Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you already know you want a Jeep, the next step is determining which adventurous and capable model best fits your needs.

For many drivers around Jasper, Cullman, and Birmingham, Alabama, the search boils down to the 2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both offer attractive styling, lasting reliability, and new-age safety features.

So, is one better tailored to your lifestyle than the other?

At Bill Penney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we often help locals identify their favorite Jeep vehicle. If you’re considering the Cherokee vs. the Grand Cherokee, this comparison should shed some light on both SUVs!

2022 Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Performance and Capability

The Jeep brand was founded on reliable and capable models. Each Jeep comes with a measure of off-roading ability, an impressive towing capacity, and a hearty engine lineup. For 2022, the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee can each serve as capable family companions.

The Jeep Cherokee has a pair of engines, each of which delivers its own towing capacity. The lowest towing capacity measures 4,000 pounds when properly equipped and comes from the available 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The alternative is a hearty 3.2 Pentastar® V6 engine. If you choose this standard engine, your Cherokee will provide 4,500 pounds of towing capacity when properly configured courtesy of 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.

The Grand Cherokee offers a 3-engine lineup by comparison. The trio of gas engines are:

  • Available 2.0L plug-in hybrid 4-cylinder: Offers 375 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, and a 6,000-pound towing capacity
  • Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6: Offers 293 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 6,200-pound towing capacity
  • Available 5.7L HEMI® V8: Offers 357 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque, and a 7,200-pound towing capacity

The first engine listed is a plug-in hybrid powertrain. As part of the 4xe trim, the hybrid engine generates 375 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, can tow as much as 6,000 pounds when properly configured, and has an estimated 25 miles of all-electric range.

Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Interior Roominess

If you are going to regularly use your Jeep for transporting passengers, hauling cargo, or both, both the Cherokee or the Grand Cherokee will do the job.

Legroom is similar but favors the Grand Cherokee, as this model offers 41.3 inches of front legroom compared to 41.1 inches in the regular Cherokee. In the rear seats, the advantage is reversed, with the Grand Cherokee offering just 38.2 inches compared to the 40.3 inches in the Cherokee.

As for storage space, cargo room favors the 2022 Grand Cherokee over the Cherokee:

  • 25.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row of the Cherokee
  • 37.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row of the Grand Cherokee
  • 54.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row of the Cherokee
  • 70.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row of the Grand Cherokee

Your Call: 2022 Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee

Similar capability and interior space, along with exemplary reliability ratings for each, means the choice between the 2022 Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee is your call.

You can test drive each of these SUVs around Jasper, Cullman, and Birmingham, AL, by coming to Bill Penney CDJR!