Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
At a Glance: Grand Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee L

When it’s time to pack up the car and head out on your next adventure, you’ll need the proper vehicle to make the most of every moment. You’ll want a ride that offers the space, the flexibility, and the performance to easily traverse the areas of Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY.

For many years, that vehicle has been the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Now, however, there’s a new vehicle in the lineup: the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

In order to showcase this new model and help you determine which version is the right fit for you, the team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has put together the following Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee L comparison.



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Grand Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee L


84.6 cu. ft. | 70.8 cu. ft.
Grand Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee L


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Grand Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee L
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Jeep Grand Cherokee

The main difference between the Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L is their size. The Grand Cherokee L adds a third row, meaning it will be a larger version of the Grand Cherokee. Regardless, each model has room for your peeps and essentials. So, which one is better for you?

Pack It In

If you’ve got a larger family, we’d suggest choosing the Grand Cherokee L. The seat count is upgraded to a total of seven, easily accommodating a combination of car seats, pets, and passengers. When it's not filled with guests, the third row can be used for extra storage. With the third row folded down, the maximum cargo volume measures an impressive 46.9 cubic feet.

That doesn’t mean the Grand Cherokee is a lesser option. In fact, far from it. There’s still tons of room to hold all your gear, with an impressive 37.7 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row.

Standard or Extended Model?

Here’s another factor to consider. Without the third row, the exterior length of the Grand Cherokee is 193.5 inches—significantly shorter than the Grand Cherokee L’s 204.9 inches. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s great for maneuvering on tight city streets, the Grand Cherokee might be the way to go.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Let’s discuss performance. Both Jeep SUVs know how to pack a punch. In fact, everything from their engines to their available suspension is identical. So, no matter which version of the Grand Cherokee you choose, you’ll experience a thrilling, dynamic ride.

Suited for All Drivers

These Jeep SUVs can have one of three engines under the hood:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine: 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine: 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L Plug-In Hybrid engine: 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque

With the choice of a gas-powered engine or a plug-in hybrid variant, you can easily find the model that best suits your needs. So, whether you’ve got a need for speed, a knack for eco-conscious efforts, or both, you can easily find a balance of power and efficiency in either model.

Adaptable Sets of Wheels

You can go just about anywhere in the Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L, especially when you have these available adaptive features on board:

  • Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System - switch among Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand modes with a twist of the dial
  • Quadra-Lift® Suspension - automatically lowers the vehicle at highway speeds to increase aerodynamics or raises the vehicle to clear off-road obstacles
  • Three 4x4 Systems - Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II®, and Quadra-Drive® II for all-weather and all-terrain capability

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The folks at Jeep really put the “grand” inside these two SUVs, delivering interiors that are innovative, entertaining, and connected.

Simple Smartphone Integration

Both vehicles come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Simply connect your compatible device to effortlessly send and receive text messages, listen to your favorite podcasts, and much more—directly from your vehicle.

Interactive Infotainment

If you prefer to be more hands-on with your commute, the Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L have screens (yes, plural!) for you to play with:

  • 8.4-inch Uconnect®5 Touchscreen—or available 10.1-inch screen
  • 10.25-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • Available Passenger Screen
  • Available 10-inch Head-Up Display
  • Available Twin Rear Seat Entertainment Screens

Both Grand Cherokee models continue to roll out the red carpet with an available wireless charging pad, a premium McIntosh® sound system with 19 speakers, a rear-seat monitoring camera, and a digital rearview mirror. Everywhere you look, you’ll find technology from the heart of innovation.

Jump Into Your Preferred Jeep
Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Now that you know how the Grand Cherokee L and the Grand Cherokee compare, it’s time to put them both to the test, with a test drive.

Stop by Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to visit our showroom near Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY today. We can’t wait to work with you!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Grand Cherokee or Grand Cherokee L for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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