Go on an adventure you'll never forget. The Jeep brand is known for being able to provide drivers in Watkins Glen and Ithaca with vehicles meant to take you on a trip. It's worth considering the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee, particularly if you're looking for an off-roading experience.

The Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen sales team has put together this review for Elmira and Corning drivers, so you're more well-prepared to take a test drive. Continue reading to learn all about these two Jeep offerings.


The Jeep Cherokee has three engines to choose from, starting with the 2.4-liter TigerShark® MultiAir® 2 engine. The available 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6 engine provides the most power, while the available 2.0-liter turbo engine offers the best efficiency, with impressive power to boot. The entry-level 2.4-liter engine produces 180 horsepower and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The V6 is able to make 271 horsepower, which is better if you do a lot of highway driving.

The Grand Cherokee is able to produce a bit of a different experience, with power you'd normally find out on the race track. This power is offered in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and SRT®. The 6.2-liter V8 engine in the Trackhawk can go from 0 to 60 in just over three seconds, and produces 707 horsepower in the process, for a pavement-rattling ride. The SRT® is powered by a 6.4-liter V8; it's track-ready and able to make 475 horsepower.

Jeep Capability and Off-Roading

When it comes to the Jeep Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Cherokee is always ready for a challenge. With the standard Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 System, the right tire will have traction when you need it most, which comes in handy when you're not on pavement anymore. Maneuverability is key, too, and with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®, you can go around obstacles like rocks or logs. It features tow hooks, skid plates, and anti-glare functionality, too.

In the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the available Quadra-Lift® Suspension System helps you reach new highs-or even lows. Raise the height of the vehicle for better off-roading capability and ground clearance, or lower it for better aerodynamics and on-road feel.

The Grand Cherokee is able to tow up to 7,200 lbs. when properly equipped, enough to handle a decent-sized camper. Light towing can be done with the Cherokee, as well, with up to 2,000 lbs.

Interior Features

When comparing the Jeep Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee, both models offer seating for up to five people on comfortable cloth material. Leather upholstery is available, and you can upgrade to heated seats, which help to warm up the coldest of mornings. Space-wise, the overall cargo area in the Cherokee checks in at just shy of 55 cu. ft., while the Grand Cherokee carries a bit more space at 68.3 cu. ft.

A 7-inch touchscreen is the standard infotainment offering in both Jeep SUVs. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard, too, allowing you to link a compatible smartphone to the touchscreen. Read text messages, use navigation features, or choose songs from a saved playlist without having to look down at your phone.

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee: Take a Test Drive Today

We hope you found our car comparison of the Jeep Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee to be useful.  Both the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee can be a great fit for your drives in Watkins Glen and Ithaca. At Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen, our sales team will be happy to schedule a test drive of either Jeep SUV, so you can get a feel for how they'll handle Elmira and Corning roads. Get in touch with our team today to learn more!

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Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen

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