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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Dodge Durango

2021 grand cherokee vs dodge durango

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2021 Dodge Durango
$32,220 MSRP*

Starting Price

$31,765 MSRP*
3.6L V6 Engine

Standard Engine

3.6L V6 Engine
3,500 lbs.

Base Towing Capacity

6,200 lbs.
68.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

85.1 cubic feet

Seating Capacity

19 MPG City/26 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

19 MPG City/26 MPG Highway

Any family drivers looking for a fusion of accommodating cargo dimensions, luxury fittings and features, and dauntless performance are likely to end up comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Dodge Durango. The 2021 models have just been launched, so we’ve considered everything from fuel economy to features in a bid to help you choose the right model.

Read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG
  • Interior Space

Durango or Grand Cherokee: Pricing

Nearly every Nickerson driver is going to make pricing a top priority, so here’s how starting prices breaks down for entry-level trims:

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4×2: Priced at $34,220 MSRP*
  • 2021 Dodge Durango SXT RWD: Priced at $31,765 MSRP*

The Dodge offers lower monthly payments, but the Jeep more than earns its higher starting price with added capability and performance features.

Durango or Grand Cherokee: Power and MPG

Both vehicles fit a 3.6L V6 engine as standard for the same EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with the Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4×2 and Durango SXT RWD.

The Dodge Durango standard towing capacity is more than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity (6,200 lbs. vs 3,500 lbs. with the entry-level Grand Cherokee), but engine options for both include:

  • 295 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque 3.6L Pentastar® V6
  • 360 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque 5.7L HEMI® V8
  • 475 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque 6.4L HEMI® SRT V8
  • 707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8

Durango or Grand Cherokee: Interior Space

You’ll find 60/40 split folding seats available with both vehicles to provide plenty of versatility. For larger families, the Durango might be a touch more attractive. It offers:

  • Seating for up to 7 vs. 5 with the Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 68.3 with the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Take a Closer Look at Our Latest SUVs by Visiting Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today

Taking a couple of test drives is the best way to compare Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Dodge Durango, and we’ll be happy to put you behind the wheel of each. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us today.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

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