Jeep grand cherokee vs Range rover sport

Both the Grand Cherokee and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioner, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors. So read on if you are here for the Jeep grand cherokee vs Range rover sport review

Jeep grand cherokee vs Range rover sport

The Grand Cherokee has standard Reactive Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Reactive Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Warranty

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Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the Grand Cherokee 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Sport. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Sport ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 14 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Grand Cherokee’s warranty.

jeep grand cherokee vs range rover off road

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Grand Cherokee’s reliability 18 points higher than the Range Rover Sport.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 17th in initial quality. With 64 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 28th in reliability. With 16 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Grand Cherokee V8’s fuel efficiency. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Jeep Grand Cherokee uses regular unleaded gasoline (mid-grade octane recommended with the 5.7 V8 engine for maximum performance). The Range Rover Sport requires premium, which can cost 5 to 40 cents more per gallon.

The Grand Cherokee has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 22.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Grand Cherokee has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Grand Cherokee stops shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

 Grand CherokeeRange Rover Sport 
60 to 0 MPH118 feet125 feetMotor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Grand Cherokee has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (245/70R17 vs. 235/65R19).

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Grand Cherokee’s turning circle is 3.5 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (37.1 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The Grand Cherokee’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (37.1 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

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Chassis

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 250 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The Grand Cherokee is 5.1 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the Grand Cherokee easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The Grand Cherokee offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Grand Cherokee Summit 4×4 is quieter than the Range Rover Sport HSE:

 Grand CherokeeRange Rover Sport
At idle45 dB45 dB
Full-Throttle70 dB79 dB

Passenger Space

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The Grand Cherokee has .5 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more rear headroom and 1.7 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The Grand Cherokee has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat up (36.3 vs. 7.8 cubic feet). The Grand Cherokee has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat folded (68.3 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Grand Cherokee’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Sport does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Grand Cherokee has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Model Availability

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The Grand Cherokee is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Grand Cherokee is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Sport because it costs $648 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Grand Cherokee than the Range Rover Sport, including $89 less for a water pump, $18 less for front brake pads, $185 less for a starter, $409 less for fuel injection, $172 less for a fuel pump, $169 less for front struts and $359 less for a timing belt/chain.

Recommendations

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Sport by almost thirteen to one during 2017.

Compare 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee2019 Land Rover Range Rover SportAdd Vehicle
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Select styleAltitude 4×2Select stylePHEV HSE
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,989$74,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,195$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$537 / month$1317 / month
The Car Connection’s Take
TCC Rating
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport climbs to the peak of the luxury-SUV niche with its tasteful looks and exceptional performance.
TCC Likes
Upscale look and feelA powertrain for every needImmensely capable off roadSupreme comfortCapability on or off roadUnderstated and gorgeous style
TCC Dislikes
A six-figure Jeep, really?Not fuel efficientAged safety scoresVery expensiveOnly one fuel-efficient powertrainSmall third row
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg0 mpg
Highway
26 mpg0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.760.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.239.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
5859.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.342.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57
Second Leg Room (in)
38.637
Passenger Capacity
55
Front Head Room (in)
39.939.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.67.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.8192.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.371
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.166.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.8115
Liftover Height (in)
32.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.578.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.966.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.324.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.324.8
Brakes
Drum – Rear (Yes or )
NANA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel4-Wheel
Disc – Rear (Yes or )
YesYes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
1314.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NANA
Disc – Front (Yes or )
YesYes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
1315
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.624.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-PinionRack-Pinion
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb (ft)
37.140.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
CompactNA
Front Tire Order Code
TLPNA
Spare Tire Order Code
NANA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50SR20P255/55YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
TLPNA
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20P255/55YR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350551
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
35005511
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
35005511
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
35005511
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350551
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
AluminumAluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 820 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
AluminumAluminum
Spare Wheel Material
SteelNA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 820 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
CompactNA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPIGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000472 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
ERCNA
Displacement
3.6 L/2202.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400398 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City (MPG)
19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
2119
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy (MPG)
26
EPA MPG Equivalent – Combined
42
Battery Range (mi)
19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.671.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.001.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.112.11
Trans Type
88
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.281.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NANA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.293.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143.14
Trans Order Code
DFTNA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
Transfer Case Model
Electronic
Trans PTO Access
No
Summary
Body Style
Sport UtilityPHEV
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand CherokeeLand Rover Range Rover Sport
Body Code
S
Suspension
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type – Rear
Multi-LinkMulti-Link
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type – Front
Short And Long ArmDouble Wishbone
Axle Type – Rear
Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) – Rear
3.73
Axle Type – Front
Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) – Front
3.73
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4

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