2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia

Families or individuals in the market for an attractive midsize crossover with plenty of cargo and hauling capability may be interested in one of the models in this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia comparison. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a slightly smaller model with five person seating that offers premium quality even in the base models, while the 2017 GMC Acadia is available with a practical three-rows of seating for larger families (between five and seven passengers total).

In spite of being the smaller model, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers some of the most attractive engine and driving options. Its base engine is a bold 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated for 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. On the next level trim, this midsize crossover SUV is also available with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, and a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V-6 that offers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. All of these come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The base engine on the 2017 GMC Acadia offers just 193 horsepower, while its top 3.6-liter V-6 brings that up to 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia
$30,395 Starting MSRP $29,070
3.6-L V-6 (293 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (193 hp)
68.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 79 cubic feet
7,400 pounds Max. Towing 4,000 pounds

Towing power on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The crossover that is more appealing to drivers in this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia comparison will depend greatly on what they are looking for in a vehicle. Vehicle shoppers who need interior space and seating will probably need to opt for the three rows of seating on the 2017 GMC Acadia. This model, because of it larger size, can also hold more maximum cargo than its Jeep rival. However, families with more flexibility on their vehicle choices may be interested in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In addition to more power, and premium entry-level luxury, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers up to 7,400 pounds of available towing, which means that those interested in towing a boat or trailer have many more options with the Jeep.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is also available on all trims with all-wheel drive, and offers an off-road oriented Trailhawk trim that can tackle even some of the most challenging woods and trails. Drivers can also enjoy a premium level of luxury, like dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescoping functions, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.

For more information on this comparison, or to schedule a test drive for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Fury Motors South St. Paul, contact a member of our sales team.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving in the desert
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving on the road, seen from the front in white
gear shifter and dial on the center console of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
interior seating and sunroof of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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