2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

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2016 Jeep Cherokee


Deciding between the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee isn’t always as easy as it would seem for Maple Creek and Brooks drivers. After all, both deliver outstanding capability, an array of engine options, and incredibly impressive cabins. Of course, each one has been designed to suit a certain type of driver, so use this quick and easy comparison to find out what type you are.

Engine Options

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers four engine options, including:

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Makes up to 240 horsepower, an incomparable 420 lb-ft of torque, and a Class-leading 8.4 L/100 km on the highway.
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6: Makes up to 395 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L VVT V8: Makes up to 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.4L SRT HEMI V8: Makes up to 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque – that’s an output that allows for 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with two engine options. Maple Creek and Brooks drivers will be able to choose between:

  • 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4: Makes up to 184 horsepower and 7.7 L/100 km on the highway.
  • 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6: Makes up to 271 horsepower and still manages 8.1 L/100 km on the highway thanks to its 9-speed automatic transmission.


As Jeep nameplates, both the 2016 Cherokee and the 2016 Grand Cherokee offer stunning levels of capability, though the Grand Cherokee is perhaps a little more advantageous for drivers with off-roading as their focus.

It delivers:

  • A Best-in-Class Tow Rating of up to 3,265 kg (7,200 lb) with either the 6.4L SRT HEMI V8, 5.7L VVT V8, or the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6.
  • Four Available 4X4 Systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Drive II, Quadra-Trac SRT Active On-Demand)
  • Class-Exclusive Quadra-Lift Air Suspension

Even with that in mind, the Jeep Cherokee performs above and beyond what you’d expect from other crossover nameplates. It offers a choice of two 4×4 systems, and both come with a Class-Exclusive rear axle disconnect system that disconnects the rear axles when 4-wheel power is no longer required in order to conserve fuel.


Both the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee carry plenty of first-rate features, but the interior of the latter delivers far more cargo space:

  • Standard Cargo Space: You’ll find up to 824 L (29.1 cubic feet) of cargo space behind the rear seats of the Cherokee vs. an even more impressive 1,027 L (36.3 cubic feet) behind the rear seats of the Grand Cherokee.
  • Extended Cargo Space: Fold down the rear seats of the Cherokee to find up to 1,554L (54.9 cubic feet) of cargo space; the 2016 Grand Cherokee is able to surpass that with up to 1,934 L (68.3 cubic feet).

The Cherokee is still extremely spacious for a crossover that is able to offer such top-of-the-line off-roading, but the Grand Cherokee is what you need for serious carrying or long family holidays.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Are Both Available Now

It doesn’t matter whether you’re more into the Cherokee, desperate for the Grand Cherokee, or still in two minds. Maple Creek and Brooks customers can always count on receiving the attention they deserve when they visit Jackson Dodge, so make sure you visit us today.