2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 Jeep Cherokee


3.6L V6 2.4L I-4


293 180

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/26 * 22/31 *

  Cargo Space

68.3 cu. ft. 54.7 cu. ft.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Merrillville, IN

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee are close cousins, but there are also some key differences and distinguishing features between the two Jeep SUVs. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is in the class of midsize SUVs, while the Jeep Cherokee is a small SUV. The Grand Cherokee arrives with light changes for 2021, including a new 80th Anniversary package for certain trims, while the Jeep Cherokee gets some more comprehensive updates, including more safety features, luxury amenities, and other creature comforts added to just about every trim level. The Jeep Cherokee can also be outfitted with a new 80th Anniversary Edition package for select trims. With this package, both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee can be customized in even more ways than before, which says a lot for their already-diverse lineup.


Multiple engines and powertrains are available for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee has three engines, including a base and two for the Latitude Lux. A 2.4L gasoline four-cylinder powers the base trim. Its engine’s power ratings are 180 HP and about 170 LB-FT of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on most trims except the Trailhawk. With the Latitude Lux, you can get a V6 that creates 270 HP or a turbo four-cylinder with a 270 HP power output and makes nearly 300 LB-FT of torque. The Grand Cherokee has a standard V6 that produces about 300 HP. A series of V8 engines follow, including a 5.7L V8 for the Overland, Summit, and Trailhawk that has a power output of 360 HP. The SRT gets a 6.4L V8 with a power output of 470 HP, while the Trackhawk generates 707 HP with its V8 engine.


Roof rails are standard on the Jeep Cherokee, which gets 17-inch alloy wheels to begin. The Jeep Grand Cherokee starts with slightly larger 18-inch wheels. Rain-sensing wipers are standard on the Jeep Cherokee. Custom 18-inch wheels and special tires are added to the off-road Trailhawk on the Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee’s Trailhawk also gets all-terrain tires and more off-road features.


The 2021 Grand Cherokee starts with dual-zone climate control, a six-speaker stereo, keyless ignition, and a handful of safety aids, including rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors. A sunroof, leather seats, and WiFi hotspot are added on successive trims. The Jeep Cherokee has the same base-level features along with satellite radio, USB ports, heated seats, and leather upholstery on the top trims.

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* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.