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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.
Both the Range Rover and Grand Cherokee SRT have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover 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 SRT’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.
The Range Rover offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Grand Cherokee SRT 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 Range Rover’s optional 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 SRT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
Both the Range Rover and the Grand Cherokee SRT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.
The Range Rover comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.
The Range Rover’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s (6 vs. 5 years).
For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Range Rover have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the Grand Cherokee SRT.
To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Range Rover has a standard 1600-amp battery. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s 700-amp battery isn’t as powerful.
The Range Rover P525’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 43 more horsepower (518 vs. 475) than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8. The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 82 more horsepower (557 vs. 475) and 46 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 470) than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4 V8.
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Grand Cherokee SRT (22 city/28 hwy vs. 13 city/19 hwy).
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover P525 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the Grand Cherokee SRT (16 city/21 hwy vs. 13 city/19 hwy).
The Range Rover P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Grand Cherokee SRT must run its internal combustion engine to move.
Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.
The Range Rover’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Grand Cherokee SRT (27.6 vs. 24.6 gallons).
The Range Rover’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 45 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.
The Range Rover V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.
The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Grand Cherokee SRT, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.
The Range Rover has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Range Rover’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.
The Range Rover’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover’s wheelbase is .3 inches longer than on the Grand Cherokee SRT (115 inches vs. 114.7 inches). The Range Rover LWB’s wheelbase is 8.1 inches longer than on the Grand Cherokee SRT (122.8 inches vs. 114.7 inches).
For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover is .8 inches wider in the front and 1.5 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Grand Cherokee SRT.
The Range Rover’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.9% to 51.1%) than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s (55% to 45%). This gives the Range Rover more stable handling and braking.
For greater off-road capability the Range Rover has a 3.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Grand Cherokee SRT (11.6 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The Land Rover Range Rover may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 250 pounds less than the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
The front grille of the Range Rover Diesel 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 SRT doesn’t offer active grille shutters.
The Range Rover has 9.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Grand Cherokee SRT (115 vs. 105.4).
Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the tailgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer tailgating seats.
The Range Rover has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Grand Cherokee SRT with its rear seat folded (68.6 vs. 68.3 cubic feet).
The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.
The Range Rover’s cargo area is larger than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s in every dimension:
Range Rover LWB
Grand Cherokee SRT
Length to seat (2nd/1st)
Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Range Rover’s rear seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.
The Range Rover’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the tailgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.
To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover’s tailgate can be opened and closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.
The Range Rover’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s (7716 vs. 7200 pounds).
Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Grand Cherokee SRT, the Range Rover offers an optional passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Range Rover 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 SRT doesn’t offer a heads-up display.
The Range Rover’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Grand Cherokee SRT’s parking brake has to released manually.
The Range Rover’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 SRT’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.
Optional air-conditioned front and rear seats keep the Range Rover’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.
J.D. Power and Associates rated the Range Rover first among large premium suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Grand Cherokee SRT isn’t in the top three.
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