October 16

Which Jeep Is Right for You? Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Grand Cherokee

Do you love the great outdoors? Do you and your family love to go camping, hiking, and discovering new outdoor areas? If your answer is yes and you don’t have a Jeep, then you are missing out on a vehicle that can take you and your family farther than ever before. If your only two choices were the Jeep Wrangler or the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which one would be right for you? Let’s take a look at these two impressive Jeeps and see how they compare.

Exterior Design

Off-roading Rubicon

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When considering exterior design, the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are both very sharp-looking vehicles but in two completely different ways. The Wrangler can be had as a two-door or four-door, while the Grand Cherokee is a true four-door SUV.

The Wrangler is more rugged in every way and offers a level of customization that surpasses every other vehicle on the road today. There are so many genuine Jeep accessories and aftermarket parts available for the Wrangler; you can literally make it a one-of-a-kind vehicle suited to your exact tastes. The Wrangler’s rugged design allows for beefy off-road tires, the addition of off-road lights, and the removal of the top and doors for an open-air driving experience like no other.

On the other hand, the Grand Cherokee is more refined with an elegant exterior design that is pleasing to the eye no matter the angle. Sleek lines, soft curves, an aggressive stance, luxury, and a sporty vibe seamlessly come together to create an elegant SUV in the form of the Grand Cherokee. But don’t let the refined look of the Grand Cherokee fool you — it is a very capable off-road vehicle in specific configurations. If off-roading isn’t your thing, the Grand Cherokee has the SRT and Trackhawk trim levels to feed your need for ground-pounding power and performance.

Power and Performance

White Jeep Cherokee

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler has more engine choices than ever before. The first is a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 3.6-liter V-6 with 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The third is the 3.6-liter V-6 with an eTorque mild-hybrid system, creating 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The fourth is the 3.6-liter V-6 with 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and it is equipped with automatic engine stop/start technology.

The fifth engine for the Wrangler is only available in the Rubicon 392 trim level, and it is a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 with 470 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque, a 0-60 mph time of only 4.5 seconds, and enough power to take on any terrain. The Wrangler can take you farther off-road than any other production vehicle, no matter which engine you choose.

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is formidable when it comes to performance and has engine options from tame to completely off-the-chain. The first is a 3.6-liter V-6 including 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The third is a 6.4-liter SRT V-8 with 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

The fourth engine is only found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and it is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 with 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. The Trackhawk and SRT Grand Cherokees are primed for on-road performance with responsive handling, Brembo brakes, and the Quadra-Trac active on-demand 4×4 system.

Interior Comfort and Convenience

The interior of the Wrangler has dramatically improved through the years, but it isn’t as refined as the Grand Cherokee’s. Instead, the Wrangler’s interior is designed to handle more abuse with weather-resistant removable carpet and one-way floor drain valves for easy cleanup after getting dirty off-road. In addition, you can choose from durable cloth seats with custom stitching or Nappa leather seats, depending on the trim level. Finally, its entertainment system includes the option of a 552-watt Alpine premium audio system with an all-weather subwoofer and overhead sound bar.   

The Grand Cherokee takes you everywhere you want to go with refined comfort and style. With luxury features such as a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats, heated and ventilated seats, and dual-zone front air conditioning, the Grand Cherokee keeps you and your passengers comfortable on and off-road. Entertainment features you will find in the Grand Cherokee include a Harman Kardon 19-speaker premium audio system with a 10-inch subwoofer, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, an 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, to name only a few. These are just a few of the entertainment and technology features of the Grand Cherokee.

Safety Features

Jeep provides you with the latest safety technology and has loaded the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee with those features. The Wrangler has available safety features such as automatic high-beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and ParkSense rear park assist system, to name only a few.

The Grand Cherokee brings all available safety features that Jeep has to offer. These features include full-speed forward collision warning including active braking, LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist, advanced brake assist, parallel and perpendicular park assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Either of these Jeep vehicles is more than capable of keeping you and your family safe while on or off-road.

Choosing between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Grand Cherokee boils down to your personal preferences and family needs. If you are interested in the exploration of the great outdoors and are looking to get out into the wilderness, the Wrangler may be the best choice. If you like to venture off-road on occasion and spend a lot of your time on-road, the Grand Cherokee is primed and ready to get you where you need to go in style. If you reside in or around the Plano, Texas, area and are interested in one of these Jeep vehicles, Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano is here to serve you. Stop in today and let our knowledgeable sales staff answer all your questions. You can take the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee for a test drive as well. No matter which one you choose, you and your family are sure to enjoy your new Jeep.


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