If you like climbing steep hills and fording deep streams in Arkansas, you need an SUV with the solid power and sturdy suspension of a Jeep. Drivers in the Fayetteville area can find a wide array of Jeep vehicles at Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, your full-service Jeep dealer in Arkansas. People in Rogers, AR who want a Jeep SUV that also has refined handling and a comfortable interior will want to consider the Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both of these vehicles have unrivaled off-road capability and user-friendly infotainment systems. The main difference between the two is that the Cherokee is a compact crossover, while the Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV. Both the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee are available for sale in Fayetteville, AR. Read on to find out which of these Jeep vehicles is best for you.

If maneuverability is what you want most in an SUV, the Jeep Cherokee is your best bet. The Cherokee is only 15.3 feet long, so it’s a breeze to park and navigate in Bentonville, AR. The Grand Cherokee is 15.8 feet long, so it’s a bit harder to handle on sharp turns and park in tight spaces. If cargo space is a priority, the Grand Cherokee is the better choice. It has 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded, while the Cherokee only has 54.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo room. Drivers in Springdale who bring a lot of camping supplies or sports gear on adventures will definitely prefer the Grand Cherokee. Other characteristics worth comparing in the two vehicles include:

  • Acceleration: The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a wide range of engines, including a 707-horsepower V8 that'll get it from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The strongest Jeep Cherokee engine only makes 271 horsepower.
  • Gas mileage: People in Fayetteville who want to save at the fuel pump will appreciate that the Jeep Cherokee gets 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with its most fuel-efficient engine. The best fuel economy you can get with any of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's engines is 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
  • Towing capability: Drivers in Rogers, AR who do a lot of towing will want the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It can pull up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped. The Jeep Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of just 4,500 pounds.
  • Off-road capability: Both of these vehicles are among the best in their class for four-wheeling. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has multiple four-wheel-drive systems, including the extremely capable Quadra-Track II. The Jeep Cherokee's four-wheel-drive system is still based on a front-wheel-drive setup, and you’ll find its limits on the trail.

Test Drive Your Favorite Jeep Model at Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Both the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee have outstanding Uconnect infotainment systems with intuitive menu layouts, sharp graphics, and easy to use controls. They both have comfortable cabins, too, although the Grand Cherokee has a little more space. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee are for sale at Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Come see us and test drive one (or both) today!

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