2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to Head

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Which Family Jeep Comes Out on Top?

Over the past decade and a half, the SUV market has softened. Once dominated by truck-based SUVs, the majority of options are now car-based crossovers. They lack the serious capability that was once the standard in favor of road manners and fuel economy. But one brand that remains committed to true SUV capability is Jeep.

The cornerstone of the Jeep brand is the iconic Wrangler, but it’s a rugged vehicle that requires buying into the lifestyle of open-top driving and harsh on-road characteristics. Jeep offers other vehicles with more composed handling and more comfortable interiors, but still more capability than most rivals. The two most notable are the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a few years out from its most recent update, while the Cherokee received a facelift and other crucial updates for 2019. The Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV and competes with in-class rivals like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The Cherokee is a compact SUV, competing with the likes of the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.

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These vehicles matter. If you’re looking for a crossover or upscale SUV that can perform in the dirt and snow, these are two of the best options out there. So which is better for you, the newer 2019 Cherokee or the larger 2018 Grand Cherokee? Read on to find out.