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2020 is an important year for new vehicle model releases from all the major car manufacturers. It's no different for Jeep, who updated their Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models, both mid-size SUVs with an extensive following from our valued customers at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep on the Miracle Mile in Independence.

Before we begin, note that the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is not just a higher-end Cherokee trimline. For some, this is not common knowledge, and it can confuse the first-time SUV buyer. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a larger mid-size SUV than the Cherokee, and has won more awards than any SUV in its class since it was first introduced as a luxury SUV in 1992. Interestingly, the Jeep Cherokee has been around since 1974, initially a variation of the Jeep Wagoneer!

However, in a popularity contest between just these two, neither model would come out on top - Jeep enthusiasts favor them equally. That's why it's up to you, the person looking for a Jeep Cherokee for sale - or a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale - to choose which of the models will best fit your needs, budget, and wish list.

Here are some of the differences you can expect to see between the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. For the sake of this comparison, we are looking at the Altitude 4WD trimline of both models, although both come in multiple trimlines to satisfy any driver's preferences.

Jeep Powertrains and Engines

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 9-speed automatic powertrain and the four-wheel drive feature America has come to expect of its sports utility vehicles. In comparison with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee is the smaller of the two, so it's fuel economy is slightly better.

The Grand Cherokee averages 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The smaller Cherokee gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway. Neither are the most fuel-efficient mid-size SUVs, but they're still both reasonable at the gas pump, and you get the incomparable Jeep styling and utility in exchange.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee's standard powertrain is an 8-speed automatic. It runs off a 24.6 gallon fuel tank. If you're looking to spend less at the pump to fill up, the Cherokee's tank is just 15.9 gallons. There's also more power behind the Grand Cherokee, with 296 horsepower at 6,400 RPM for its six-cylinder engine, whereas the Cherokee Altitude trimline has a respectable 271 horsepower at 6,500 RPM in a six-cylinder. Either standard powertrain and engine will give you the get-up-and-go you need for highway driving. Note that you can expect smaller engines with less horsepower as you decline in trim-level tier.

If you're looking for customization options, the smaller Jeep Cherokee is available with a 2.0L I4 DOHC Di Turbo, as well as a 3.2L V6 24V VVT.

Jeep Interiors

A fully-loaded Jeep Cherokee Altitude will have the same bells and whistles as a standard Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, including power windows and locks and driver power seats. Both SUVs seat five, but surprisingly, the smaller Jeep Cherokee boasts more leg room-nearly an extra inch in the front and an inch-and-a-half in the backseat. For families with growing children, that can be a difference between a calm ride and one riddled with complaints about discomfort and space.

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude 4x4 has a standard black interior with cloth bucket seats, which can be upgraded to a combination of black and ski grey cloth and vinyl. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude comes standard with black suede seats and a black interior, with no other upgrades offered for this trimline.

Jeep Exteriors and Towing Capacity

If the interior sizes of both Jeep models are comparable, the exterior and towing capacity is where you'll see the biggest differences.

The exterior of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has nearly eight inches of length, more than 11 inches of width, and about 3 inches of height on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, which doesn't sound like much until you consider that it adds nearly 10 cubic feet inside, in cargo volume for hauling gear, kids, and pets.

The Grand Cherokee's towing capacity is 6,200 pounds, which is more than you can expect from some pickup truck models. The Jeep Cherokee's towing capacity is 4,500 pounds. The Grand Cherokee's wider wheelbase-114.7 inches-makes the rest of the exterior size differences proportional. The Cherokee's wheelbase is 106.6 inches.

When it comes to color options for the exterior of your new Jeep, you'll have way more options with the Cherokee than the Grand Cherokee, to the tune of six additional shades, including some beauties like Hydro Blue, Spitfire Orange, Olive Green, and Sangria, that will certainly stand out driving down the streets of Gladstone. The Grand Cherokee comes in all the classic colors you'd expect: silver, white, black, two shades of gray, and red.

Jeep Pricing

For a 2020 mid-size SUV, most base models will cost you more than $25,000. The average 2020 Jeep Cherokee price is $25,935. The average 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee price is a little higher to cover the upsized exterior, towing capacity, and better-than-average standard features. The larger Jeep will cost you about $32,240.

Where Can I Find a Jeep Dealership Near Me?

If you live in the Kansas City area, you'll find the best Jeep experience at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep. You can get ready to finalize your purchase on our website, where you can apply for financing, value your trade, and calculate your monthly payment.

With various specials and incentives being offered on our wide selection of vehicles, the time for buying a new car couldn't be better.

Get behind the wheel of the Jeep SUV you've been dreaming about today! Schedule a Jeep Cherokee test drive and lock in your warehouse pricing today by calling us at 816-673-2113, or visiting us at 1900 South Noland Road in Independence.

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