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Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs Dodge Durango

Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs Dodge Durango

Looking for a pre-owned car is a great idea if you want to save money or don’t need all the latest features of the most recent year’s vehicles. Choosing a vehicle that works for you can sometimes seem like a tall task with all of the comparisons you have to make.

If you are looking at the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango, both cars have a lot of benefits when it comes to what they can do for you, as well as a few select features. We are going to take a look at both cars and hopefully by the end you will be able to figure out what type of car you want to get for yourself.

The Exterior Design

The 2020 versions of these two cars look different, giving you two distinct looks at style. The Cherokee is very rugged and has several chrome accents to make it feel like a very powerful vehicle. The Dodge Durango looks much sportier and modern, almost looking like a race car whenever you drive past.

Do you want a rugged jeep that will look perfect on a mountain road or the type of car that wouldn’t look out of place in a big city? Both cars give you some style points, and depending on where you are going to take the cars you might decide to choose one or the other.

The Interior Design

Regardless of the model year that you are getting the car from, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to have a spacious interior. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has 105 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Dodge Durango comes with 84.5 cubic feet. Still, that’s often more than enough for most people, and both cars will seat 5 people comfortably. If you don’t seat 5 people, then all of that extra room can be for more storage.

In terms of the amenities, both cars offer voice activated control, cruise control, and steering wheel mounted controls. They also have wireless phone charging and standard entertainment features such as bluetooth.

Safety Features

Additionally, both cars have a lot of safety features that drivers have come to expect. The 2020 version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a Blind Spot Warning and only rear park assistance. The Dodge Durango has front and rear park assist features, and both cars have brake assistance and stability control.

The Power Under The Hood

Both cars are very powerful and both of them have three or more engines that you can pick from. The two have the same base engine at a 3.6 liter V6 option that gives you 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Dodge Durango’s most powerful engine is a 6.4 liter V8 engine, which gives 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

In contrast, the Grand Jeep Cherokee has a 6.2 liter V8 supercharged engine with 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. Despite the increase in power, the Cherokee can only tow 7,200 lbs while the Durango tows up to 8,700 lbs. The Dodge Durango is the best in class towing holder, and that’s something to keep in mind.

If you are looking to tow a lot of items with your vehicle, then the Durango might be more than enough to work with you and your needs. If you are looking to use these vehicles as recreational items, then you will be looking at the engine differently.

How They Drive

The Grand Jeep Cherokee goes from 0 mph to 60 mph in about 6.6 seconds, while the Dodge Durango comes in from 0 mph to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. The Durango also comes with All wheel drive rather than 4 wheel drive, and for some people who aim to use jeeps, they say that the AWD is better than a 4x4 drive.

Other than that, they both drive and handle really well, so you don’t need to worry about the driving being anything but smooth and focused.

The Price

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty fancy and powerful, and is typically the most powerful SUV over certain price points with all the power and the amenities that it includes. If you have the cash to spend on this jeep and you need everything that it offers, then you can purchase it. If you are looking for a budget friendly option, then you need to look at the Dodge Durango.

This car does most of what the Jeep Grand Cherokee does with a lot less cost. While you will get a bit less horsepower when compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you might not need that extra power. Additionally, the cost will be changed with the trim that you get for the vehicle, if you decide to get more than the default trim.

For example, the highest trim of the Grand Jeep Cherokee typically runs significantly more while the highest trim of the Dodge Durango usually checks in at much less. Picking the vehicle that you want and then examining the various trim options will help you come up with the perfect purchase. Additionally, since you will be getting the vehicle pre-owned and not current, the prices could fluctuate.

Picking Your Car

No matter if you go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Dodge Durango, you will get the perfect vehicle for your needs. Take a look at the options, the trim options, the exterior and interior features, and what else you need when it comes to a jeep. Make a list if you have too, and you will be able to find a great used jeep for your budget that meets all of your criteria.

Then you can start using the newly bought jeep. There’s something powerful about being able to use a jeep and all the status and power that comes with it, and with a pre-owned jeep you can get that same feeling at a lesser cost! Who doesn’t like that?


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