2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee

2016 Jeep Cherokee


Indian Head and Melville drivers know that the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee outpaces SUVs while the 2016 Jeep Cherokee has no real rivals in the crossover segment. However, choosing between them can be tough, so make sure you know what each model can offer by reading this quick comparison now.

Power and Efficiency

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee differ dramatically in terms of power and efficiency, so this is territory that prospective Indian Head and Melville drivers won’t want to skip.

The Cherokee offers either a 184-horsepower 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir 4-cylinder engine or a 271-horsepower 3.2L Pentastar V6. You can look forward to making up to 10.9 L/100 km in the city and 7.7 on the highway with the former or 11.4 and 8.1 with the latter.

The Grand Cherokee offers four engine options. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is the only one that can match the fuel-economy of the Cherokee, but the 395-horsepower 3.6L Pentastar V6, 360-horsepower 5.7L VVT V8, and the 475-horsepower 6.4L SRT HEMI V8 all deliver stronger performance.


The Cherokee’s interior is a little more luxurious than the Grand Cherokee’s; in fact, it’s earned a place on Ward’s prestigious ’10 Best Interiors’ list. It also puts Indian Head and Melville drivers in touch with several features that the Grand Cherokee cannot offer, such as Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.

The two are more or less even when it comes to passenger space – there’s up to 2,986L in the Cherokee and 2,985L in the Grand Cherokee. However, the latter’s outstanding cargo dimensions make it a frontrunner if you need to carry more on a regular basis:

  • Standard Cargo Room: Find up to 1,027 L (29.3 cubic feet) behind the rear seats of the Grand Cherokee vs. 824 L (29.1 cubic feet) in the Cherokee.
  • Extended Cargo Room: Flip the rear seats down to find up to 1,934 L (68.3 cubic feet) in the Grand Cherokee vs. 1,554 L (54.9 cubic feet) in the Cherokee.


The Grand Cherokee is able to tow up to a Best-in-Class 3,265 kg (7,200 lbs.), and it offers Best-in-Class 4×4 capability with one of four 4X4 systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Drive II, and Quadra-Trac SRT Active on-demand.

The 2016 Cherokee is just as capable; in fact, it was just named Four Wheeler magazine’s “Four Wheeler of the Year.” You’ll be able to choose between Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II, or Jeep Active Drive Lock according to your backcountry needs. However, the Cherokee doesn’t tow quite as much as the Grand Cherokee, with a maximum rating of up to 2,041 kg (4,500 lbs.). That’s still Best-in-Class for a crossover, but it can’t compete with the larger Jeep.

Find Both the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2016 Cherokee at Knight Weyburn CDJR

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, or simply some further advice, you’ll find what you need when you visit the showroom here at Knight Weyburn CDJR. We look forward to putting our Indian Head and Melville customers behind the wheel of one of these incredible off-roaders, so make sure you come see us soon to take one for a spin!