2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Grand Cherokee in Barre, VT

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Cherokee Barre, VT

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Are you looking to upgrade your SUV to something that can accommodate your growing family and all their gear, but aren't sure which Jeep SUV is the right one for your family's active lifestyle? Jeep's two most popular SUVs, the 2017 Cherokee and 2017 Grand Cherokee, are great choices for any family because of the impressive power, plentiful space, and advanced technology they offer. But which one is the best fit for your family? When you've finished reading about these two models, head over to our model research hub to delve deeper into their specs and what they offer.

For this comparison, we will be looking at the base model for each: the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport, starting at $23,595 MSRP, and the 2017 Grand Cherokee Laredo, starting at $30,395 MSRP.

Begin your search at Midstate Jeep in Barre, VT by exploring our vast inventory of new 2017 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs. Don't forget to check out our incentives page to find additional savings on your next new Jeep SUV.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Grand Cherokee: Engine Specs & Performance

Jeep is known for the impressive performance of its SUVs, and it's no different when it comes to the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee; however there are a few differences between these two models. If you're looking for more power and towing capability, the new Grand Cherokee and its 3.6L V6 engine are the better choice. If you're looking to maximize your efficiency and lower your fuel costs, the new Cherokee, which offers an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway, makes more sense. Browse the table below for additional engine specs and performance metrics.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport

SUV

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2.4L I4 MultiAir®

Engine

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT

184 HP @ 6,400 RPM

Horsepower

295 HP @ 6,400 RPM

171 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 RPM

Torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

21/30 MPG

Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy)

19/26 MPG

Front wheel drive

Drive Type

Rear wheel drive

9-speed automatic

Transmission

8-speed automatic

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Grand Cherokee: Cargo Capacity & Towing

2017 Jeep Cherokee Cargo and Capacity Barre, VT

One of the biggest differences you'll find between the 2017 Cherokee and 2017 Grand Cherokee is their interior space. While they both have seating for five passengers and offer plenty of cargo room for an average driver, if you are frequently hauling sports equipment to the kids' practices or taking the boat up to the lake for long weekends, the Grand Cherokee, with an additional 13.4 cu. ft. of cargo space and 1,500 lbs. of towing power, may be the better choice for you and your family. Cargo capacity and towing specs for each SUV are as follows:

2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport

SUV

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

24.6 cu. ft.

Cargo Capacity w/ seats in place

36.3 cu. ft.

54.9 cu. ft.

Cargo Capacity w/ seats folded

68.3 cu. ft.

5

Seating Capacity

5

2,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Grand Cherokee: Interior & Exterior Design

For drivers in the Barre, VT area that want a little flash added to their Jeep SUV, the Cherokee comes with chrome grille surrounds. For greater cargo flexibility, the Grand Cherokee has a front-passenger seat that can fold flat. Peruse the table below for more information on interior and exterior design details for each SUV.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport

SUV

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Standard

Cloth low-back bucket seats

Standard

Not Available

Front-passenger fold-flat seat

Standard

Standard

Jeep cargo management system

Not Available

Not Available

Dual-zone climate control

Standard

17-in. x 7-in. full face steel

Wheels

17-in. x 8-in. aluminum

Bi-function halogen projector headlamps

Headlamps

Halogen quad headlamps

Standard

Chrome grille surrounds

Not Available

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Grand Cherokee: Technology & Safety Ratings

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology Barre, VT

Innovative technology and safety features that make your daily drive more enjoyable and safe can be found in every Jeep SUV, like the Uconnect® entertainment system that comes standard with a 5.0-in. touchscreen display and integrated voice command with Bluetooth® and an advanced multistage airbag system. There are some features, though, that differ between the 2017 Cherokee and 2017 Grand Cherokee. Additional safety and tech details are as follows:

2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport

SUV

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Standard

Advanced Multistage Front Airbags

Standard

Not Available

ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera

Standard

Standard

Hill Start Assist

Standard

6

Number of speakers

6

Not Available

Keyless Enter - N - Go™

Standard

Standard

Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags

Standard

Are you ready to experience an all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? Schedule a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Barre, VT today. If you have any questions, reach out to the Midstate Jeep team by filling out our contact form, or call (802) 505-6331 to speak with a product specialist directly.

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