2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

Did you know that the Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV in the history of sports utility vehicles? It has won more industry awards than any other vehicle in its class, and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee arrives at Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia with an exciting update. The all-new 80th Anniversary Edition celebrates not only this continued success but the long and storied history of this iconic American brand. Another popular option among midsize SUVs is the Hyundai Palisade, which is available at local Hyundai dealerships in Columbia South Carolina. You may be amazed at just how well the Grand Cherokee fares against the top competition, and we aim to showcase what makes it compelling by comparing the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade across a range of important automotive categories.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Overview

Exterior - Jeep Dealer serving Columbia SC

Let us begin our 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade comparison with size. Both models are similar in terms of wheelbase with the Jeep measuring 114.8 inches and the Hyundai measuring 114.2 inches, but this is where they begin to diverge. The Grand Cherokee measures 189.8 inches overall—about 15.8 feet—whereas the 2021 Hyundai Palisade measures 196.1 inches—about 16.3 feet. The Jeep also boasts an 8.6-inch minimum ground clearance, a 76.5-inch width without mirrors and a 69.3-inch height without roof rails. The Hyundai has a 7.9-inch minimum ground clearance, a 77.8-inch width and a 68.9-inch height. In both cases, the base wheels are alloy, and wheel sizes range from 18 to 20 inches.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Columbia SC

It is important to note that there is a fundamental difference in design between the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. While both vehicles are midsize SUVs, the Palisade is designed as a three-row vehicle that can seat up to eight. The Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, is at the smaller end of the range for midsize SUVs and is designed as a five-passenger vehicle that maximizes spaciousness, comfort and cargo space. Consider that the dedicated cargo area in the Jeep is 36.3 cubic feet and less than half that in the Palisade. Hyundai sacrifices that for a third row of seating that provides 31.4 inches of legroom, which makes it impractical for adults outside of very short trips.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Interior
Jeep Grand Cherokee Mechanical specs

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in a league of its own when it comes to performance in this space and offers multiple options, so we will begin with the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. It has a 3.8L V6 that makes 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai mates it to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional. The base setup for the Grand Cherokee is similar: 3.6L V6, 295 hp, 260 lb.-ft. and eight-speed auto. However, the Grand Cherokee comes with rear-wheel drive standard and also offers AWD as an option. Jeep also gives you the option of a 5.7L V8—360 hp, 390 lb.-ft.—a 6.4L V8—470 hp, 475 lb.-ft.—and a supercharged 6.2L V8—707hp, 645 lb.-ft. The AWD systems available with these setups is much more advanced than in the Palisade, and the Grand Cherokee can tow as much as 7,200 pounds whereas the Palisade is limited to 5,000.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's Mechanical
Tech - Jeep Dealership in Columbia SC

The comparison is closer when it comes to tech, but Jeep offers the Uconnect software, which is widely regarded as of the best infotainment implementations on the market. Both automakers include a color HD touchscreen, rearview camera system and Android and Apple compatibility and offer options like in-dash navigation and wireless device charging. You can expect a robust selection of driver-assistance technologies in both cases as well. Hyundai does offer a more expansive suite for its base models, but practically all of the driving assists available are present on both vehicles at some point in the lineup.

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If you have any additional questions about the Grand Cherokee or how it compares to other vehicles on the market, do not hesitate to call Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia or contact us online. You can also visit our location in Columbia South Carolina to test-drive the Grand Cherokee, and an appointment is never required. You can also shop with us online. On our website, you will find live chat and all of the other tools and resources needed to finance or lease the Grand Cherokee online.

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