2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

We love the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee for its go-anywhere attitude, but also its ability to deliver top luxury features with a bold new look. In this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comparison we are going to look at two midsize SUVs that seat five passengers and see which may be a more satisfying option for shoppers in the Twin Cities area and beyond.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a higher starting price than the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, but it also delivers top comfort and convenience features. Advantages like ParkSense rear parking sensors, LED taillights, and dual-zone automatic climate control all come standard on the 2017 Grand Cherokee. Elite models are even available with features like automatic perpendicular and parallel parking, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, either of which is available on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The 2017 Grand Cherokee also features engine and off-roading options not available on the Hyundai crossover.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
$30,395 Starting MSRP $25,350
3.6-L V6 (295 hp) Base Engine 2.4-L four-cylinder (185 hp)
360 hp (5.7-L V8) Top Horsepower 240 hp (2.0-L four-cylinder)
36.3 cubic feet Rear Cargo Space (seats up) 35.4 cubic feet

Grand Cherokee Engine Power and Off-Roading

When comparing the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, there are many similarities between these midsize SUVs. Both seat five passengers, are attractive, and are available with the latest in crash-avoidance technology, like automatic emergency braking. However, when it comes to adventuring versatility, the 2017 Grand Cherokee moves to the front. This crossover is available with a choice of three engine options, and even the base 3.6-liter V6, rated for 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, delivers significantly more horsepower (and exactly the same amount of torque) as the elite 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. When looking at the available engine options on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee (which include a V8 and a diesel V6), the differences in power and performance are even more significant. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,400 pounds with the V8 engine when properly equipped.

If you are adventurous, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers the most confident off-road option in this comparison. With the Trailhawk trim, which includes features like the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system, an electronic limited slip rear differential, skid plates, and the Quadra-Lift air suspension, drivers can confidently journey even off the roads, which isn't as possible with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

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

luxurious seating and sunroof in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
white 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the road
rear view of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving on a dirt road
gear shift and lower instrumentation of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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