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BMW X5 vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee
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At a Glance: BMW X5 vs. Grand Cherokee

Are you ready to take on the streets of Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH? 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 your lifestyle.

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

Which BMW X5 Configuration Matches Your Style?


375 HP | 293 HP
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Wireless | Wired
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14.9 in. | 8.4 in.
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When discussing the BMW X5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s impossible not to mention their impressive capabilities. Both models are known to make every drive exhilarating; however, one model delivers quite a bit more.

Power Out of the Gate

The BMW’s four available engines take the cake in this department when compared to the powertrains found in the Grand Cherokee. Starting with the base BMW X5 trim, you’ll find a 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that's capable of 375 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers three available engines with its base 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine producing 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Unbridled Power

As you explore the other trims of the X5, you’ll uncover three additional engines, two performance-tuned and one plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain:

  • 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8: 523 HP/553 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8: 617 HP/553 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L BMW Twin Power Turbo 6-cylinder with integrated electric motor: 483 HP/516 lb-ft of torque

Meanwhile, the Grand Cherokee offers two additional engines, including a 2.0L Turbo PHEV and a 5.7L HEMI® V8. Still, even with its most powerful engine, the Jeep can only produce 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. So, if you want a vehicle that can make every ride a dynamic, sporty, and heart-pumping experience, the BMW X5 is the right choice for you.


Safety is a priority no matter what kind of car you drive, whether you’re flying solo or have your most precious cargo on board. As such, you’ll appreciate the many safety features in these SUVs.

Safety Comes Standard

The X5 and the Grand Cherokee have a few brand-specific safety systems in common:

  • Rear-view Camera
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

With these driver-assistance features on board, you’ll be able to feel confident no matter where you drive.

Next-Level Safety

However, what if we told you that you can drive a model that not only helps protect you but also helps protect the drivers following you, too? Thanks to the standard Adaptive Brakelights in the BMW X5, you can!

If you brake suddenly, these brake lights will flash to alert drivers behind you and help mitigate rear-end collisions. Unfortunately, the Jeep Grand Cherokee goes without a similar safety amenity.


Today’s drivers not only expect tech in their vehicles, but they also demand it. When it comes to helping you stay informed, connected, and engaged while on the road, both the BMW X5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee have some great features.

That’s Infotainment

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® 5, which includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Higher trims increase the size of its display to a 10.1-inch platform. A wireless charging pad is available with an upgrade. On the other hand, the BMW X5 brings the standard BMW Curved Display with its 14.9-inch central information display.

Similar to the Grand Cherokee, the BMW X5 also comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Still, the BMW provides standard wireless smartphone integration, so—unlike the Jeep—you can leave the cords at home and keep your BMW’s cabin clutter-free. Plus, wireless device charging also comes standard in the X5.

Navigating the Information Highway

In addition, the BMW X5’s multi-input iDrive 8 Operating System has cloud-based navigation and can be operated by voice, touchscreen, or by iDrive touchpad controller. Unfortunately, the Grand Cherokee goes without a similar system.

Ultimately, with its bigger screens and hands-free operation, the BMW X5 makes it easier to view navigational maps, switch between apps, and use the Rear-view Camera to see around your vehicle.

Which SUV Is Right for You?

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

If you’re a driver in Stratham, Portsmouth, or Exeter, NH, you can experience the BMW X5 firsthand when you schedule a test drive at BMW of Stratham today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new X5 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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