2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Grand Cherokee: which one is right for you?

2021 Jeep Cherokee

Looking for a capable, spacious and stylish Jeep SUV? Both the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee are great choices. But which one is right for you? Longue Pointe Chrysler, your Montreal Jeep dealer near St-Leonard, has put together a Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee comparison to help you decide!


The very first Jeep Cherokee (the Cherokee SJ) was introduced in 1974 and never stopped growing in popularity over the years. The Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1992 as a replacement for the Jeep Wagoneer.

Exterior Features

2021 Jeep Cherokee

The 2021 Cherokee is available in 8 models and can be equipped with wheels of 17 to 19 inches, automatic LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. You will also appreciate its rugged and stylish profile.

2021 Jeep Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee, with its larger design than the Cherokee, is available in 11 versions, with a broad stance and a muscular front end, and can be equipped with wheels of 18 to 20 inches. What the two models have in common is that they both feature the famous Jeep 7-slot vertical grille.

Powertrains and 4x4 Capabilities

The Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee comparison continues! Both SUVs have the highest towing capacity in their respective classes, with a maximum of 4,500 pounds (Cherokee) and 7,200 pounds (Grand Cherokee).

In addition, both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee have strong 4x4 capabilities, which allow them to offer impressive fording capacities and to tackle all types of terrain.

In terms of powertrains, the 2021 Cherokee can be equipped with the following choices, all mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission:

2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower,
  • 3.2-litre V6 with 271 horsepower,
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo with 270 horsepower.
2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • 3.6-litre V6 with 293 horsepower,
  • 5.7-litre V8 with 360 horsepower,
  • 6.4-litre HEMI V8 with 475 horsepower,
  • Supercharged 6.2-litre V8 with 707 horsepower, making it the fastest and most powerful SUV to date.

Finally, the Cherokee for sale in Montreal can be equipped with either front-wheel drive or 4x4, while only the latter option is offered on the Grand Cherokee.

Interior Features

In terms of convenience, our Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee comparison shows that both models offer similar interior features: dual-zone temperature control, heated and ventilated seats, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 8.4-inch touchscreen (7 inches on some Cherokee models), a navigation system as well as several safety technologies such as Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control, among others.

Finally, when it comes to cargo space, the Jeep Cherokee offers between 781 and 1,549 litres, depending on whether or not the rear seats are folded down. If you need more cargo capacity, the Grand Cherokee is a better choice, with space ranging from 1,028 to 1,934 litres.

To learn more about our Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee comparison, about the features and conveniences on each model, about our current Jeep promotions or about the other vehicles offered by Jeep Canada, come visit us at Longue Pointe Chrysler in Montreal, near Montreal North!


Grand Cherokee Cherokee
$43,124–$103,909 $30,557–$40,175
11 models 8 models
3.6L V6

5.7L V8

6.4L V8

6.2L V8 turbo

2.4L 4-cyl.

3.2L V6

2.0L 4-cyl. turbo

8-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
293-707 hp 180-271 hp
4x4 4x2/4x4
6,200-7,200 lb 2,000-4,500 lb
1,027-1,934 L 781-1,549 L