Escape the ordinary when you drive the midsize 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee or compact 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Both of these models offer uncompromising performance, innovative technology, and distinguished details - but what are the differences between the two models? Our experts at Petersen CDJR in Waupaca, WI, put together this Grand Cherokee vs. Cherokee page to help with your research. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (715) 256-8189 or send us a message online.

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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Interior Comparison

The Grand Cherokee and Cherokee share many of the same amenities, making for a comfortable cabin no matter which model you choose. Check out the list below to see some of the interior features on both the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • Available premium finishes, luxurious wood trim, and first rate comfort and functionality
  • Dual-pane power sunroof
  • Cloth or leather-trimmed seating
  • Available Harman Kardon® premium audio system with 19 speakers and a subwoofer
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control
2020 Jeep Cherokee in red Exterior Off road Side By Side in creek

2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep GrandCherokee in gray driving through Tunnel on highway

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Towing

When it comes to towing, you'll find that the Grand Cherokee delivers higher towing specs. The Grand Cherokee is able to tow up to 7,200 lbs., and the Cherokee can tow 4,500 lbs.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Exterior Dirt Trail Stream Parked

2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior parked on a TestTrack

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Engine Specs

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee features three dynamic engines to choose from: the 2.4L four-cylinder, 3.2L V6, and 2.0L turbo engine. Standard across all Cherokee trims is the 2.4L Tigershark®, an impressive engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Check out each engine's specs in the table below.

ENGINE 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 3.2L Pentastar® V6 2.0L turbo
HORSEPOWER 180 HP
271 HP
270 HP
TORQUE 171 lb.-ft. of torque
239 lb.-ft. of torque
295 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Nine-speed automatic transmission
Nine-speed automatic transmission
Nine-speed automatic transmission
Available Trims Standard on Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited

Standard on Upland, High Altitude, Trailhawk®;

Available on Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited

Available on Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, High Altitude

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Engine Specs

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee touts four different engines that deliver above and beyond performance. Keep reading to learn more about each engine.

ENGINE 3.6L Pentastar® V6 5.7L HEMI® V8 6.4L SRT® V8 Supercharged 6.2L V8
HORSEPOWER 295 HP
360 HP
475 HP
707 HP
TORQUE 260 lb.-ft. of torque
390 lb.-ft. of torque
470 lb.-ft. of torque
645 lb.-ft. of torque
Available Trims Standard on Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Overland, High Altitude, Summit Available on Limited, Trailhawk®, Limited X, Overland, High Altitude, Summit Standard on Trackhawk® Standard on SRT®

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety

The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee also differ in what safety features they include. In the table below, you'll find the standard and available features on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

Cherokee Standard Features 

Available Features

  • All-speed traction control
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Electronic stability control
  • Enhanced accident response system
  • Hill start assist
  • ParkView® rear back up camera
  • Blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection
  • Full-speed forward collision warning with active braking
  • LaneSense® lane departure warning system
  • Hill descent control
  • Remote-start system
  • Push button start
2020 Jeep Cherokee Exterior in red driving off road in Stream

2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior parked in a Forest

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also includes the standard features from the table above, but also provides a standard Protech I package across all Grand Cherokee trims. There are also two other available safety packages. Read the table below to learn more about safety specs in the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Safety Package

Features

Protech I

(Standard on all Grand Cherokee trims)

  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection
  • ParkSense® rear park assist
  • ParkView® rear back up camera

Protech II

(Available on Laredo, Altitude, and Upland)

Includes features from Protech I, plus: 

  • Forward collision warning with active braking
  • Advanced brake assist
  • LaneSense® lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlamps

Advanced Protech II

(Standard on High Altitude, Summit, SRT®, and Trackhawk®; Available on Limited, LImited X, Trailhawk®, and Overland)

Includes features from Protech I & II, plus: 

  • Full-speed forward collision warning with active braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Pricing

Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Bright White

Latitude

starting at $25,740 MSRP

2020 Jeep Cherokee LatitudePlus in DiamondBlack

Latitude Plus

starting at $27,395 MSRP

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Altitude

starting at $28,390 MSRP

2020 Jeep Cherokee Upland-DiamondBlack

Upland

starting at $28,675 MSRP

2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited Light Brownstone

Limited

starting at $31,350 MSRP

2020 Jeep Cherokee HighAltitude Granite

High Altitude

starting at $33,145 MSRP

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk-HydroBlue

Trailhawk®

starting at $34,505 MSRP

Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep GrandCherokee Laredo in BrightWhite

Laredo

starting at $32,045 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland-BrightWhite

Upland

starting at $35,995 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude-BilletSilver

Altitude

starting at $38,140 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited-VelvetRed

Limited

starting at $39,855 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee LimitedX DiamondBlack

Limited X

starting at $44,950 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Green

Trailhawk®

starting at $44,955 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland-SlateBlue

Overland

starting at $46,295 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee HighAltitude Sangria

High Altitude

starting at $49,040 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit WalnutBrown

Summit

starting at $51,995 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-Redline

SRT®

starting at $68,395 MSRP

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk StingGray

Trackhawk®

starting at $86,900 MSRP

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