Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Hyundai Santa Fe


LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Fenton has found an easy and comprehensive way to compare two of the leading car models in the industry: the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe.

If you’re a shopper who’s debating which model to ride off with, keep reading below to learn more. Soon you’ll be climbing into the model of your choice and hitting the streets near Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, MI.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs

Grand Cherokee vs Santa Fe: Pull-Through Performance

In order to make it through long-distance commutes and tough terrain, you’ll want to look for a vehicle with plenty of powerful capability.

Based on this, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers two powertrain options, including an available 281 horsepower engine. This is considered the lineup’s most powerful engine and can support a 3,500-pound towing capacity when properly equipped. 

In contrast, let’s see a breakdown of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and its available engines:




Torque (lb-ft)

Towing Capacity (lbs)

when properly equipped

3.6L Pentastar® V6




5.7L HEMI® V8




2.0L I4 DOHC

(Hybrids only)





As you can see, even the introductory 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine offers higher configurations than the Santa Fe and its available engines.  Another thing to note is that the Grand Cherokee more than doubles the towing capability offered by the Hyundai model, clocking-in a 7,200-pound maximum.

These high numbers are a perfect match for those who want major muscle to accompany them during their drives. Also, with your choice of four different 4×4 systems, your Jeep can automatically distribute your engine power to all four of your wheels.

Then there's the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. This system approaches rough terrain in a new way by designating different driving modes for nearly any terrain you can imagine.

Grand Cherokee vs Santa Fe: Off the Beaten Path

Simply put, the 2022 Grand Cherokee is made for the road and off-roads. This model is perfect for traveling through unfinished paths, trails, and alleys.

This is most noticeable with the Trailhawk trim. This trim is specifically designed with off-road versatility for those who love a good adventure. In fact, each Trailhawk comes Trail Rated®, which signifies the model’s capability in five key areas of off-roading:

  • Water fording (The Jeep® Quadra-Lift® Suspension System helps you make your way through up to 24 inches of water.)
  • Ground clearance (Grand Cherokee Trailhawk gives you up to 11.3 inches between your model and the ground below.)
  • Articulation
  • Traction
  • Maneuverability

This way, drivers of this model feel more confident choosing the road less traveled. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Santa Fe does not offer any special models that are focused on off-road performance.

Besides its offered available all-wheel drive system, there’s little effort put toward handling off-road conditions.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road

Grand Cherokee vs Santa Fe: Tech for Tech

The future is found within the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Climb inside and see for yourself with these available technologies:

  • Passenger screen: Front passengers can now have their own control panel to send directions to the driver and stay up to date on the status of their journey. This screen can also be used to stream online content through Amazon Fire TV™. 
  • Premium McIntosh® sound system with 19 speakers: Located throughout the cabin, this audio system is made up of 19 custom-designed speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer.
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.1-inch touchscreen: Use this gorgeous display screen to create up to five user profiles, and control your media and driving settings.
  • Head-Up Display: Paired with the Uconnect® system, drive information is virtually projected on your windshield, so you can keep your eyes on the road ahead.

In comparison, the Hyundai Santa Fe attempts to keep up with the same systems like wireless device charging and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ compatibility.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Ride With Your Pick Today!

You don’t have to be a car expert to know that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lot more potential in terms of performance, off-roading, and technology.

When it comes down to it, we highly suggest giving this model a test drive. Contact LaFontaine CDJR Fenton today, or stop by our showroom near Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, Michigan.

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