The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are rugged, adventurous, and practical SUVs which will effortlessly accommodate your family. Trying to choose between them has a lot to do with your personal preference and your lifestyle near Scranton, Tobyhanna, and Mount Pocono. Research will help you decide, though, which is what our Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango comparison is all about.

A quick run-through of features and specs in the Grand Cherokee and Durango and you'll be ready for a test drive near Stroudsburg or East Stroudsburg. We can arrange this test drive at Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, too!

Available Towing Capacity

You can trust both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango with towing responsibilities. How you configure each SUV is going to influence the maximum towing your model can handle.

At a minimum, the Durango can tow a respectable 6,200 pounds. Moving up from the V6 engine to a 5.7L V8 gives the Durango 7,400 pounds of maximum towing.  And finally, if you properly equip the Dodge Durango, it will be able to tow as much as 8,700 pounds!

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with two towing capacities for 2021. The first measures 6,200 pounds maximum with the V6 engine. Moving to any of the V8 offerings in the Grand Cherokee lineup bumps towing up to a maximum of 7,200 pounds.

Performance Abilities

Both Dodge and Jeep squeeze as much performance from their lineup of SUVs as possible. So, when you consider the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, you have to ask yourself how much power you want under the hood.

Starting with the Grand Cherokee, a standard V6 motor makes 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There are three different V8 motors on tap after that. The strongest is the riveting 6.2L supercharged V8, making 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. With this V8, your Grand Cherokee will jet from 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. The other two V8s are:

  • 6.4L V8 that makes 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 that makes 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque

The Dodge Durango has a rather similar engine lineup to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. For example, the standard V6 makes the same 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7L HEMI® is also identical, generating 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Even the 6.4L V8 shares outputs of 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

And moving to the top of the list, the supercharged 6.2L V8 is only slightly altered, making 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Dodge Durango: Powerful and Capable

If you want capability, performance, and power, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango will both impress. The difference may come down to whether you want a 2-row SUV like the Jeep or a 3-row SUV like the Durango.

You can test drive both models around Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Scranton, Tobyhanna, and Mount Pocono by coming to Ray Price CDJR!


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