2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs GMC Terrain

Jeep Grand Cherokee

When you’re on the search for a dependable crossover for your commutes around Georgetown, Vernonburg, Montgomery, and Richmond Hill, GA, it’s important to consider a few different factors, including fuel efficiency, powertrain features, and interior cabin comfort. Two SUVs you may be considering are the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the GMC Terrain.

While both these vehicles might be decent choices, it’s important to do a bit of research before you decide which one is ultimately the right choice for you. In order to make the research process as simple as possible, our team at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram South Savannah created this handy 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. GMC Terrain comparison. Now, let’s see how these two models stack up against one another.

Engine Specs

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine SpecsTo get started, we’ll head right under the hood and check out the engine specs.

With the 2020 Grand Cherokee, you’re going to have the choice between four different engines:

  • Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine: 295 horsepower / 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine: 360 horsepower / 390 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 6.4L SRT® V8 engine: 475 horsepower / 470 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine: 707 horsepower / 645 lb-ft of torque

With the 2020 Terrain, you’ll only have two different engines to pick from, and they don’t provide nearly as much power as the ones you get with the Grand Cherokee.

The standard 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine only produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine offered, the available 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, can’t even beat the standard engine found in the Grand Cherokee, as it only produces 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.


Performance and Powertrain

Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance Specs

The power discrepancies really show when it comes to towing capability as well.

With the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’re going to get a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped, while the 2020 GMC Terrain maxes out at just 3,500 pounds.

In the Grand Cherokee, you’ll be able to tow more than double the amount you would be able to in the Terrain.


Interior Cabin Space and Comfort

Jeep Grand Cherokee InteriorNow, we’ll take a look inside both these SUVs.

In the trunk of the 2020 Grand Cherokee, you’re going to get 36.3 cubic feet of cargo room, and if you need a bit more, just fold down the second-row seats for up to 68.3 cubic feet of storage.

Over in the 2020 Terrain, you’re only going to find 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, and you’ll get a maximum cargo volume of 63.3 cubic feet.

The Verdict: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs GMC Terrain

Now that you know a bit more about these two SUVs, it’s clear the Jeep Cherokee is the better choice for your commutes around the Georgetown, Vernonburg, Montgomery, and Richmond Hill, GA, areas, thanks to its more advanced performance features and spacious interior cabin.

Here at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram South Savannah, we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their car-buying journeys. For more information or to schedule your 2020 Jeep Cherokee test drive, call or stop by today!

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