Comparison - Jeep Grand Cherokee 2016 - vs - Jeep Wrangler 2017 Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Convertible

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Make: 
Average Price: 
41,148
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
32,179
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Light Brownstone Pearl Coat
#A99F93
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
#13161F
Recon Green Clear Coat
#2A3A1F
True Blue Pearl Coat
#0D142E
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#51111F
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#808488
Black Clear Coat
#000000
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Firecracker Red Clear Coat
#B11726
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Hypergreen Clear Coat
#BFCF49
Rhino Clear Coat
#636569

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a unique off-roader bolstered by the freedom of open air driving. Its aging design is a throwback to the past, but it offers just enough contemporary features and modern amenities.
The Jeep Wrangler is a throwback to the brand's earliest days as a military supplier. Whether by chance or by design, the purpose-built off-roader has endured decades and has become one of Jeep's best-selling vehicles. Offered in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and extreme off-road Rubicon models, the Wrangler combines an throwback design with a smattering of modern amenities.

Pros
It's the off-road champ
Unique style, unique everything
Strong, smooth V-6
Carlike touches in cabin

Cons
Rough ride
Poor handling on pavement
Steep prices for top editions
Very poor safety ratings
Fussy soft tops

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler ranks 14 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler finishes near the bottom of our compact SUV rankings. The Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road SUVs out there, but class rivals are superior in pretty much every other area (fuel efficiency, interior comfort, available technology, and cargo space, to name a few).

Pros
Outstanding off-road capability
Standard part-time four-wheel drive
Powerful V6 engine

Cons
Uncomfortable ride and subpar handling on pavement
Cramped rear seats and few standard features
Poor fuel economy
More expensive than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

For the 2017 Wrangler, Jeep has added new optional LED headlights and foglights, as well as a Cold Weather package that includes remote start, heated seats and all-weather floor mats.
Although it's behind the times as far as tech goes, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is still one of the best go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles that money can buy. From the stripped-out Sport model all the way up to the hardcore Rubicon, there's a Jeep for every off-road scenario.

Pros
All but unstoppable on the trail
Unique rugged character
There's a Wrangler for a variety of tastes
Extensive factory and aftermarket parts support
Fun to drive in its own special way.

Cons
Crash test scores don't match more conventional vehicles
Long braking distances
On-road handling and overall comfort are lacking
Soft top is difficult to operate and offers little security
The latest safety and technology features are absent
Subpar fuel economy compared to most modern crossovers.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
285hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.10Feet
40.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.80in
184.90in
Width: 
76.50in
73.90in
Height: 
69.30in
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
10.00in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
116.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
42.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
41.70
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
36.30in
Front Hip Room: 
57.00in
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
55.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.20in
54.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
70.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
36.30cu.ft
31.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.00degrees
32.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4685.00lbs
4315.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Short and long arm front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front and rear stabilizer bar, Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Cargo area light
Front and rear reading lights
Leather trim on shift knob
Leather steering wheel
Rear floor mats
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 total speakers
Alpine premium brand speakers
552 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
9 total speakers
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Rear defogger
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0
17 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside rear mounted spare tire
All terrain tires
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
57
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection
Emergency braking preparation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags

Options

Packages: 
Quick Order Package 23H
Quick Order Package 27H
Luxury Group II
MOPAR Chrome Edition Group
Off-Road Adventure II
Trailer Tow Group IV
Off-Road Adventure I
MOPAR Exterior Appearance Group
Advanced Technology Group
Smoker's Group
Max Tow Package
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 23J
Dual Top Group
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 24J
Exterior Options: 
Body Color Exterior Mirrors
Power Sunroof
20" x 8.0" Aluminum Wheels
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Body Color Fender Flares
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Swing Gate Reinforcement
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Interior Options: 
Rear DVD Entertainment Center
Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/BT/ACCESS/NAV
Driver Power Memory/Passenger Manual Fold Flat Seat
Single Disc Remote CD Player
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1B1B1B
Black/Light Frost Beige, cloth
#978C7C
Color: 
Black, leather
#1D1D1D
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#8A6F5A