2020 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar I-Pace have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the I-Pace and Grand Cherokee have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The I-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Grand Cherokee’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the I-Pace. But it costs extra on the Grand Cherokee.

The I-Pace offers an optional 360° Surround Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Grand Cherokee only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The I-Pace’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the I-Pace and the Grand Cherokee have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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The I-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Grand Cherokee’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

The I-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Grand Cherokee’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the I-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for tire rotations, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Jeep doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Grand Cherokee.

Engine

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The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 99 more horsepower (394 vs. 295) and 252 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 260) than the Grand Cherokee’s standard 3.6 DOHC V6. The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 34 more horsepower (394 vs. 360) and 122 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 390) than the Grand Cherokee’s optional 5.7 V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jaguar I-Pace is faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee:

I-Pace

Grand Cherokee V6

Grand Cherokee V8

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

7.7 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

15.8 sec

14.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

110.1 MPH

88.4 MPH

92.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the I-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the Grand Cherokee:

MPGe

I-Pace

AWD

Electric Motors

80 city/72 hwy

Grand Cherokee

MPG

RWD

3.6 DOHC V6

19 city/26 hwy

AWD

3.6 DOHC V6

18 city/25 hwy

5.7 OHV V8

14 city/22 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the I-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The I-Pace’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 234 miles on pure electricity. The Grand Cherokee can’t move without running its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar I-Pace higher (10 out of 10) than the Jeep Grand Cherokee (3 to 7). This means the I-Pace produces up to 36.3 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Grand Cherokee every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the I-Pace’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the Grand Cherokee:

I-Pace

Grand Cherokee

Front Rotors

13.78 inches

13 inches

The I-Pace’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Grand Cherokee V6 are solid, not vented.

The I-Pace stops much shorter than the Grand Cherokee:

I-Pace

Grand Cherokee

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

188 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

138 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

157 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The I-Pace’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 65 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Grand Cherokee Laredo’s standard 70 series tires. The I-Pace’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Grand Cherokee’s optional 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the I-Pace has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Grand Cherokee Laredo. The I-Pace’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the Grand Cherokee.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the I-Pace uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Grand Cherokee, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The I-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Grand Cherokee’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the I-Pace’s wheelbase is 3 inches longer than on the Grand Cherokee (117.7 inches vs. 114.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the I-Pace is .4 inches wider in the front and 1 inch wider in the rear than the track on the Grand Cherokee.

The I-Pace HSE handles at .90 G’s, while the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The I-Pace HSE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 4 seconds quicker than the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 (24.8 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.8 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis

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The I-Pace is 5.5 inches shorter than the Grand Cherokee, making the I-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The I-Pace is 8 inches shorter in height than the Grand Cherokee, making the I-Pace much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

The design of the Jaguar I-Pace amounts to more than styling. The I-Pace has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Grand Cherokee (.371) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the I-Pace get better fuel mileage.

The front grille of the I-Pace uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity

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To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the I-Pace’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Grand Cherokee Limited/Trailhawk/Overland/Summit, the I-Pace offers an optional driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The I-Pace offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The I-Pace’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch. The Grand Cherokee

The I-Pace’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Grand Cherokee’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the I-Pace the driver can close them all from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Grand Cherokee can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The I-Pace’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Grand Cherokee’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the I-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the I-Pace second among compact premium SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Grand Cherokee isn’t in the top three in its category.

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