2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Chevy Traverse

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Explorer

Bold and busy families looking for their next SUV will likely consider the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chevy Traverse. Things like performance and towing capacity, as well as safety and comfort, sit at the top of the list for consideration. But you may be wondering: How do these vehicles match up head to head on these specs? Continue reading to find out!

After reading our review, Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton car shoppers can take a test drive at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 to help make your final decision.

Take on Towing Capacity

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you the freedom to tow what you want—boats, jet skis, snowmobiles, you name it—with a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. Regardless of the time of year, there are seasonal sports ready to be explored. Even bring along a camping trailer to upgrade your wilderness adventure.

In comparison, the 2020 Chevy Traverse comes with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. With 2,200 fewer pounds, you won’t be able to bring as large or as many different types of boats, trailers, or equipment.

Standard Safety: 2020 Chevy Traverse vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

All Chevy Traverse SUVs come with StabiliTrak, an electronic stability control system with traction control to help keep all four wheels on the road and move in the right direction through various conditions. Similarly, the Grand Cherokee has standard Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control to manage any wheel slippage and keep you on track.

Also, Trailer-Sway Damping comes standard across the board in the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Trailer Sway Control uses the Electronic Stability Control sensors to apply the brakes on individual wheels and adjust the throttle, allowing you to maintain consistent control over both your SUV and your trailer.

Comparatively, the 2020 Chevy Traverse does not have a standard trailer sway control system. For families looking to tow or who want the option, the Grand Cherokee comes better equipped at its base trim than the Chevy Traverse.

Traveling with Tech

Jeep Grand Cherokee

At the base trim of the 2020 Grand Cherokee, Google Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® conveniently come standard. Along with a 7-inch display with Uconnect®, your apps and navigation live right at your fingertips. Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth® means they’re at your beck and call, too.

Also, in the Chevy Traverse, you’ll find a 7-inch touchscreen display with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This includes Google Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® as well.

On higher Jeep Grand Cherokee trim levels, you can upgrade to the Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display. In comparison, although the Chevy Traverse also offers the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation, the largest available upgrade stops at 8.0 inches.

The additional 0.4 inches of screen makes navigating music, radio stations, and directions easier for drivers and more convenient for front-seat passengers.

Final Call: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Chevy Traverse

When it comes down to it, the 2020 Chevy Traverse and the Jeep Grand Cherokee offer many similar features. However, drivers interested in towing larger loads appreciate a standard trailer sway control system, and want to opt for a larger touchscreen display that the Jeep Grand Cherokee provides.

To get behind the wheel, drivers in and around Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton can visit us at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24.

Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to get behind the wheel and venture on your way!

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