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Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee L

In comparing the Jeep Cherokee to the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Cherokee versus the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Jeep Cherokee versus Jeep Grand Cherokee L Pricing

For a new model, the Jeep Cherokee's price is between $28,112 and $41,074, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L priced between $43,569 and $63,261.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Jeep Cherokee’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L base engine makes 293 horsepower. The Cherokee is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. The Grand Cherokee L is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 598 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Jeep Cherokee, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Cherokee has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee L has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2022 Jeep Cherokee

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,112 - $41,074

Used Asking Price:

$23,145 - $34,670

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,569 - $63,261

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 24
14 / 24
16 / 24
19 / 61
27 / 61
32 / 61
46 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 31
16 / 25
21 / 31
21 / 25
31 / 61
56 / 61

Summary Review

The Jeep Cherokee has come a long way since its introduction in 1974. The current generation, introduced in 2014, was given an exterior update in 2019, along with some added engine options. The Cherokee is best known for its fuel economy, off-road capability, and family friendly design. New models cost an average of $32,172 and 3-year-old models average $22,989.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Suspension capable for both on-road and off-road use
  • Excellent infotainment touchscreen and user interface
  • Smart interior design and comfort

  • Base engines feel underpowered
  • Wind and road noise at highway speeds
  • Cargo capacity is limited compared to rivals

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Trailhawk, Altitude, Limited, X, Latitude Lux

Trim Levels

Summit Reserve, Summit, Overland, Limited, Altitude, Laredo

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.75 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

171 foot-lbs @ 4600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 493 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

437 / 598 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

128.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58 inches

Cargo Space:

17.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

159.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3590 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4524 lbs

Width:

84.6 inches

Height:

71.5 inches

Length:

204.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

265/60R18