Comparison - Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 2017 - vs - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Make: 
Average Price: 
43,095
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
#13161F
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#51111F
Rhino Clear Coat
#364656
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
#A20D00
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Xtreme Purple Pearl
#4B2175
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Rhino Clear-Coat
#454B59
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Gobi Clear
#7B6F57
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Chief Clear-Coat
#1F8FBD

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great family vehicle—just one that's also potentially ready to go off-road, tow a trailer or, on occasion, do things that are more workhorse-like than you'd attempt in most other typical family crossovers.

Pros
Premium look and feel
Responsive 8-speed automatics
Ecodiesel's 30-mpg rating, 730-mile range
Easy-to-use infotainment
SRT is fit for track time

Cons
Quite pricey, to be without a luxury badge
Grille design still not in alignment
Hemi is too thirsty for what it provides
No rearview camera on base Laredo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranks 8 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you the best of both worlds: a rough-and-ready off-road SUV with a handsome, refined interior and comfortable performance on pavement.

Pros
Excellent off-road capabilities
Powerful engine lineup
Upscale cabin
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Small cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

A Trailhawk model with extra off-road kit debuts for 2017, while the top-of-the-line Summit gets slightly revised styling and additional luxury-oriented interior garnishes. Newly available features include a self-parking system and lane departure warning. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard on every Grand Cherokee.

Pros
Appealing engines, including a thrifty diesel V6 and a brawny V8
Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
Impressive tow ratings for the class

Cons
Diesel engine is noisy at idle and low speeds
Ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills.

Pros
The undisputed off-road champion
Singular style
Smooth and strong V-6
A few concessions to modernity inside

Cons
Rough-and-tumble ride
Poor on-road handling
Expensive high-end editions
Remarkably poor safety scores
Soft tops are fussy to use

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Jeep Wrangler is completely redesigned for 2018. Note that this review covers the new Wrangler. The previous-generation model, the Wrangler JK, is covered separately.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains the rugged Jeep character
Increased capability and comfort compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

CONS
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Standard V6 engine is a little underwhelming

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
There are few vehicles more capable off-road than the Wrangler JK. Equipped with removable doors, a removable roof, and a fold-down windshield, the four-wheel-drive Wrangler JK is one of the most fun and proficient ways to explore off the beaten path or to feel the wind in your hair. It’s also hard not to fall for the Wrangler JK’s charming and simple design, which can trace its roots back to the Willys MB Jeep of World War II fame.

Cons
The Wrangler JK’s off-road capability comes at the cost of its on-road manners. Live front and rear axles do the Wrangler JK’s ride quality no favors. The body also rolls precariously in turns, and the stability-control system regularly cuts in to prevent the droptop SUV from actually rolling over. Wind noise is exceptionally loud at highway speeds, and this Jeep drinks gas like it’s at an open bar. The available touchscreen infotainment system also is slow to respond to inputs and suffers from poor ergonomics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
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
Turning Circle: 
37.10Feet
40.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
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
no
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: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.80in
164.30in
Width: 
76.50in
73.70in
Height: 
69.30in
72.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
10.00in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
95.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
57.00in
55.60in
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
55.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
40.30
Rear Hip Room: 
56.20in
44.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
35.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
44.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6200lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
36.30cu.ft
12.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.70degrees
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.10degrees
32.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4869.00lbs
4315.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
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
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service

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-In
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
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
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
Trailer Tow Group
Dual Top Group
Power Convenience Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 24r
Quick Order Package 23r
Exterior Options: 
Body Color Exterior Mirrors
Power Sunroof
20" x 8.0" Aluminum Wheels
Metal Half Doors W/Locks
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Swing Gate Reinforcement
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
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
Heated Front Seats
Mopar Premium Sound And Leather
Alpine 9 Speaker W/All Weather Subwoofer
MOPAR Slush Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1B1B1B
Black/Light Frost Beige, cloth
#978C7C