The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most well-known sport utility vehicles on the market today. This is a manufacturer whose legacy goes all the way back to World War II, when the U.S. and Allied soldiers relied on the Willys Jeep to get them anywhere they needed to go in the worst kind of environmental conditions. As the years went on, the Willys grew into the Wrangler, which grew into the Cherokee and many other vehicles in the manufacturer's lineup.

When it comes to power, performance, and the ability to get you anywhere at any time, there is no better vehicle than a Jeep-drivers across Lewisburg, Sunbury and Danville know it. There are two Cherokee models out there, though: the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. What's the difference?

Read this overview of the Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee and learn where you can go to decide which is better for you.

Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Overview

At its most basic level, the difference between the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee is size.

The Grand Cherokee could be thought of as the big brother to the Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee is the top-of-the-line SUV in the Jeep lineup in every way, from technology to prestige and performance.

The Cherokee, on the other hand, is still a rugged, high-performing vehicle that can fit the needs of almost every driver out there.

What They Have in Common

Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee offer a personalized instrument cluster, a dual-pane sunroof with CommandView® design, Trailhawk packages for outstanding off-roading capabilities, and parallel parking assist technology.

They can also come with the Uconnect® infotainment system with GPS navigation and the ability to seamlessly integrate your smartphone apps. The available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System allows you to personalize your driving settings to specific road conditions.

Finally, these vehicles come with a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Basic Limited Warranty and a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

The Differences

The Grand Cherokee also has more powerful engines, allowing you to choose between a 6.4L V8 and Supercharged 6.2L V8. The Cherokee, on the other hand, comes standard with a 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine, which is upgradeable to either a 3.2L Pentastar® V6 or a 2.0L Turbo.The Grand Cherokee has 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the Cherokee.

The Grand Cherokee comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the 9-speed automatic in the smaller Cherokee offers slightly more control. The bigger truck has a 24.6-gallon gas tank, compared to the smaller 15.8-gallon tank in the Cherokee.

Test Drive Both at B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

These are just a few of the key similarities and differences between the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If you're not sure which is the best option for you, stop into our state-of-the-art B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT showroom and ask about taking a test drive today!

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