If you’re in the market for a powerful and capable SUV, then you’re probably considering the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Chevy Traverse. As two of the most popular SUVs on the roads of Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, TX, it can be a challenge to decide between them.
In this comparison, we at Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram hope to help you choose the right SUV for your next adventure. Let’s start by looking at how these models can get you off the pavement and on the way to making memories!
Grand Cherokee vs Traverse: Off-Road Readiness
As a Jeep, the Grand Cherokee was built for adventure. This model is equipped with several state-of-the-art adventuring features designed to get you where you want to go. For starters, you’ll have not one but three available 4×4 systems to choose from, including the Quadra Drive® II 4×4 system.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee doesn’t stop there, though. This model can also be equipped with the optional Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with five selectable drive modes: Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand.
The Chevy Traverse comes standard with a Driver Mode Selector, but you’ll have just one available all-wheel drive system to opt for, which isn’t quite as rugged as a 4×4 system. So, in comparison, the Chevy Traverse falls short.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t back down from any job with its available 2.0L 4-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine under the hood. This engine makes 375 horsepower, which enables the Grand Cherokee to tow 6,000 pounds of trailer weight when the vehicle is properly equipped. However, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine pushes that towing capacity up to 7,200 pounds when properly configured.
The Chevy Traverse doesn’t offer nearly as much power or capability. This model has just one engine—meanwhile, the Jeep offers three—so you’re limited to the 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque this engine has to offer. That’s less than half of what the Grand Cherokee can pump out. Consequently, the Chevy Traverse can only tow up to 5,000 pounds of trailer weight when properly equipped.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior vs Traverse Interior
Inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chevy Traverse, you’ll find ample cargo space for your camping gear, the kids’ sports equipment, or supplies for your next DIY home improvement project. Additionally, both models come equipped with an intuitive infotainment system that can keep you connected no matter where you’re heading.
However, when you stream your audio via standard Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ in the Grand Cherokee, you’re going to get a whole new experience thanks to the available 19-speaker premium McIntosh® sound system.
You’ll get the same kind of smartphone integration capability in the Chevy Traverse. However, your music, audiobooks, and podcasts won’t sound the same through the Traverse’s available 10-speaker system.
Now that you’ve seen how the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee reigns supreme in the SUV class in this comparison, it’s time to see it for yourself. Drivers near Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, Texas, can schedule a test drive in the Grand Cherokee by contacting us at Dallas DCJR!