2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Dodge Durango vs 2020 Jeep Grand cherokee

Is it possible to find the perfect midsize SUV? That question can be answered in millions of different ways, but the best way to find the perfect midsize SUV is to remember what SUVs are meant to be. An SUV should be able to go off-road, have decent rear storage space, and seat a small handful of people. Comparing two midsize SUVs from the Fiat-Chrysler Automobile (FCA) group means comparing the 2020 Dodge Durango with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a legacy in the SUV world, but how much of that prestige extends to the Dodge Durango, especially as both vehicles roll out into the new decade? The table below will compare the ways that each SUV has been outfitted to take on the challenges of being an SUV in 2020.

2020 Dodge Durango 


2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 

8 Trim Levels  12
$30,495  Starting MSRP  $32,045 
8.1 Inches  Ground Clearance  8.6-10.8 Inches (with Available Air Suspension) 
85.1 cu.ft.  Maximum Cargo Capacity  68.3 cu.ft. 
5-7 Seating 5

Comparison Analysis

The two midsize SUVs are clearly two different ways to look at what an SUV is supposed to be. Shoppers who need to carry the most people and cargo will find the Dodge Durango fills those needs better than the Grand Cherokee. On the other hand, the Grand Cherokee will absolutely outdo the Durango in off-road capability when properly equipped. Having more trim levels with the Grand Cherokee means discerning car buyers will be able to find a more precise fit, whereas the Durango keeps things more concise, which is often friendlier to more casual SUV buyers.  

2020 Dodge Durango Trim Levels

SXT: Base functionality

SXT Plus: Some added features

GT: Sporty looks and high seating capacity

GT Plus: Convenient features

Citadel: Unique styling

R/T: High-performance SUV

Citadel Anodized Platinum: Feature-rich luxury

SRT®: Extreme performance and style

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trim Levels

Laredo: Classic functionality

Upland: Style and practicality

Altitude: Personality and tech

Upland 4x4: Capability in sleek style

Limited: Sporty and safe

Limited X: Class with features

Trailhawk®: Off-road challenger

Overland: A step up, inside and out

High Altitude: How Jeep says “Luxury”

Summit: Refined sound, seats, and safety tech

SRT®: A lineage of performance

Trackhawk: Unparalleled power and style

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