2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee

When you’re looking for a rugged and capable SUV that can take on trails and city streets, you’ve likely considered the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Both Jeep SUVs combine incredible engines with high-end technology, but there are a few differences that may make one the better choice for you.

Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen can find out the key differences between the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee with our side-by-side comparison. Reach out to us at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram with any questions!


2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers several engine choices: a 3.6L Pentastar® V6, a 5.7L HEMI® V8, a 6.2L HEMI® V8, and a 6.4L HEMI® V8. Each engine is powerful, with the standard 3.6L V6 generating 295 horsepower and the available 6.4L V8 delivering 475 horsepower. For the most power, though, opt for the 6.2L V8 engine on the Trackhawk model, which bumps up the power to a jaw-dropping 707 horsepower.

As for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, it offers two riveting engines: a 2.4L Tigershark® engine and a 3.2L Pentastar® V6. With the 2.4L engine, you’ll get a 184-horsepower output, while the available 3.2L V6 produces 271 horsepower. However, with the combination of the 2.4L engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission, you can get a driving range of 474 highway miles on one tank.

Both the Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee are available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive powertrains. However, the off-road-oriented models have specialized all-wheel-drive systems and plenty of performance additions.


The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a spacious interior that offers plenty of room for all occupants. In the front row, passengers will have 39.9 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom, while rear passengers get 39.2 inches of headroom and 38.6 inches of legroom. Drivers can enjoy the optional heated front seats and heated second-row seats, so they can warm up on those chilly mornings. For even more comfort, there’s also available leather-trimmed seats, as well as an 8-way power driver’s seat with a memory function for personalized comfort.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the smaller of the two Jeep SUVs, but it still has plenty of space relative to its size. Like the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee offers ample head- and legroom, with 39.4 inches of front headroom and 41.1 inches of front legroom. Even the back-row passengers can stretch out since they have 38.5 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom. For individual temperature settings, there’s the A/C Auto Temperature Control with Dual Zone Control, so everyone can be comfortable. There’s also a USB charging port to keep your device charged up, even on those long road trips.


Though they’re known for their off-road prowess and rugged utility, both the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Jeep Cherokee have many modern technology features. Inside both the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, you’ll find:

  • Uconnect® infotainment system: Stay connected on the go with this cutting-edge infotainment center, which lets you access your phone, entertainment features, and available navigation system.
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio: Enjoy over 100 channels of premium programming, including commercial-free music, news shows, sports commentary, and more.
  • SiriusXM® Travel Link: This useful app keeps you updated with the latest information, such as weather alerts, fuel prices in your area, sports scores, local movie showtimes, and much more.

On top of these helpful features, the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera is standard on both the 2018 Cherokee and 2018 Grand Cherokee, which helps you safely reverse out of a tight parking spot.

While the Cherokee comes with a standard 5-inch touchscreen, the Grand Cherokee is standardly equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Still, you can opt for a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen display on the higher Cherokee models.

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Whether you’re looking for a practical daily commuter or an off-roading vehicle built for adventure, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee can deliver. Choosing between them comes down to your specific needs for passenger space, power, and technology features.

Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen can experience the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee in person by visiting Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Stop by today to schedule your test drive!