What is the Most Powerful, Off-Road Jeep Model?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 4:32 pm
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Wrangler

The entire Jeep brand is built around creating tough and powerful off-road models. However, which is the best out of all of them? For that, we look to the 2 top pinnacles of the Jeep catalog. Those are the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Engine Options and  Power Output

Starting with the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the standard engine is a 3.6L V6 engine. This produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, there are additional engine upgrade options for higher trim levels. Those include a 5.7L V8 with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, a 6.4L V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.2L supercharged V8 with 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

As for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, the standard engine is also a 3.6L V6 engine. Here it offers a baseline 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A turbocharged and more efficient 2L inline 4 engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque is also available.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exterior shot with red pain color parked on a race track at sunset

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon exterior shot with red paint color driving on rocky mountain terrain near a creek

So, as we are beginning to see, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is more concerned with power. It also has the advantage of passenger seating and cargo space. Meanwhile, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will show itself to be the prime choice for an off-road adventure. The primary reason behind this is the dimensions and weight of the Wrangler over those of the Grand Cherokee.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Dimensions

The dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee are 189.9” x 84.8” x 70” (L x W x H).

The dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler are 166.8” x 73.8” x 73.6” (L x W x H).

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Weight

The base weight of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 4,513 lbs without passengers or cargo. However, depending on trim, this can reach as high as 5,361 lbs.

Meanwhile, the base weight of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler 4,010 lbs or 3,955 lbs depending on the choice of trim and engine. Able to sacrifice cargo and extra seating space, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler centralizes its power and weight to create a sublime amount of performance and balance for off-road driving.


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Test Drive a Jeep Model in Kenosha, WI

Interested in getting a Jeep of your own? Check out our inventory here at Palmen Motors for a wide selection of new and pre-owned Jeep vehicles. Schedule a test drive online or call if you have any additional questions to ask. The Palmen Motors dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within Kenosha County.

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