Both the 2022 Jeep Cherokee and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee are rugged off-road SUVs that still have a family-friendly vibe to them. So what are the differences between the Jeep Cherokee vs the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Is the Grand Cherokee just bigger? Let’s look at the key differences between these two favorite SUVs to see how they’re similar and different.
How much bigger is Grand Cherokee than Jeep Cherokee?
As the names suggest, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is bigger than the 2022 Jeep Cherokee. Just how much bigger is the Grand Cherokee? The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 194-long by 78-inches wide. It’s also 71-inches high. On the other hand, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee is just 183-inches long and somewhere between 73 and 75-inches wide. It’s also 66 to 68-inches high.
In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has more cargo space. According to U.S. News it has 37.7 cubic feet of storage space in the very back of the SUV. If you put down the seats you’ll get 70.8 cubic feet of space. On the other hand, the Jeep Cherokee has just 25.8 cubic feet in the back and 54.7 cubic feet with the seats down.
The Jeep Cherokee has better safety ratings than the Grand Cherokee
Both the 2022 Jeep Cherokee and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee were tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Neither SUV won the IIHS’ best award, the Top Safety Pick+ award, or its slightly less elite sibling, the Top Safety Pick. In fact, there are a few things you’ll want to be aware of if you decide to purchase these SUVs. The Jeep Cherokee has better safety ratings than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The 2022 Jeep Cherokee has mostly good crashworthiness scores. Its biggest problems are its headlights, which score marginal and acceptable. This precludes the Cherokee from either safety award. On the other hand, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a marginal small overlap crash test on the driver side and a poor rating on the passenger side. In addition, its headlights are poor and acceptable.
The Cherokee is cheaper than the Grand Cherokee
You’ll pay more for all that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee price starts at $37,390. There are a variety of trim levels within that range to choose from, beginning with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It also comes with LED lights, heated mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition. The Grand Cherokee has an 8.4-inch touchscreen and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It even comes with six USB ports as well as a six-speaker sound system.
The 2022 Jeep Cherokee price starts at $27,995. This will get you a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Jeep Cherokee comes with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel as well as a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Cherokee also comes with updated technology, including a six-speaker sound system and an 8.4-inch touchscreen that’s compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
While the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be a great SUV, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee outshines it in nearly every area except space. However, its safety ratings and price just may make the Jeep Cherokee the SUV you choose anyway.