2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Dodge Durango SXT RWD

2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2019 Dodge Durango
$31,945 MSRP

Starting Price

$30,195 MSRP
3.6L V6

Standard Engine

3.6L V6
7,200 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

6,200 pounds
19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Trim Levels


Seating Capacity


Marrero families who are on the hunt for a new full-size SUV certainly have plenty of options to choose from. There are lots of worthy vehicles on the road these days, but we think the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and new Dodge Durango stand out among the rest. Both SUVs offer strong, efficient engines and unparalleled towing power, along with a spacious interior that will keep you and your passengers comfortable on long drives.

With so many great features for each model, you might have a hard time making a final decision! Lucky for you, Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has put together a comparison that should help. Explore the differences of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango, below.

Pricing and Trim Levels: 2019 Durango or Grand Cherokee

  • Configurations
    • The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in 11 configurations: Laredo, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk®, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT®, and Trackhawk®.
    • The Dodge Durango is available in seven configurations: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, Citadel, R/T, and SRT.
  • Base Price
    • The Grand Cherokee Laredo, your entry-level model, starts at $31,945 MSRP.
    • The Dodge Durango base model, the SXT, starts at $30,195 MSRP.
  • Top Price
    • The top-tier Grand Cherokee Trackhawk® runs at $86,900 MSRP.
    • Upgrading all the way up to the Durango SRT will up your starting price to $62,995 MSRP.
Red 2019 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Engine Specs and Fuel Economy: 2019 Durango or Grand Cherokee

Whether you opt for the 2019 Grand Cherokee or the Dodge Durango, you’re sure to enjoy each vehicle’s intense engine power. Take a look at the base engines for each model, their fuel economy numbers, and their towing specs, below:

  • Standard Engine and Transmission
    • The standard engine on a Grand Cherokee is a 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT with 8-speed automatic transmission.
    • The Durango base engine is a very similar 3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT with ESS, paired with an 8-speed automatic 850RE transmission.
  • Fuel Efficiency
    • You’re probably noticing a trend by now – the Durango and Grand Cherokee share quite a few highlights! Their fuel economy is no different, and you’ll be happy to hear that you won’t be overspending at Gretna gas stations in either model. The Durango and Grand Cherokee both earn an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
  • Towing
    • Both models offer impressive towing specs, however, the Grand Cherokee has a slight leg up in this category, coming in at a 7,200-pound maximum towing capacity.
    • The Durango can tow up to 6,200 pounds when properly equipped – still plenty of power to tow a trailer or bring your ATV to trails far from New Orleans.
2019 Durango towing a car

Our New Grand Cherokee Inventory

Our New Durango Inventory

Test Drive the 2019 Durango and Grand Cherokee at Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

After comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango, you can see that they’re pretty similar vehicles. If you still need help deciding, contact us to schedule a test drive in both models. You’ll be able to see how you feel behind the wheel, and you’ll also get a chance to test out their interior features like Uconnect® 4 with 7-inch display and Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®. Before you stop by, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials for great savings!

If you’d like to continue researching the Grand Cherokee, compare it to the Ford Explorer, see what you think of the smaller Jeep Cherokee, or even compare the Cherokee vs. Compass.


While you’re at it, check out the new 2020 Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity and interior highlights, too!

More About the 2019 Grand Cherokee

  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

    With the help of one of four high-performance engines, your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee can reach a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. Learn more about each engine option and explore the Grand Cherokee’s convenient towing features, below! New Grand Cherokee Inventory2019 Grand Cherokee Overview How Much Can the Grand Cherokee Tow? When you opt…

  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Configurations

    The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in 11 configurations, and each one has something amazing to offer families and solo drivers alike in Marrero. Whether you opt for the entry-level Laredo or the top-tier Trackhawk® is no matter – you can be sure it will exceed your expectations! Explore what each new Grand Cherokee…

  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology

    The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect companion for Gretna families thanks to its well-appointed interior and 11 available configurations. When you open the door to a new Grand Cherokee, you’ll find a cabin that is fully-loaded with advanced technology features like Uconnect® 4, which allows for integration with your Android or Apple smartphone….

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