2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia

When it comes to comparing the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs the 2017 GMC Acadia, these two midsize SUVs are designed for very different audiences. The 2017 GMC Acadia is optimized for day-to-day family transportation, with somewhat larger dimensions and more passenger space. On the other hand, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed for ultimate capability both on and off the road for smaller families or active individuals.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is somewhat more expensive, but right out of the gate it offers significantly more capability than the 2017 GMC Acadia. The Grand Cherokee's standard 3.6-liter V6 engine can crank out 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and offer up to 6,200 pounds of towing when properly equipped. In comparison, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder base engine on the 2017 Acadia offers just 194 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee VS 2017 GMC Acadia
$30,395 Starting MSRP $29,070
3.6-L V6 (295 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L four-cylinder (194 hp)
5 Passenger Capacity 5, 6 or 7
Rear-Wheel or Four-Wheel (any trim) Drive Type Front-wheel or All-Wheel (most trims)

Comfort Features on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Both the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 GMC Acadia come loaded with comfort and convenience features. A rearview camera, automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, a touchscreen-controlled infotainment system, and keyless entry and ignition are standard in both vehicles. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes standard with rear parking sensors, which can make parallel parking and backing up safer and easier.

In this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2017 GMC Acadia comparison, the Jeep midsize SUV truly shines when it comes to its confidence off the road. While this may not be the ideal vehicle for a large family, it is the best option if you have serious towing and hauling needs, or want to be able to go off the road. Especially with the off-road optimized Trailhawk trim, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers the ability to survive even some of the toughest terrain. This midsize SUV can also haul up to 7,400 pounds with its optional 5.7-liter V8 engine. The 2017 GMC Acadia can haul a maximum of 4,000 pounds when equipped with its optional 3.6-liter V6.

For more information on this comparison, or on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Stillwater MN, contact a member of the Fury Motors Stillwater sales team.

front seats of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an open sunroof
rear and side view of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the desert
tailgate view of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
gear shifter and Selec-Trac on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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