2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs. 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

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Safety

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To help make backing safer, the Grand Cherokee SRT’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Grand Cherokee SRT and the AMG GLE 43 Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, 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, blind spot 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 Mercedes covers the AMG GLE 43 Coupe. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the AMG GLE 43 Coupe ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 6 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Mercedes 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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s engine uses an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

Engine

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The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8 produces 90 more horsepower (475 vs. 385) and 86 lbs.-ft. more torque (470 vs. 384) than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6.

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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe 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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe 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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe:

Grand Cherokee SRT

AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Grand Cherokee SRT has larger tires than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe (295/45R20 vs. 275/45R21). The Grand Cherokee SRT’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG GLE 43 Coupe (295/45R20 vs. 285/40R22).

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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Grand Cherokee SRT’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s (38 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Grand Cherokee SRT has a greater minimum ground clearance than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe (8.1 vs. 7.8 inches), allowing the Grand Cherokee SRT to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The Grand Cherokee SRT has .7 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.4 inches more rear headroom and .2 inches more rear legroom than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

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The Grand Cherokee SRT has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe with its rear seat up (36.3 vs. 23 cubic feet). The Grand Cherokee SRT has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe with its rear seat folded (68.3 vs. 60.7 cubic feet).

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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Grand Cherokee SRT has a standard rear wiper. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe 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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

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 $4875 less than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe 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 AMG GLE 43 Coupe only retains 42.17%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will be $12754 less than for the Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

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