BMW X5 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Are you ready to take on the streets of Westchester County, Yonkers, and Hartsdale, NY? If so, you’ll want a versatile SUV designed to deliver exceptional performance. Before heading to the dealership, it’s best to figure out which vehicle fits you.

To help you out, our team at BMW of Westchester put together this comparison of the 2021 BMW X5 vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee to highlight what each brings to the table. Read on to find out more!

BMW X5 Performance

BMW X5 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Performance

When it comes to performance, you want to be sure your car is efficient. After all, nobody wants to have to stop at the gas station more than necessary. Luckily for you, both the BMW X5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee have great fuel economy.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is powerful with its standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, which has 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This gives it an EPA-estimated 19 city, 26 highway, and 22 combined MPG.1 However, you’ll go a little farther with the BMW X5 due to its standard 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine with eBoost 48V mild hybrid technology.

This engine gives the BMW X5 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. Although the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the BMW X5 have the same estimated highway MPG, the BMW X5 has better city and combined fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 21 city, 26 highway, and 23 combined MPG.1

BMW X5 Headlight Detail

BMW X5 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Safety Features

Safety is a priority no matter what kind of car you drive. Therefore, you’ll love the safety features in these SUVs.

Both the BMW X5 and Jeep Grand Cherokee apply anti-lock braking systems (ABS) to help keep you safe. The Jeep Cherokee also has standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection and the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera.

Similarly, the BMW X5 has Active Blind Spot Detection and a Rear-view Camera. The BMW X5’s standard Active Driving Assistant also includes Frontal Collision Warning, which isn’t a standard feature for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

BMW X5 Tech

BMW X5 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Technology

When it comes to technology, both the BMW X5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee have some great features.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® 4, which includes Bluetooth®, available SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. The upper trims have Uconnect® 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch intuitive touchscreen, but this isn’t standard or available on the base trim.

On the other hand, the BMW X5 brings bigger screens with twin 12.3-inch displays, one which serves as a digital gauge display and the other for the infotainment system. The BMW X5 also comes standard with SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™.

In addition, the multi-input iDrive 7.0 system has cloud-based navigation and can be voice operated. With its bigger screens, the BMW X5 makes it easier to see the map while navigating, switch between apps, and use the Rear-view Camera to see around you.

BMW X5 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee: Our Verdict

When it comes to the BMW X5 vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s a close comparison. However, if you’re looking for amazing technology and safety features, we think the BMW X5 is the better choice for you.

If you’re a driver in Westchester County, Yonkers, or Hartsdale, New York, give the BMW X5 a try and schedule a test drive at BMW of Westchester today.


1 Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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