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By Product Expert | Posted in Chrysler Pacifica, Comparison, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Out of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles currently out, which is the best model to consider as a family vehicle? We’ll have to exclude Ram which exclusively makes trucks and worker/cargo vans, but that leaves a lot left to consider with Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep.

Today, we’ll be comparing the models that we feel would be the best family vehicle out of these car brands’ catalogs. Our choices would be the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs.

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2019 Pacifica vs 2019 Grand Caravan vs 2019 Cherokee vs 2019 Grand Cherokee

Model 2019 Chrysler Pacifica 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Baseline Engine 3.6L V6 3.6L V6 2.4L Inline 4 3.6L V6
Horsepower 287 283 180 295
Torque (lb-ft) 262 260 171 260
Standard Transmission 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Standard Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 22 20 25 21
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 140.5 143.8 54.9 68.3
Seating Capacity 7 7 5 5
Starting MSRP $26,995 2019: TBD
2018: $26,250
$24,195 $30,895


If your concerns are with seating, safety, and cargo space, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica or 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan should be your choice.

If you’re more concerned with power and adventure, we recommend the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the most affordable option with the best fuel economy but lacks the cargo space, seating, and power of those above.

Of course, there are other things to consider, such as additional features. However, we believe this is helpful as a starting point.

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