2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Starting Price

2.4L I-4 Tigershark

Base Engine

3.6L Pentastar V6
180 to 271 hp


295 to 707 hp
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 - 7,500 pounds
54.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

68.3 cubic feet
22 city / 31 hwy

Fuel Economy

19 city / 26 hwy

When looking at price, you will notice that the Jeep Cherokee is the more budget-friendly option for drivers in the Auburn area. A comparison of the Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee price by trim level reveals lower pricing throughout the lineup of Cherokee models. However, for drivers who need a bit more space and power, the higher cost of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will likely be worth the price. 

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: Price

2021 Jeep Cherokee Price by Trim Level

  • Cherokee Latitude Price — MSRP $26,535
  • Cherokee Latitude Plus Price — MSRP $28,605
  • Cherokee Altitude Price — MSRP $30,045
  • Cherokee Latitude Lux Price — MSRP $30,125
  • Cherokee Limited 4×4 Price — MSRP $35,775
  • Cherokee Trailhawk® Price — MSRP $35,575

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price by Trim Level

  • Grand Cherokee Laredo E Price — MSRP $34,200
  • Grand Cherokee Laredo X Price — MSRP $37, 745 
  • Grand Cherokee Limited Price — MSRP $40,400
  • Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® Price — MSRP $45,600
  • Grand Cherokee Overland Price — MSRP $46,940
  • Grand Cherokee High Altitude Price — MSRP $49,885
  • Grand Cherokee Summit Price — MSRP $53,290
  • Grand Cherokee SRT® Price — MSRP $69,390
  • Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Price — MSRP $87,895

Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: MPG & Performance

Opt for the off-road-ready Cherokee Trailhawk® trim, and your SUV will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds. For many drivers in the Phenix City area, that is all the towing power that they will ever need. Not only does the Cherokee come in at a lower MSRP, you can also save at the pump thanks to its impressive fuel economy. The Cherokee can deliver 22 city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. 

The Grand Cherokee is no slouch when it comes to fuel economy, delivering 19 city / 26 highway mpg. Where the Grand Cherokee really shines is towing capacity. The base Laredo E is capable of hauling a noteworthy 3,500 pounds, but if you need even more power than that to haul a trailer or boat with ease, you can move on up the lineup. For example, SRT® and Trackhawk can tow up to 7,200 pounds! 

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engine Options

  • 180-hp 2.4L I-4 engine
  • 270-hp 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder with ESS
  • 271-hp 3.2L Pentastar V6 with ESS

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

  • 295-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 with Variable-Valve Timing (VVT)
  • 360-hp 5.7L V8 with Fuel Saver and VVT
  • 475-hp 6.4L V8 SRT® with Fuel Saver
  • 707-hp 6.2L Supercharged V8

Test Drive One or Both SUVs in Opelika

Now that you’ve seen some specs, it’s time to discover what it feels like to drive one or both of these SUVs. Perform your own Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison right here at Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Contact us today to get started

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