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Vehicle Comparisons:
Jeep Wrangler vs Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Wrangler

If you’re considering a Jeep for your next vehicle you may be deciding between two of the most popular models: The Wrangler and the Cherokee. The answer to which one of these rides is better suited to your Baltimore, Edgewood, Bel Air, Glen Burnie, and Pikesville lifestyle lies in your driving habits and personal needs. So, Thompson Automotive Group created this helpful comparison to give you an inside look at how the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee differ. Read on to learn more and contact us with any questions you have.

Engine Option Comparison

Jeep Wrangler Engine PowerUnder the hood, the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee are very similar, each offering an available 2.0-liter turbo engine. This powerful motor outputs 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque to create a thrilling and smooth ride as you cruise down the open road. However, the Cherokee has a 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine available as well, while the Wrangler does not.

This V6 motor in the Cherokee, when combined with the available Trailer Tow Group, can tow up to 4,500 pounds. When properly equipped, the Wrangler can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is enough to haul your lightweight travel trailer. If you need a little extra towing power, consider getting behind the wheel of the Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee Review

Tackle Challenging Terrain  

The Wrangler and the Cherokee are built to take on challenging road conditions with three 4×4 system options. No matter which one you choose, it’ll optimize traction by shifting vehicle weight, applying torque, and braking to meet the demands of the terrain. So, whether you need a system to handle everyday weather or one to trek through mud and over rocks, these SUVs have got you covered.

Jeep Wrangler Off-Roading

If you plan on tackling uneven terrain often, the Wrangler has a ground clearance of 10.8 inches to help you sail over obstacles with ease. The Jeep Cherokee boasts an impressive maximum ground clearance of 8.7 inches which can handle most off-road situations. However, ultra-bold drivers may prefer the extra two inches the Wrangler provides.

Jeep Wrangler vs Jeep Cherokee: Exterior Comparison

2019 Jeep Wrangler RedWhere theses SUVs truly differ though, are their exteriors. The Wrangler features three roof options, the standard Sunrider® Soft Top, the Sky One-Touch™ Power Top, and the Freedom Top® Modular Hardtop. For a unique open-air experience, remove your desired top altogether, fold down the windshield, and remove the doors.

While this customizable exterior is exclusive to the Wrangler, the Cherokee also allows you to let the great outdoors inside with an available CommandView® Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof. The exterior of this stylish ride also offers an available hands-free power liftgate, allowing you to open your rear cargo area with a simple kick of your foot.

Test Drive Your Favorite SUV

Enticed by the open-air experience of the Wrangler? Do you need the extra towing power the Cherokee can provide? Either way, you can test drive your favorite Jeep SUV at Thompson Automotive Group. Adventure seekers in Baltimore, Edgewood, Bel Air, Glen Burnie, and Pikesville can stop by our showroom today!