-duty, off-road performance out of the entire Jeep lineup, boasting a raised ground clearance of 10 inches and maximum 4x4 control via Rock-Trac� gearing and Tru-Lok� electronic locking differentials.

While the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk helps expand the Cherokee's map of explore-ready territory, the Wrangler is your best bet for repetitive, rugged off-road use.

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Wrangler: Start Your Adventure

We hope this rundown of the 2017 Cherokee and the 2017 Wrangler helped guide your SUV research to the next step. Whether you've chosen the Cherokee or the Wrangler, a huge Jeep inventory at your fingertips is all you need. Manhattan's premiere Jeep dealer, Manhattan JCDR, can help with that! Find a vast selection of Cherokee, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited models in our online inventory ready to�browse right now.

Have a question about either of these capable Jeep models?�Contact us�to chat or schedule your Jeep test drive.�

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