Jeep Wrangler vs Jeep Cherokee

How will you power your next adventure near Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, Oregon? Different sport utility vehicles appeal to drivers with different intentions. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler and 2020 Jeep Cherokee really stand out for their rugged aesthetics and capable builds.

In this comparison, our team at Wilsonville CDJR wants to show you how these Jeep SUVs measure up. Learn what these two Jeep vehicles offer and discover which one will serve you best!

Choose the Jeep Cherokee for:

Choose the Jeep Wrangler for:

  • Passenger Space
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Towing Capacity
  • Cargo Space
  • Open-Air Adventure
  • Off-Road Capability

Jeep Wrangler

Wrangler vs Cherokee: Adventurous Exterior

Exterior features help the 2020 Wrangler and Cherokee rule all routes. Both feature a classic seven-slot grille, and available LED daytime running lights. They sweep back like a falcon’s wings on the Cherokee, and they perfectly complement those iconic rounded headlamps on the Wrangler.

The Wrangler brings you closer to the outdoors with a fold-down windshield, removable doors, and the available Sky One-Touch™ Power Top. Prepare for a true open-air adventure!

The Cherokee, meanwhile, offers practicality with its roof rails. Equip accessory roof rack crossbars and mount a bike or kayak for your latest excursion into the wild.

Interior Features: Space for People & Cargo

As far as interior space, the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee are versatile in their own ways. In terms of raw passenger space, the Cherokee takes the lead. It offers seating for five across all trim levels and a generous 40.3 inches of rear legroom. The Wrangler 4-Door model has 38.3 inches of rear legroom.

If you need to move cargo, though, the Wrangler has an advantage. The 4-Door model accommodates a grand total of 72.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. By contrast, the Cherokee offers 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the same configuration.

The Jeep Wrangler also offers rugged storage options you won’t find on the Cherokee. An available Trail Rail™ System includes cargo anchors and even an optional Tailgate Table, convenient for a quick meal as you and your friends prepare to adventure on foot.

Jeep Wrangler vs Jeep Cherokee: SUV Specs

The 2020 Cherokee and Wrangler have one more quality in common: both offer three engines. You have different engines to choose from depending on which SUV you opt for. Let’s look closer:

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Cherokee

2.0L Turbo Engine

270 horsepower / 295 lb-ft of torque

2.0L Turbo Engine

270 horsepower / 295 lb-ft of torque

3.0L EcoDiesel Engine

260 horsepower / 442 lb-ft of torque

2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine

180 horsepower / 171 lb-ft of torque

3.6L Pentastar® V6

285 horsepower / 260 lb-ft of torque

3.2L Pentastar® V6

271 horsepower / 239 lb-ft of torque

 Jeep Cherokee

No matter where you adventure, you’ll find an engine equipped to serve you. All Jeep Wrangler engines can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Cherokee’s Pentastar® V6, however, can tow up to 4,500 pounds, so you can have a bit more pulling power when you need it most.

The Trail Rated® Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is ready for rough terrain with its advanced 4×4 capability and water fording ability. Still, the Wrangler Rubicon remains the reigning off-road champ. Its uses Tru-Lock® Electronic Locking Differentials to help you keep your grip in the mud and dirt!

Is the Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Cherokee a Better Buy?

We hope you enjoyed this comparison of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee! Both SUVs offer a unique interpretation of Jeep brand adventure. We want our Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, OR, customers to see that for themselves.

Book your test drive today at our Jeep dealership. Whether it’s the Wrangler’s off-road excellence and fun spirit or the Cherokee’s all-around practicality, get ready to start your next adventure!

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