2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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The Grand Cherokee SRT has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Grand Cherokee SRT and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the Grand Cherokee SRT 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Sport. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Sport ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 14 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Grand Cherokee SRT’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 supercharged V6, 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid, 3.0 supercharged V6, 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid, 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid and 5.0 supercharged V8 engine uses an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Grand Cherokee SRT’s reliability 18 points higher than the Range Rover Sport.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 17th in initial quality. With 30 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 24th in reliability. With 54 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8 produces 135 more horsepower (475 vs. 340) and 138 lbs.-ft. more torque (470 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8 produces 120 more horsepower (475 vs. 355) and 101 lbs.-ft. more torque (470 vs. 369) than the Range Rover Sport SE’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8 produces 95 more horsepower (475 vs. 380) and 138 lbs.-ft. more torque (470 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport supercharged V6:

Grand Cherokee SRT

Range Rover Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

4.4 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103.6 MPH

96.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Grand Cherokee SRT’s fuel efficiency. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

The Grand Cherokee SRT has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 22.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Grand Cherokee SRT has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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The Grand Cherokee SRT’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Grand Cherokee SRT’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:

Grand Cherokee SRT

Range Rover Sport

Front Rotors

15 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

12.8 inches

The Grand Cherokee SRT stops much shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

Grand Cherokee SRT

Range Rover Sport

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

125 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Grand Cherokee SRT has larger tires than the Range Rover Sport (295/45R20 vs. 235/65R19). The Grand Cherokee SRT’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (295/45R20 vs. 275/40R22).

The Grand Cherokee SRT’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Grand Cherokee SRT has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Sport.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Grand Cherokee SRT can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Grand Cherokee SRT handles at .88 G’s, while the Range Rover Sport HSE pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Grand Cherokee SRT executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.8 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Sport HSE (25.8 seconds @ .71 average G’s vs. 27.6 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Grand Cherokee SRT’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (38 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The Grand Cherokee SRT’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (38 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Grand Cherokee SRT is 5.1 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the Grand Cherokee SRT easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The Grand Cherokee SRT uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The Grand Cherokee SRT has .5 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more rear headroom and 1.7 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The Grand Cherokee SRT has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat up (36.3 vs. 7.8 cubic feet). The Grand Cherokee SRT has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat folded (68.3 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

Towing

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While the Range Rover Sport SVR can only tow 6613, any Grand Cherokee SRT can tow a minimum of 7200 pounds.

Ergonomics

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The Grand Cherokee SRT’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Sport does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Grand Cherokee SRT has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Grand Cherokee SRT has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the Range Rover Sport.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Grand Cherokee SRT owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Grand Cherokee SRT will cost $3145 to $7730 less than the Range Rover Sport over a five-year period.

The Grand Cherokee SRT will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Grand Cherokee SRT will retain 53.84% of its original price after five years, while the Range Rover Sport only retains 45.17% to 46.78%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will be $5769 to $47272 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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