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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2021 Dodge
Durango

MSRP*: $32,570 to $80,995
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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $36,663 to $56,686
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 85.1 ft3 84.6 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 293 - 710 hp 290 - 357 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,700 lbs 6,200 - 7,200 lbs
Exterior Length 200.1 - 200.8 in 204.9 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 76.4 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Dodge Durango than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Dodge Durango requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Dodge Durango is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Dodge Durango carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Durango is much slimmer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Dodge Durango is slightly shorter than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Dodge Durango has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Dodge Durango will do just as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Dodge Durango has a little more horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Dodge Durango has less seating than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making the Jeep Grand Cherokee L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Dodge Durango as you will in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Warranty
The Dodge Durango comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.