Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. Kia Telluride

October 20th, 2021 by

Both the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the 2022 Kia Telluride are all-new three-row SUVs with expansive seating, powerful engines, and the latest and greatest technology for all your drives. However, only one can reign supreme in the battle for the ultimate family SUV. Read on to find out which takes home the title!

Available Engines and Capability

The Kia Telluride has a slightly more powerful standard engine than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L near Medford. The Telluride is powered by a 3.8L V6 with 291 hp and 262 lb-ft. of torque under the hood, whereas the Grand Cherokee L’s base engine, a 3.6L V6, pulls 290 horsepower with 257 lb-ft. or torque. Both engines feature an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L near Long Island really shines in its higher trims, however. Though the Kia only has the one V6 engine for all of its trims, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L has an available 5.7L V8 engine, delivering 357 horsepower with an aggressive 390 lb-ft. or torque.

The Jeep’s more powerful engine really shines when towing an RV, boat, or trailer. In fact, the V8 engine allows the Grand Cherokee L to tow a best-in-class maximum of 7,200 pounds. Compare that to the Telluride’s 5,000-lb. maximum towing capacity. It’s plain that the Jeep Grand Cherokee L towing capacity can allow for so much more equipment to be carried for family vacations, moving dates, or anything else suitable for towing.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Space for Passengers or Gear

Both of these SUVs have three spacious rows for passengers. The Telluride seats 8 total using a back and middle bench seat, where the Grand Cherokee L in Patchogue can seat up to 7 with a middle bench.

As far as interior cargo space goes, the Telluride has a slight edge with a total of 87 cubic feet behind the first row. The Jeep, in contrast, has 84.6 cubic feet total cargo room, which means the Telluride can fit about one more suitcase with two passengers.

Technology and Safety Features

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L near New York features a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Upper trims really pull out the stops with the interior tech, including navigation, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, wireless charging capability, and a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system.

The Telluride, on the other hand, features a standard 8-inch touchscreen with the requisite smartphone integrations, but with wires required. You can also spring for a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, wireless charging, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon system.

Both SUVs feature exhaustive active safety and driver-assistive features, like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, and more. However, the Grand Cherokee L has a few more options if you’re really concerned about safety, like hill descent control, parking assist, and even a night vision camera.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Interior

Winner: Jeep Grand Cherokee L for Sale Near Medford 

Though both of these SUVs are highly capable, comfortable machines for the whole family, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L near Long Island edges out the Kia Telluride for its more powerful engine, better technology, and greater comfort.

When you’re ready to find your next vehicle, come view the wide selection of available new and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L near Nassau County. Our dedicated sales people will help you find the perfect vehicle for you and your family, and our finance department will make sure you get the best possible deal. And our service department is standing by for whatever maintenance or repairs you might need. Also, be sure to check out our Jeep Wave Loyalty Program where you have a chance to receive exciting benefits you don’t want to miss out on!

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