2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

In the new age of automotive, automakers are trading the immensely capable SUVs of the past for softened crossover types. But not Jeep. As the market changes, the Jeep lineup has evolved with refined handling and interiors while also doubling down on the rugged off-road capability and open-top freedom drivers love. If you’re looking for a five-seat SUV with a pedigree for all-terrain prowess, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee are two options worth considering. Join us as we highlight the main differences between each in this comparison. 

When it comes to off-road chops, you best not bet against the Grand Cherokee. The 2020 Grand Cherokee offers several 4x4 systems, excellent ground clearance and available skidplate protection, allowing it to go places other SUVs dare not tread. But don’t write the Cherokee off. Even the most basic 2020 Jeep Cherokee 4×4 can manage light off-road applications. The trail-rated Cherokee Trailhawk can take on tougher off-road and weather obstacles like deep water, deep snow, rocks and loose sand. 

2020 Jeep Cherokee 


2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 

$25,740 Starting MSRP $32,045
23 city / 31 highway Fuel Economy 19 city / 26 highway
180 - 270 horsepower Horsepower 295 - 707 horsepower
40.3 inches Rear Legroom     38.6 inches
25.8 cubic feet Cargo Space
36.3 cubic feet
4,500 lbs. Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs.

What’s the Difference Between the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee? 

Both the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee feature seating for five with adult-friendly accommodations in either row. In exchange for its smaller cargo area, the Cherokee does manage to save up 40.3 inches of rear legroom. That’s an impressive figure on its own and especially so for the segment. But the Grand Cherokee’s wider build allows for an exceedingly generous amount of shoulder and hip space.

Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee have pristine cabins swaddled by soft-touch materials. At its finest, the Cherokee Overland is an excellent find for the class with leather upholstery and heated/ventilated front seats. The luxurious Grand Cherokee Summit reaches a higher peak with features like diamond-quilted Nappa leather upholstery, metal trim accents and the Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system.

Deciding between the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee is a matter of determining just how much SUV you need. If an immensely capable compact SUV with adult-friendly seating will fit the bill, save some of your hard-earned cash and go with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. But if demand calls for a burly off-roader with ground-shaking capabilities and a larger-than-life interior, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is well worth the investment.

Have questions on the Jeep lineup? We have answers! Drivers in the Twin Cities area are encouraged to reach out to the Fury Motors team for more details on the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee lineups.


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