Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango

2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee


Dodge Durango

Base Engine

3.6L V6 Engine
6,200 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

8,700 pounds
70.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

85.1 cubic feet

Seating Capacity

5 (7 optional)
19 MPG City/26 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

Need a family-friendly SUV with an adventurous side? Should you take home a Jeep or Dodge SUV? The Jeep Grand Cherokee fits the bill when navigating Visalia streets and heading off-road. How does the Jeep Grand Cherokee compare to the Dodge Durango? Which SUV is better for you and your family’s needs? These fully competent SUVs are both available at Western Motors Fresno, and we’ll help you compare both models to see which one is right for you. Once you’ve decided whether the Jeep or Dodge SUV is right for you, then apply for financing online so that you can take one home.



Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango: Performance 

The Grand Cherokee and Durango both offer exceptional performance and driving experiences for cruising along Madera roads. 

See the performance specs here: 

Jeep Grand Cherokee:

  • 3.6L V6 PENTASTAR Engine (Base)
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo PHEV Engine
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway
  • 7,200 pounds of towing capacity

Dodge Durango: 

  • 3.6L V6 Engine (base engine)
  • 5.7-liter V8 Engine
  • 6.4L HEMI® SRT V8 Engine
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT V8 Engine
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway
  • 8,700 pounds of towing capacity

If you’re looking for fuel efficiency, both SUVs are evenly matched. The Durango offers a little more towing capacity than the Grand Cherokee for those camping trips to the Hill Country or the Bayou. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango: Interior Dimensions

Need ample space for family vacations beyond Clovis or days at the beach? The Grand Cherokee maxes out at five passengers, as do the standard Durango trims. But the Durango Plus trims add an extra row for seating seven total. A larger version of the Grand Cherokee adds a third row for eight passengers.

Here are the interior dimensions for the Durango and Grand Cherokee: 

Jeep Grand Cherokee: 

  • Front/Rear Headroom: 39.9 inches/39.4 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 41.3 inches/38.2 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 59.2 inches/58 inches
  • Front/Rear Hiproom: 57.4 inches/56.3 inches
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 145 cubic feet
  • Max Cargo Space: 70.8 cubic feet

Dodge Durango: 

  • Front/Rear Headroom: 39.9 inches/39.8 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 40.3 inches/38.6 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 58.5 inches/57.7 inches
  • Front/Rear Hiproom: 57 inches/55.5 inches
  • Seating Capacity: 5 (7 optional)
  • Passenger Volume: 106 cubic feet
  • Max Cargo Space: 85.1 cubic feet

Find or Ford or Dodge SUV at Western Motors Fresno

The best way to experience the Durango or Grand Cherokee is to try either of these fine SUVs for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a test drive so that you can experience its performance for yourself. Our team will work with you to make sure that you’re taking home the Dodge or Jeep SUV that works best for you, at the price that works best for you, thanks to our selection of used vehicle specials.


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